Sharp Decline In River's Quality Reported – Transylvania County, NC


Last updated 4/19/2021 at 9:19pm

MountainTrue does regular testing of French Broad River. (Courtesy photo)

Testing conducted by local conservation organization MountainTrue has confirmed that cattle and faulty or inadequate sewer, septic or water treatment infrastructure are the major sources of E. coli pollution in the French Broad River.

MountainTrue's French Broad Riverkeeper conducts regular water quality monitoring of rivers and streams throughout the French Broad River Basin, including weekly testing of more than 30 recreation areas from May to September, according to a news release.

After decades of slow but consistent improvement to the basin's water quality, the organization has docu...

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