Committee forms to support Kinchafoonee health

Kinchafoonee Creek in Lee County. / WFXL

The Southwest Georgia Regional Commission held a meeting with Lee County residents to discuss the health of the Kinchafoonee Creek.

Back in 2006, the creek was removed from the Environmental Protection Division's list for waterways with high levels of mercury and e coli form.

Officials say right now the creek's levels are acceptable and they want them to remain stable.

Community members are now forming an advisory committee to help layout a Healthy Watershed Initiative Plan.

"We want Lee Contains to tell us how to manage the river, and how to maintain it. That's their job to show us the issues as well as recommendations of how to maintain and improve the creek," said Barbara Reddick, with the Southwest Georgia Regional Commission.

A follow up meeting will be held in June.

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