CRYSTAL SPRING, Pa. - State and local officials said Wednesday they were still assessing the damage from a manure spill at a 2,000-head, Fulton County hog barn last weekend that polluted a tributary of Brush Creek.
So far no fish have turned up dead in Brush Creek, a high quality, stocked trout stream.
The tributary was clearing up by Tuesday, mostly because weekend rains diluted the pollution, officials said.
Investigators said the manure spilled over a 770,000-gallon concrete pit beneath the barn owned by Steve and Denise Fowler on Hanks Road in Crystal Spring. The farm has been in operation for four years.
The owners could not be reached for comment.
Sara Wuertenberg, head of the Fulton County Soil Conservation District, said the amount of manure that overflowed before the spill was reported Friday was unknown.