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Advisory lifted on water in C&O Canal

Monday - 5/12/2014, 4:41pm  ET

WASHINGTON -- The National Park Service lifted its advisory Monday warning against recreational use of the water in the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal.

Water quality tests found the water is safe.

The advisory to avoid canal waters was put in place after a combined sewage overflow occurred during a recent storm. A second round of tests will take place later this week to confirm that bacterial levels have dropped further or stabilized.

Cleanup and repairs along the Canal and the Capital Crescent Trail is complete. The Capital Crescent Trail reopened Friday afternoon, May 9.

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