- Associated Press - Sunday, June 28, 2015

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) - A popular Sturgis camping resort and a California man have been sentenced to four years of probation and fined $250,000 for illegally building a dam along Bear Butte Creek.

Acting U.S. Attorney Randolph Seiler says 48-year-old Sean Clark, of Hacienda Heights, California, and Glencoe CampResort II, LLC, were sentenced after pleading guilty to violations of the Clean Water Act.

Clark and Glencoe were charged after Glencoe did not remove the dam as ordered by federal and state authorities.

In 2012, the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources discovered a dam that was constructed without valid permits after area residents contacted authorities about the lack of water in the creek.

Clark, who co-owns the resort, was also to serve 100 hours of community service in South Dakota. The $250,000 fine is being paid jointly between Clark and Glencoe.



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