Officials search for cause of Oklahoma creek contamination
April 19, 2017
PAWHUSKA, Okla. (AP) — Eight months after fish and turtles died in an Oklahoma creek, when saltwater levels spiked and water temperature at the bottom of the creek hit 100 degrees Fahrenheit, there still isn't a definitive answer as to where the saltwater came from.
Contamination in North Bird Creek is likely from deep in the earth, Oklahoma State University geology professor Todd Halihan told the Tulsa World (http://bit.ly/2nZpdzG ).
Halihan said the answer may not be apparent, but water cools on its way to the surface, which indicates the saltwater may have come from deep underground.