Christian Fiscal Court has agreed to make a financial contribution to a group which is attempting to find the reason Little River tested with a high level of e-coli a few months ago.
Two members of the Little River Consortium spoke at this morning’s Fiscal Court Meeting and said the state did a pollutant test near Skyline Drive after a minor flood that showed the high e-coli levels—something that isn’t out of the ordinary when water levels have been high. Even so, the state designated Little River as “impaired.”
That designation could have negative impacts to Christian County farmers if something isn’t done, according to Christian County Attorney Mike Foster.
Foster says the consortium will test the river in more than one place and contract with the United States Geological Survey to be sure their data will be accepted by state officials.
Fiscal Court agreed to contribute ten thousand dollars with a unanimous vote. In other action, Court agreed to continue being the “pass-through” agent for grant money used in the Pennyrile Forest mountain biking training trail construction work.