Dye Testing Being Conducted in Hughes Creek-Area Streams


CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection will be conducting dye-testing in the Hughes Creek area in eastern Kanawha County this weekend. This is in conjunction with an investigation into the source of water that has contributed to muddying the yards of several area residences.

The non-toxic dye, which is frequently used in water-related investigations, will likely either be red or green and may show up in the water as early as late Friday night. Members of the public who see discolored water in Sugar Camp Branch or Hughes Creek should not be alarmed.

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Kelley Gillenwater
(304) 926-0440