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Pollution Persists On Spring Creek


If you were thinking about swimming in Spring Creek between Hill City and  Sheridan Lake -- don’t.

Spring Creek in the Black Hills feeds Sheridan Lake–and for the past few years this upper section of stream has tested positive for e-coli bacteria.   So far the lake itself has remained at safe levels.  

E-coli is an indicator of possible pollution from human or animal waste – and in Spring Creek there are high enough concentrations to exceed the EPA’s threshold for safe swimming.  

SDPB’s Charles Michael Ray has more.

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