Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe implements water quality control plan to protect ecosystem of Chippewa River

A sure sign of late summer is the discovery of E Coli in the Chippewa River. Over the past few years, an increase in water quality testing has led to an increase in E Coli notices posted along the banks of the Chip River, informing recreational enthusiasts of potentially dangerous levels of the bacterium in the water. However, Tribal water quality specialist Carey Pauquette said, the E Coli levels haven’t been increasing at all in past years. They’ve just been getting more attention.

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