TDEC to Host Community Meeting on Big Sandy Precautionary Fish Consumption Advisory

Thursday, February 04, 2016 | 1:21pm

Leaders from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) will be available on Feb. 8 at Paris Landing State Park to help answer questions about a recent precautionary fish consumption advisory issued for the Big Sandy River and Embayment.

TDEC recently announced the addition of Big Sandy River and its embayment on Kentucky Reservoir to Tennessee’s list of precautionary fish consumption advisories. The advisory is a result of fish tissue levels of mercury that exceed the trigger point of 0.3 parts per million, and is only in effect for species of bass. The Big Sandy River is in Henry, Benton, Carroll, and Henderson counties of West Tennessee.

To view the full press release and a list of Frequently Asked Questions, visit

Who:              Rudy Collins, TDEC Office of External Affairs – Jackson Region

                        Gregory Denton, TDEC Division of Water Resources – Central Office                  

What:             Community Meeting

When:            Monday, February 8

                         6 p.m.                    

Where:           Paris Landing State Park Inn, Conference Room A

                        16055 Hwy 79 N

                         Buchanan, TN 38222