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.


Twater watch data portalhrough a new Data Portal, data collected by Watershed Watch volunteers is available for viewing!

Watershed Watch volunteers improve their watersheds!  
See our Basin Success Stories to learn more.
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).

A new rule proposed by EPA and the Corps concerning Waters of the United States and the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act has been released for public comment.

The related technical report document on Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters: A Review and Synthesis of the Scientific Evidence can be found at http://cfpub.epa.gov/ncea/cfm/recordisplay.cfm?deid=238345.

Ehttp://water.epa.gov/action/importanceofwater/PA Report on Water’s Economic Impact
Every Watershed Watch Volunteer knows water’s importance.  In a recent report issued by EPA, the agency quantifies water’s economic value.   Water’s fundamental role in many facets of our lives has an impact of several trillion dollars.  Using data from the USGS, the report shows that the vast majority (at least 83%) of water withdrawn from surface and groundwater sources is used either for production of food or in the generation of thermoelectric power.  The report is relatively short (less than 30 pages), but the EPA’s resource web page has links to the technical report and associated research studies.


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