Feds to Test River, May Impose Pollution Controls
HOPKINSVILLE, KY - A southwestern Kentucky river is set to undergo testing and farmers and businesses could face more restrictions in an effort to reduce river pollution depending upon the result.
The United States Geological Survey will test the Little River, which runs through Trigg and Christian counties. The last test of the river in 2001 resulted in the federal government classifying it as "impaired" because of the pollution levels.
Christian County Planning Director Steve Bourne told The Kentucky New Era that may people object to the 2001 test because it took place during high water flows, when there was greater runoff and potentially more pollution.
The Geological Survey will gather samples from 17 locations between October 2012 and September 2014.
The results are expected by September 2015.