DNR responds to ‘foam event’ on Starkweather Creek
The Department of Natural Resources on Thursday responded to what they described as “a foam event” on Starkweather Creek.

A DNR staff person had observed foam along the creek on Wednesday near the docks at the Olbrich boat launch.

The DNR has hired contractors to contain the foam and sample it for any PFAS contamination. Results will be posted to the DNR’s PFAS webpage when available.

Foam frequently collects on the surface of rivers and lakes due to the buildup of organic compounds from decaying plant or algal material, where wind and waves push them to the shore. This foam may or may not contain PFAS...


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