Soda Butte Creek cleanup results in removal from impaired water bodies list

Soda Butte Creek cleanup results in removal from impaired water bodies list

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COOKE CITY, Mont. – Managers from state and federal agencies gathered near Cooke City Thursday to mark a milestone.

In the bucolic Lamar Valley, called the American Serengeti by National Geographic because of the large numbers of animals that gather there, a river has held an environmental secret for more than a century.

One of its main tributaries, Soda Butte Creek, has been polluted by sulfide runoff and heavy metals from an old mine near Cooke City – but no more.