MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis officials have reopened a lake seven weeks after a sewage line break.
Media outlets report that the city reopened McKellar Lake and removed recreational use advisory signs Saturday.
The March 31 sewage line break sent 50 million gallons of untreated wastewater per day into Cypress Creek and adjoining McKellar Lake, which flows into the Mississippi River. A bypass on the sewage line was installed last month. A second sewage leak discovered in the area where the larger pipe broke also was fixed.
Tennessee environmental officials are asking residents to avoid Cypress Creek until further notice.
State environmental officials say more than 10,000 dead fish have been documented.