Tests by Kerry County Council on the water in the canal in Tralee revealed there was nothing onerous in the water.
Kerry County Council took samples of the water following the washing up of thousands of small silver fish in the Basin a number of weeks ago.
The sprat were brought in on the high tide, the natural phenomenon leads to a lack of oxygen in the water killing the fish.The water was held in the canal until October 22nd pending results.
Also access to the canal water was prevented and Tralee rowing club ceased training until the test results were returned as a precaution. On the evening of October 22nd there was a high tide, the canal gates were opened to flush out the canal.
This was repeated the following day and the gates were finally closed on Saturday October 23rd at around 4pm. Further testing took place last week and the restrictions were lifted on Friday Oct 30th as matters had returned to normal.
HEADLINE: Tests by Kerry County Council on canal water in Tralee come back clean
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