Comment in the Des Moines Paper
Fish cannot live in crystal clear river water very long. The fish need to eat algae, protozoa and other small morsels. The nutrients in fertilizer and manure provide the essentials for life in our rivers. If your drinking water comes from a stream, you want your water purified! Fish and a lot of other animals make love in it. Water purification costs money and creates good jobs. Enough about water quality! The DNR does not feed their fish.
— Been Farming 50+ years, 50461