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DNR Investigating red color in a Cherokee County stream

LARRABEE—After a report from the Cherokee County Sheriff’s office Wednesday afternoon, the DNR is looking for the cause of a red color in Bear Creek about four miles west of Larrabee.

The red color extends for about one mile and began entering Mill Creek about 5 p.m. Field tests showed elevated ammonia levels in the water, but DNR investigators did not see any dead fish.

Staff will continue investigating and work to stop the source of pollution. 

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