The Bacon Creek Watershed, which is located in Hart, Hardin and LaRue Counties, has a history of problems with fecal contamination, according to various news sources. Some residents use straight pipes to the creek to dispose of their waste, rather than a septic or sewer system.
The high level of human and animal waste in the creeks makes it unsuitable for swimming or fishing.
The Bacon Creek Watershed is situated in the Upper Green River Basin and predominantly lies in Hart County.
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