Forest Service AnnouncesTemporary Swimming Closure in McDowell County
MARION, N.C., July 2, 2015 – The U.S. Forest Service announced that the McDowell County Health Department has issued a NO SWIM ADVISORY for the North Fork River from American Thread Road in Woodlawn to Burnette’s and Lake James Landing due to an unknown substance in the water that has killed hundreds of fish.
State and federal officials continue to test the water in the area to determine the cause of the fish kill.
The advisory is in effect until further notice.
For more information contact the McDowell County Environmental Health Office at (828) 652-2921.