Big Sioux River open for recreational use
STAFF REPORT • ARGUS LEADER • AUGUST 18, 2010
The Big Sioux River is open to recreational use again.
Gov. Mike Rounds has lifted the Aug. 6 executive order that banned people from the river after Sioux Falls pumped sewer water into it to deal with a sewer main collapse.
The city has been monitoring fecal coliform counts, and tests indicate levels are typical for this time of year. The city has stopped all pumping into the river.