Indiana takes action over subdivision's soil runoff

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State regulators have ordered a southwestern Indiana developer to halt work on part of housing subdivision because construction runoff has damaged a stream and wetland area.

Both the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and the Army Corps of Engineers have ordered Dan Buck of Dan Buck Homes Inc. to either restore the disturbed waterways or receive permits for the damage. Indiana has also ordered Buck to cease construction work in the immediate stream and wetland area of the Evansville development.

The state agency became involved after a neighbor complained dirt and debris from the subdivision's construction had washed onto her property and damaged a private lake.

Resident Barbara Bolin tells the Evansville Courier & Press the lake "looks like a cappuccino now" and is filled with debris.

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