Cow manure found in river in Gaston, Lincoln counties, officials say

The waste came from a broken pipe.
A white foamy substance was found in the South Fork Catawba River on Tuesday.
Published: Jun. 6, 2023 at 2:48 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 7, 2023 at 2:10 PM EDT
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GASTON COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - Strange material in the South Fork Catawba River Tuesday was found to be cow manure, according to officials with Lincoln County.

Officials with the Gaston County Emergency Management, Gastonia Fire Department’s hazardous materials team, and Lincoln County Emergency Management were investigating reports of white, foamy material in the river.

Lincoln County Emergency Management found that a broken pipe on a farm leaked waste into Indian Creek, traveling from there to the South Fork Catawba River.

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