Dakotas tribe bans swimming due to flooding

Associated Press

FORT YATES, N.D. (AP) — The Standing Rock Sioux tribe has banned swimming on its reservation straddling the North Dakota-South Dakota border because of high water levels in lakes, creeks and rivers.

Tribal Chairman Charles Murphy's order says strong currents and the possibility of debris in the water makes swimming too dangerous.

The tribe also is urging members to be cautious because flooding is forcing snakes and other wildlife into residential and public areas.