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Environment and Conservation lifts Water Contact Advisory for John Creek and Baker Branch in Trail Fork Big Creek

Published: 9:11 PM, 09/20/2013 Last updated: 9:12 PM, 09/20/2013

Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NASHVILLE—The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation has lifted a water contact advisory for John Creek and Baker Branch, small tributaries to Trail Fork Big Creek in Cocke County.

The water contact advisory for these streams was originally issued in 1996 following a Hepatitis A outbreak in the Del Rio area, along with the discovery of elevated pathogen levels in area streams. While the advisory on several streams was lifted in 2002, the advisory remained in place for John Creek and Baker Branch, which continued to have higher levels.

For more details, see this weekend's edition of The Newport Plain Talk.

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