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DNR: Pipe area manure spill will not affect Lake Winnebago anglers

9:03 AM, Jun. 5, 2014
Water in Pipe Creek in the town of Calumet is murky brown in May 2014 due to a manure leak.
Water in Pipe Creek in the town of Calumet is murky brown in May 2014 due to a manure leak.
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As the waters of Pipe Creek continue to recover from a large manure spill, some of which washed into southeastern Lake Winnebago, state health officials said Walleye Weekend anglers need only follow normal precautions in handling and cooking fish.

A small die-off of panfish along the east shore, south of the outfall of Pipe Creek, is not related to the manure spill, report fisheries biologists with the state Department of Natural Resources. Inspections of the fish today reveal it was caused by a normal outbreak of Columnaris disease, which primarily affects spawning fish in the spring. ...

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