BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Officials say work to remove a dam on the Green River is on hold due to low water intake levels.

Crews began removing Green River Lock and Dam No. 5 last September, but stopped work after Edmonson County Water District General Manager Tony Sanders expressed concern last week about water intake levels.

Sanders told the Daily News that water intake levels are about a foot lower than last year and if they drop another 1.5 feet, the issue could become critical.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and The Nature Conservancy decided to temporarily halt dam removal until a permanent solution is reached on the issue.