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EMA continues Ogeechee advisory
Bacteria led to latest fish kill
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The Effingham County Emergency Management Agency is continuing to stress that swimming, fishing or eating fish from the Ogeechee River is not advised. 

Test results from Auburn University on a recent fish kill showed the bacteria columnaris and aeromonas have been detected in the Ogeechee River, south of King America Finishing.  The Environmental Protection Agency has stated that the problem is compounded by rising water temperatures and low water levels.  

The Effingham County Emergency Management Agency is now working closely with the Effingham County Health Department to determine the next step to best protect the citizens of Effingham County.