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This article from St. Croix 360 is an example of how E.coli gets into rivers and well water from CAFO's when runoff risk is high and manure is spread into our streams. They applied over 10k gallons of manure per acre when the runoff risk was severe and had been for over a week. https://www.stcroix360.com/2020/01/factory-farm-runoff-contaminates-creek-in-st-croix-river-watershed-killing-fish/
This happened at Hutton Creek, WI just east of New Richmond, the St. Croix subbasin. This type of surface water pollution from CAFO's is common and accumulates in watersheds, leading to long term impairments.
I made a map to show the location of the Burnett County township where the proposed CAFO will be located, relative to the Trade River, which enters the St Croix near Wild River State Park. Trade Lake Township is 10 miles from the St Croix, also in the St Croix subbasin watershed. The advisory meeting is Tuesday Jan 21. https://www.co.polk.wi.us/index.asp?SEC=B88664DB-27D8-46A1-90E7-85136E7856FF&DE=146B46E0-4896-40AE-B012-A7EC6DD6E567&Type=B_BASIC