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E. coli reported at refuge visitor's center

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WICHITA MOUNTAINS WILDLIFE REFUGE, OK (KSWO) -Officials at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge Visitor's Center are asking people to avoid drinking the water because it's contaminated with E. coli.

Officials say they believe the bacteria may have come from animal waste that washed up during the recent rains. They won't know for sure until the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality comes on Tuesday.

The water fountains at the Visitor's Center have been shut off, but officials say the water in other parts of the refuge is still good to drink.

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