MDEQ lifts advisory for Bogue Chitto River - - Jackson, MS

MDEQ lifts advisory for Bogue Chitto River

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BOGUE CHITTO, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Friday the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) lifted a water contact advisory that had been issued September 16, for a segment of the Bogue Chitto River. 

The advisory extended from Highway 84 in Brookhaven to the Mississippi-Louisiana state line, south of Dillon’s Bridge near the community of Lehr .

MDEQ advises that people can now engage in water contact such as swimming or wading and can consume fish or anything else taken from these waters.

Water samples taken during the past week returned results below the levels of concern.

The advisory was issued due to a breach in the City of Brookhaven’s levee at the city’s waste water treatment plant.

The breach resulted in the discharge of approximately 1.3 million gallons of storm water-diluted sewage to the river. 

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