Fish consumption impairments for Mercury and PCBs
High E. Coli levels
Public perception of the water quality problems
Contamination of private wells
In March 2019 local stateholders, along with the Jasper and Newton County SWCDs, began to hold preliminary steering committee meetings to begin to gather information on the water quality concerns for the Lower Kankakee River. Meetings will continue to be held quarterly, or more, so the steering committee can continue to guide our efforts.