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Watershed Watch is a statewide citizens monitoring effort to improve and protect water quality by raising community awareness, and by supporting implementation of the goals of the Clean Water Act and other water quality initiatives.
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WWKY May Sampling Event Has Been Cancelled.

The WWKY Science Advisory Committee (SciAd) has recommended that Watershed Watch volunteers should not conduct monitoring on lakes or streams during May. As many WWKY volunteers know, monitoring sites may have fecal contamination present due to leaky septic systems, straight pipes and malfunctioning sewer treatment plants. Currently, the CDC believes that risks of transmission of COVID-19 through wastewater are low, but as you anticipate conducting field tests and observations at sites on nearby streams and lakes later this summer, we urge each of you to put safety and wellness first. Doing so will involve wearing gloves, masks and eye protection if there is any chance that untreated wastewater flows into the area you monitor.

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In 2018, we partnered with the Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute and the Kentucky Geological Survey to evaluate different field kits for their effectiveness in monitoring for nutrients. Our results can be found here. 
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Check out what we have done over the past year in our 2018 WWKY Annual Report!
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We are thankful to the Virginia Environmental Endowment for a  $17,850 grant that supported our organization in 2018! Check out how these funds were used in our VEE 17 102 final report.
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Twater watch data portalhrough our Data Portal, data collected by Watershed Watch volunteers is available for viewing!
http://kgs.uky.edu/wwky
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Watershed Watch volunteers improve their watersheds!  
See our Basin Success Stories to learn more.
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Watershed Watch has an organization in your part of Kentucky  
This is the home page of Watershed Watch in Kentucky or WWKY, which is the statewide coordinating organization.  For more local information, connect with Big Sandy Watershed Watch (BSWW), Four Rivers (FRWW), Kentucky River (KRWW), Licking River (LRWW), Salt River (SRWW), Tradewater/lower Green (TLGWW), Upper Cumberland (UCWW), or Upper Green (GRWW).

 

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