An Official Website of the Commonwealth of Kentucky
Using the Water Health Portal, you can determine the status of surface water uses near your location and connect to studies and reports on various streams.
View current Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) data as well as determine the base flood elevation for Zone A (Approximate) areas where they are not published.
As a service to the public, DOW provides a variety of portals, viewers, and story maps ranging from finding your flood risk, to the health of your local waterway, to what you can do to prevent nonpoint source pollution.
DOW is the primary data steward for Kentucky's portion of the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) and the Watershed Boundary Database (WBD), comprehensive sets of digital spatial data designed to be used in general mapping and in analysis of surface water systems using GIS.
Access a variety of Kentucky and National web maps and downloadable data