More than 30 cows fell to their death off a cliff and into the Fresno river near Coarsegold.
Now the lack of action to remove the carcasses is raising concern among neighbors.
Some are worried the decomposing bodies could contaminate the drinking water.
The rancher who owns the cattle has been trying to remove the cows, but is having a hard time without professional equipment.
Madera County environmental health said any threat to water quality is minimal, but they are continuing to look into the situation.
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