According to Dan Small of wisconsinsportsmanmag.com and dansmalloutdoors.com, the floodings resulted in a couple of catastrophic manure spills:
- In Richland County, manure made its way into Smith Hollow Creek and Willow Creek.
- In Lafayette County, Otter Creek received a manure spill.
A quick and dramatic flood sometimes can be beneficial to a trout stream, however. In such cases, floods often remove longstanding log jams and beaver dams that slow the water and contribute to higher, trout-averse temperatures.