Red water mystery at Jasper Riverwalk solved

Red water mystery solved in Jasper

JASPER, Ind. (WFIE) - City officials say they now know what caused the water at the Riverwalk to turn red.

They say it was caused by a red marker dye.

Officials say a maintenance crew at a local company put the dye in an inlet to check the source of a leak in the basement of their building.

Officials say the dye is environmentally friendly and they confirmed seeing fish swimming fine through the water.

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