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​This “Publications Library” includes DOW technical reports, studies funded, in part, under Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act, and various other water quality reports.

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Brushy Creek Sediment, Habitat, and Water Quality InvestigationBrushy Creek Sediment, Habitat, and Water Quality Investigation7287925John Burnett (Pulaski County Conservation District)Final report of a study funded in part under Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act to increase the ability of local stakeholders and project partners to make management decisions to ultimately improve the water quality in the watershed.2016 10-14
Burning Fork Drainage Biological and Water Quality Investigation for Stream Use DesignationBurning Fork Drainage Biological and Water Quality Investigation for Stream Use Designation528160Robert W Logan, Gary V Beck, Samuel M Call, Ronald E Houp, Lythia Metzmeier, Michael R Mills, Stephen D Porter, Charles A Roth, Clifford C Schneider, Donald K Walker and Albert G Westerman (Kentucky Division of Water)Biological and water quality investigation of Burning Fork to determine existing water quality and impacts of oil brine discharges on the stream's aquatic communities and water quality (Technical Report No. 23).198623 
Cane Run and Royal Spring Watershed-Based Plan Final ReportCane Run and Royal Spring Watershed-Based Plan Final Report35026622University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Biosystems and Agricultural EngineeringFinal report of a project funded in part under Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act to develop a watershed-based plan, develop pathogen and nutrient TMDLs, and implement to reduce, remediate and prevent the effects of NPS pollution in the watershed.2012 06-08
Cane Run and Royal Spring Watershed-Based Plan Implementation Project: Final ReportCane Run and Royal Spring Watershed-Based Plan Implementation Project: Final Report4855337Steve Higgins (University of Kentucky)Final report of a study funded in part under Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act to improve and protect the overall water quality Cane Run and Royal Spring.2013 08-08
Capacity Building in the Little River WatershedCapacity Building in the Little River Watershed207707Mekayle Houghton (Cumberland River Compact)Final report of a study funded in part under Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act to establish a model for collaborative stakeholder engagement in watershed management through educational forums and activities in a rural setting.2017 10-10
Channel Restoration and Riparian Reforestation Along Wilson Creek: A Demonstration SiteChannel Restoration and Riparian Reforestation Along Wilson Creek: A Demonstration Site1984556Kaniaulono Meyer (Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest)Final report of a study funded in part under Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act to demonstrate techniques to improve water quality in streams draining human-altered lands in central Kentucky.2007 00-15
Characterization and Quantification of Nonpoint Source Pollution in a Conduit-Flow Dominated Karst Aquifer Underlying an Extensive Use Agricultural Region - Phase IIICharacterization and Quantification of Nonpoint Source Pollution in a Conduit-Flow Dominated Karst Aquifer Underlying an Extensive Use Agricultural Region - Phase III2225060James C Currens (Kentucky Geological Survey)Final report of a study funded in part under Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act to cover water quality results during the post-BMP period of Phase III and summarize the overall findings of the project from August 1990 through October 1998.1999 94-09
Characterization and Quantification of Nonpoint-Source Pollutant Loads in a Conduit-Flow-Dominated Karst Aquifer Underlying an Intensive-Use Agricultural Region, Kentucky - Phase IICharacterization and Quantification of Nonpoint-Source Pollutant Loads in a Conduit-Flow-Dominated Karst Aquifer Underlying an Intensive-Use Agricultural Region, Kentucky - Phase II14172005James C Currens (Kentucky Geological Survey)Final report of a study funded in part under Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act to test whether a program to install new or modified BMPs will improve the ground-water quality of a karst ground-water basin at a large scale.1995 92-11
Chautauqua Park’s Green Solution to PollutionChautauqua Park’s Green Solution to Pollution1567480Bryan Henderson (Regional Water Resource Agency)Final report of a study funded in part under Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act to introduce a green infrastructure technology to educate and increase awareness of storm water issues in the community and use it to address those issues.2015 11-10
