Swimming advisory lifted for Levisa Fork in eastern Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials have lifted a swimming advisory issued for the Levisa Fork in Pike County.

Kentucky was notified last month by Virginia about a leak that poured millions of gallons of sewage into the Levisa Fork and across the state line into Kentucky.

The swimming advisory was issued June 12 as a result of high E. coli levels in the river. Initial testing did not show such elevated E. coli levels.

The state said recent water samples showed the stream is now safe for swimming and wading.

The state said in a news release Friday that Fishtrap Lake was never part of the advisory, and multiple samples taken from the lake showed E. coli well below the state’s threshold for a swimming advisory.

Repairs to the wastewater treatment facility that was leaking were completed last week.

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