Stream Advisory Issued for an Unnamed Tributary of Fancy Creek North Branch, South of Barnes


Residents and pets should not enter the stream at this time

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a stream advisory for an unnamed tributary of Fancy Creek North Branch where it crosses under All American Road near 1st Road in Washington County to Fancy Creek North Branch in Riley County. The stream advisory is a result of application of wastewater during a period of high rainfall from a confined animal feeding operation (CAFO). The CAFO, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks and Kansas Department of Health and Environment are working to address the issue.

Potential elevated bacteria and contaminants may be present in the intermittent stream and unnamed tributary to Fancy Creek. If you live or have activities near this stream near these locations, do not enter the stream or allow children or pets to enter the stream.

Kansas Department of Health and Environment will rescind the advisory once water samples show no health risk and water contact has been deemed safe.

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Derek Nester
Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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