Report: Water quality is healthy in river supplying drinking water to Longview, Kilgore
Longview, TX (Longview News-Journal) — On Tuesday, the Sabine River Authority staff reported overall quality is healthy in the river supplying drinking water to Longview, Kilgore and other Northeast Texas cities.
Some acid and poor levels of dissolved oxygen were observed in Lake Cherokee, which is fed by a Sabine River tributary, as seen in a federal Clean Rivers Program report unveiled in Longview. Those averse readings are believed to be the result of natural interactions between geological formations beneath the man-made lake and aquifer activity, Sabine River Authority Field Office Coordinator Terry Wilson told water officials from the two cities and other stakeholders.
"The long term water quality looks good in Lake Cherokee," Wilson said. "The overall water quality in the Sabine River is good. The most commonly exceeded contaminant is E. coli."
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