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Test results back from Stony Creek ‘foul water’

Posted at 8:04 PM, Aug 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-03 20:04:53-04

DINWIDDIE, Va. -- Health officials want you to avoid contact with water from Stony Creek.

They say traces of fecal coliform have been found in the water.

That's a bacteria that lives in water and is associated with animal or human waste.

Officials say it isn't threatening itself but it could indicate other harmful bacteria's are present

A week ago, a foul smell and discolored water prompted Dinwiddie officials to issue a warning about Stony Creek.

Testing found traces of fecal coliform. That's a bacteria that lives in water and is associated with animal or human waste.

Officials say it isn't threatening itself but it could indicate other harmful bacterias are present

In addition to not swimming, the county advised people refrain from fishing and canoeing. All contact with creek water is recommended at this time.

Stony Creek flows into the Nottoway River.