By John Coffelt, Staff Writer
The State of Tennessee Deputy Commissioner of the Bureau of Environment Shari Meghreblian was on-hand last Tuesday (Oct. 3) to de-post a large section of the Duck River.
The advisory was initially issued in 1995, includes the portion of the river that runs through Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park as well as upstream to Morton’s Lake, warned that segment contained high levels of E. coli.
“Work by various agencies to bring E. coli levels to acceptable and safe levels has returned this portion of the river to a safe, family-friendly recreational spot with improved water quality,” the state said in a release.
The Duck River is considered to be one of North America’s most biologically diverse river systems, sporting multitudes of rare fish and mussel species.