Activity Restrictions in East KY Park

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Officials at state park in eastern Kentucky are restricting some activities like swimming and feeding the ducks because of a water contamination that has killed several fish.
John Williams, the district biologist for southeastern Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Resources, says that the contamination at Levi Jackson State Park is from excess nutrients in the water, such as cow manure washing into streams.
The oxygen levels are well below average and high temperatures and low water levels are complicating the problem.
Carol Kirby, park manager, said they will probably stop selling duck food to reduce the amount of nutrients in the water and park officials are considering stopping work at McHargue's Mill to allow the water level to rise.


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