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Dam Safety and Floodplain Management maintains a list of these structures in an inventory database for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
The capacity development program helps public drinking water systems improve or optimize their technical, managerial and financial framework so they can provide safe drinking water in a consistent and cost-effective manner.
Preventing groundwater pollution is every Kentuckian's concern. The Kentucky Division of Water aims to encourage Groundwater Protection through both education, reporting, and application of Groundwater Protection Plans (GPP).
Nature-based solutions are locally appropriate, cost-effective practices that mimic or support natural processes while simultaneously providing economic, social, and environmental benefits.
Nonpoint source (NPS) pollution is a major contributor of pollutants in Kentucky's waterways.
Along with 11 other states, Kentucky is working to develop a strategy to manage nutrients which are creating a hypoxic zone in the Gulf of Mexico.
Source Water Protection programs have been developed to assist Public Water Suppliers in protecting surface, spring or groundwater sources.
The TMDL program focuses on identifying and restoring polluted Kentucky waterbodies such as rivers, lakes and streams.
Learn more about water resource development in Kentucky, including the Water Resource Information System (WRIS) and the Water Resources Board.
A watershed approach to managing water resources emphasizes holistic practices by engaging communities, science and technology to identify and prioritize problems and then to develop effective strategies to address those problems.
The Wastewater Municipal Planning Section (WMPS) reviews 20-year regional planning documents for municipal (public) facilities. Reviewers look for efficiency through regionalization and application of the best available technology with the primary focus on preventing municipal water pollution.
Wetlands are a critical component of our Commonwealth's water resources. In addition to reducing flood damage and water pollution, they provide opportunities for wildlife-related recreation.