Volunteers testing state waterways for bacteria: Herald-Leader Posted: July 16, 2001
More than 500 samples will be collected across the state's nine river basins. They will be rushed to laboratories to determine whether they contain the bacteria commonly found in the intestines of warm-blooded animals. Ken Cooke, the state's Watershed Watch Coordinator, says the purpose of the testing is ``to get to the essential question of, `How clean are our streams, are they safe to swim in and enjoy?'''
The answer last year was mostly ``no.'' Read the article here.