MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The city of Memphis has closed the boat ramp at the Riverside Park Marina, which provides access to McKellar Lake.
The city said it will take three to four months and $8-10 million to replace a damaged sewer line which has caused the sewage leak, contaminating the water.
The closure will stay in effect until further notice. The closure was made at the recommendation of the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency and the Shelby County Health Department.
The city has also increased signs along Cypress Creek and McKellar Lake to discourage any fishing in the area.
The city said there is no immediate threat to public or safety, but people are still recommended from avoiding contact with the water.