Floyds Fork public meeting set for July 29

The Kentucky Division of Water (DOW) will conduct a public meeting Monday, July 29, from 10 a.m. to noon EDT in Conference Room 301D at the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection located at 300 Fair Oaks, Frankfort, Ky.

The DOW will present information about the methodology for nutrient water quality target development for the ongoing Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) development process.

“Total Maximum Daily Load” is a term used to describe the amount of pollution a stream can receive and still meet water quality standards. Water quality standards are regulations based on federal or state law that set numeric or narrative limits on pollutants. TMDLs are required for water bodies that are determined to be impaired. Floyds Fork currently fails to meet state standards for recreation and aquatic life.

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.

To better serve the public, the DOW asks that questions about the nutrient targets be submitted in advance to clark.dorman@ky.gov.

Additional information regarding the Floyds Fork TMDL development process and past meetings can be found at http://water.ky.gov/watershed/Pages/FloydsFork.aspx.