Holiday Water Recreation Tips Issued from Public Health, Division of Water

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 21, 2018) – With summer upon us and July 4th quickly approaching, the Kentucky Division of Water (DOW) and the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) offer these safety tips to help Kentuckians enjoy the many rivers, lakes and creeks in which we boat, fish, swim, canoe or otherwise enjoy our abundant water resources.

Despite many water quality improvements, there is the potential for human health risks in any body of water. By using common sense, your risks of experiencing water-derived health issues can be greatly decreased.

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Harmful Algal Bloom Workgroup to Meet

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 14, 2018) – A public meeting of the Kentucky Harmful Algal Bloom Workgroup (HAB) is scheduled for Monday, June 18 at 10:30 a.m. ET at the Energy and Environment Cabinet building, 300 Sower Blvd., Frankfort, Ky. in room 314.

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Energy and Environment Cabinet Seeking Nominations for Awards

Award winners to be announced at the Cabinet’s 2018 Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment in October

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 7, 2018) – The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet is calling for nominations for its annual environmental awards to be presented during the 2018 Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment on Oct. 11-12 at the Lexington Convention Center.

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KY EXCEL Open House Announced

KY EXCEL, Kentucky’s environmental leadership program, supports and takes time to recognize entities all across the Commonwealth who are leading the way in environmental actions.

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Dam Safety Day Reminds Us of Benefits, Responsibilities of Dam Ownership

Kentucky has an abundance of natural water resources that provide opportunities for residents from recreation to providing drinking water. You can’t drive far in the state without coming across one of Kentucky’s abundant natural water resources.

On top of  90,000 miles of rivers and streams here, there are more than 1,000 dams that serve many purposes for the citizens of the commonwealth of Kentucky.

The Kentucky Division of Water has the job of managing, protecting and upgrading the quality of the commonwealth’s water resources, and as part of that mission the Division of Water’s Dam Safety Program oversees more than 950 dams in the program.

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Energy and Environment Cabinet Announces New Commissioner of the Department for Environmental Protection

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 30, 2018) – Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Charles G. Snavely today announced the appointment of Tony Hatton as Commissioner of the Department for Environmental Protection (DEP). Hatton, who was named the DEP’s Deputy Commissioner in 2016, replaces former Commissioner Aaron Keatley, who recently accepted a job as Chief Deputy Director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

Hatton’s appointment takes effect June 1.

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Water Recreation Tips Issued from Public Health, Division of Water

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 25, 2018) – With summer approaching, the Kentucky Division of Water (DOW) and the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) offer these safety tips to help Kentuckians enjoy the many rivers, lakes and creeks in which to boat, fish, swim, canoe or otherwise enjoy our abundant water resources.

Despite many water quality improvements, there is the potential for human health risks in any body of water.  By using common sense, your risks of experiencing water-derived health issues can be greatly decreased.

DOW and DPH recommend that the public:

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