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Colorado's cattle feedlots a potential risk to waterways


December 10, 2017

DENVER (AP) — After a 2015 rainstorm, bait shop owner Kenny Condrey went to check on some river-fed ponds near his eastern Colorado home. What he found confirmed his fears. Dead fish lined the banks and floated on the water.

It was bad news for Condrey. Fishing spots were already rare north of I-70 along the Kansas Border.

Business at Pappa's Bait Shop in Idalia, Colorado, had all but dried up along with Bonny Reservoir, which was drained in 2011 to keep a water compact with Kansas. He counted on the South Republican State Wildlife Area for the little business he kept up.

Something had ki...

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