Chattahoochee E Coli levels dangerous

11:47 AM, May 8, 2013   |    comments
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Chattahoochee Bend State Park (Courtesy Georgia Department of Natural Resources)

ATLANTA -- Stay out of the water!  National park service officials say the Chattahoochee River is under a health advisory.

Officials worry that recent rains sent bacterial levels soaring, and E Coli is the biggest concern. 

Last week's samples taken were in the 70s.  This week, the E Coli count jumped to nearly 500.

Anything above 235 is considered unhealthy.

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