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E-Coli Levels Rise In 'The Hooch' Following Big Storms

Levels of E-Coli in the Chattahoochie River are returning to normal after a few days where those levels were considered to be 'unsafe.'

In fact, over the weekend, those who were considering a swim or boating just a little upstream from us, were encouraged to avoid being in the water all together.

The United States Geological Survey's Bacteria Alert System had issued a health advisory for parts of the river after a weather system brought buckets of rain to metro Atlanta last Wednesday.

The runoff that made its way into the river is the main cause for the spike in E-Coli. When rainwater overwhelms septic systems, it also sometimes drains through dog parks before meeting up with the river.
 
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Topics : Environment
Location : Atlanta