Visit Kentucky’s new Water Health Portal

PortalHave you ever wondered about the health of a stream? Is it safe to swim in or eat fish from a particular body of water? The new Water Health Portal provides answers to those questions.

Accessing information is easy. Just go to http://watermaps.ky.gov/ and select Water Health Portal. Type in your location, click on a stream, and learn about the health of the water. Easily identifiable color-coded icons
indicate whether a stream or lake supports a particular use, such as swimming, fishing and drinking.

Caring for the state’s waterways can be a complex subject and the
Kentucky Division of Water is working hard to make water quality easier to
understand. Kentucky’s waters are divided into five basins, each assigned a
coordinator who can answer questions or concerns. If you would like to get
involved in protecting Kentucky’s waters, go to
http://water.ky.gov/watershed/pages/basins.aspx or call 502-564-3410.

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