Fecal bacteria found in a prominent Black Hills stream is raising concerns over water quality in Western South Dakota.
Levels of bacteria in Spring Creek above Sheridan Lake exceed the EPA safety threshold for swimming. The pollution led the Pennington County Emergency Management office to issue a public warning against recreation in part of the stream.
SDPB’s Charles Michael Ray reports the public can now track pollution levels on-line.
A link to the Pennington County Emergency Management Office website with areas of Spring Creek that require public health warnings can be found here.