Lee County plans to file lawsuits against the owners of several properties near Chatfield Lake. The county said raw sewage runoff from homes contributed to high E. coli levels in the lake several years ago.
Lee County is taking legal action to try to stop the polluting of Chatfield Lake. County Attorney Mike Short filed a lawsuit Friday morning against Richard and Wilma Moore of Keokuk. The Moores own three homes along Lake Road in the unincorporated town of Mooar.