Residents of Sheridan may be asking themselves, what in the world was going on with Big Goose Creek? as it took on a reddish orange hue Tuesday. Monday's heavy rainfall was the cause says John Deutscher with the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality.
The Red Canyon area is approximately 13 miles west of Sheridan and is a drainage feeding Big Goose Creek that is located downstream of the City's water supply intake in the Big Goose Canyon.
Deutscher said that the runoff is completely natural and that residents have nothing to worry about as the dis-colorization will have no effect on the City's drinking water.