Greenville authorities find out cause of Reedy River color change

Updated: Sep. 2, 2017 at 6:04 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE COUNTY, SC (WYFF) - Greenville police have announced what caused the Reedy River to turn a bright neon green color Saturday afternoon.

Public information officer Johnathan Bragg said in a release that the green is from dye that was placed in the water.

Bragg said the dye is used for tracking down sewer leaks.

The City of Greenville tweeted around 5 p.m. Saturday that the green water has been contained.

Bragg said the river will remain green until clean up is complete, and that the dye is not toxic.

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