Town Discovers Its Creek Has Turned Pink

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A Colorado town has pink water in its creek. 

The Clear Creek turned pink earlier this week and officials have been trying to figure out why.

The town of Idaho Springs hit paydirt yesterday and discovered the culprit was 20 gallons of concentrated dye.

It turns out a local business had slowly been putting the dye into the wastewater system.

Luckily, there is no threat to the environment and the pink should fade away soon enough.

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