Area waterways contain E.coli

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Two local waterways are being posted this week as having unsafe water. Signs will be posted on portions of Fish Creek and Flat Creek warning recreational users of elevated levels of E.coli. This signage was first placed in August 2020 under the authority of Teton District Health Officer Dr. Travis Riddell.

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality will designate sections of Fish Creek and Flat Creek as Impaired Waterways under their rules regarding maximum concentrations of E. coli in waters that are used for primary contact recreation during the summer recreation season. Primary contact recreation includes swimming, float tubing, or in some manner being fully submerged in the water.

Signage will be posted near put-in locations used by float tubers on Fish Creek, near Hunt Bridge and on the U.S. Forest Service property directly upstream from Hunt Bridge. Signage will also be posted on Flat Creek near the Hay Barn Bridge on the South Park Feedgrounds and at the swimming hole at the confluence of Flat Creek and the Snake River on VonGontard’s Landing.

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