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Green River Ferry to close temporarily

MAMMOTH CAVE, Ky. (AP) - The Green River Ferry is being closed for several hours Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week to allow a mussel survey in the river in south-central Kentucky.

Mammoth Cave National Park deputy superintendent Bruce Powell says officials have been waiting for river levels to go down so researchers can do the survey. Powell says the information about mussel populations near the ferry is needed for river crossing planning.

The ferry will be closed from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. Powell says the timing is meant to minimize the impact on commuter traffic in the morning and evening.

Officials say Jim Layzer of Tennessee Tech University will head the survey team from the Tennessee Cooperative Fishery Research Unit of the U.S. Geological Survey.

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