Floyds Fork Technical Advisory Committee to Meet Nov. 28

The next meeting of the Floyds Fork Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will take place Wed., Nov. 28, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the offices of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) located at 9818 Bluegrass Parkway in Louisville.

The committee is a component of the joint effort by the Kentucky Division of Water, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and stakeholders to improve water quality in the Floyds Fork watershed. The committee is composed of technical representatives from the major stakeholder groups within the Floyds Fork Watershed. The group was created to address high-level technical concepts regarding the development of nutrient total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) for Floyds Fork.

Meeting topics will include development of the Floyd’s Fork bacteria TMDL, results of DOW’s monitoring efforts in the watershed, scenarios to be used in nutrient TMDL development and discussion of subcommittee topics.

“Total maximum daily load” is a term used to describe the amount of pollution a stream can receive and still meet water quality standards. TMDLs are currently under development for Floyds Fork for the bacteria, nutrients, organic enrichment and dissolved oxygen pollutants.

The Floyds Fork watershed is located in north-central Kentucky and drains portions of Henry, Oldham, Shelby, Jefferson, Spencer and Bullitt counties. The entire watershed is 284 square miles, which is more than 180,000 acres.

Visit the Division of Water website at http://water.ky.gov/watershed/Pages/FloydsFork.aspx to learn more about the Floyds Fork TMDL and to review minutes of past meetings. For more information, email floydsfork@ky.gov.