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Rapid Creek Deemed Endangered

Victoria Wicks

Rapid Creek in the Black Hills has been named one of the most endangered rivers in the United States. The designation comes from American Rivers, a conservation group headquartered in Washington, D.C.

The organization says gold mining and exploration threaten this South Dakota river that supplies drinking water for around 90,000 people.

SDPB's Victoria Wicks has this story.

Rapid City freelancer Victoria L. Wicks has been producing news for SDPB since August 2007. She Retired from this position in March 2023.
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