Recreational Water Use
In summary, any open, unprotected body of water is
subject to pollution from indiscriminate dumping of litter and waste
products, sewer line breaks and contamination from runoff pesticides,
herbicides, and waste from domestic and wildlife animals. Therefore, the
use of streams for contact recreational purposes, such as swimming,
wading, etc., which could cause ingestion of stream water or possible
contamination of an open wound by stream water, should be avoided.