Chenoweth Run Drainage Biological and Water Quality InvestigationChenoweth Run Drainage Biological and Water Quality Investigation447447Kentucky Division of WaterStudy to assess relationship between nutrient concentrations and algal biomass and determine whether nutrient controls (phosphorus reduction) may decrease the ongoing problem of nuisance Cladophora growth in Chenoweth Run (Technical Report No. 54).199954 
Chloride Concentrations in Lily Creek / Lake CumberlandChloride Concentrations in Lily Creek / Lake Cumberland1104599Tom VanArsdall (Kentucky Division of Water)Study to follow chlorides from the free-flowing portion of Lily Creek through the impounded portion of Lily Creek and then out into the main lake.1988  
Citizen's Handbook to Address Contaminated Coal Mine DrainageCitizen's Handbook to Address Contaminated Coal Mine Drainage3683728US Environmental Protection AgencyGuide to familiarize citizens and grassroots groups with the history and chemistry of coal mine drainge from abandoned mines. US EPA document available from US EPA or Kentucky Division of Water.1997  
City of Radcliff Green Parking Lot BMP Demonstration Project Final ReportCity of Radcliff Green Parking Lot BMP Demonstration Project Final Report238162887Toby Spalding, PE (City of Radcliff)Final report of a study funded in part under Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act to show that green infrastructure to improve water quality can provide environmental and aesthetic benefits and be constructed cost‐effectively and economically maintained.2016 09-12
Clean Water Starts With Me Coloring SheetClean Water Starts With Me Coloring Sheet4474947Kentucky Division of WaterColoring sheet that describes sources of Nonpoint Source Pollution (NPS) and encourages responsible land use. Descriptions of NPS control Best Management Practices.2015  
Commonwealth Mass Media Campaign to Reduce Nonpoint Source PollutionCommonwealth Mass Media Campaign to Reduce Nonpoint Source Pollution515910Eastern Kentucky University, Department of Communications & The Kentucky Environmental Education CouncilFinal report of a project funded under Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act to plan and conduct a social marketing campaign to raise overall awareness of nonpoint source pollution in the Upper Cumberland River Basin.2008 00-28
Comprehensive Commonwealth Water Education Project: Final ReportComprehensive Commonwealth Water Education Project: Final Report39306David A Howarth (University of Louisville)Final report of a study funded in part under Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act to provide NPS education to a set of adult Kentuckians, including teachers and local elected officials, to motivate them to address NPS issues in their communities.2009 02-07
Concentrations, and Estimated Loads and Yields of Nutrients and Suspended Sediment in the Little River Basin, Kentucky, 2003-04Concentrations, and Estimated Loads and Yields of Nutrients and Suspended Sediment in the Little River Basin, Kentucky, 2003-044333086Angela S Crain (US Geological Survey)Study funded in part under Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act to summarize the occurrence and distribution of nutrients and suspended sediment and estimates of nutrient and suspended-sediment loads and yields from streams in the Little River Basin.2006 01-17
Continued Support for Controlling Erosion and Sediment at Construction Sites in KentuckyContinued Support for Controlling Erosion and Sediment at Construction Sites in Kentucky453651Tetra TechFinal report of a study funded in part under Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act to address the need for construction industry training resources via products, workshops, and improved knowledge of sediment and erosion problems and potential solutions.2009 02-14
Corbin City Reservoir Watershed Plan Final ReportCorbin City Reservoir Watershed Plan Final Report1906381Tony Miller (Third Rock Consultants, LLC)Final report of a study funded under Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act to develop a watershed plan to identify and rank the sources of impairment in the Corbin City Reservoir watershed and to provide specific recommendations for remediation.2007 04-13
Craborchard Creek / Vaughn Ditch Drainage Biological and Water Quality Investigation for Stream Use DesignationCraborchard Creek / Vaughn Ditch Drainage Biological and Water Quality Investigation for Stream Use Designation544982Robert W Logan, Gary V Beck, Samuel M Call, Ronald E Houp, Michael R Mills, Stephen D Porter, Clifford C Schneider and Donald K Walker (Kentucky Division of Water)Biological and water quality investigation of Craborchard Creek / Vaughn Ditch to determine existing water quality, aquatic uses, causes of any impairments of aquatic uses and what aquatic uses can be attained (Technical Report No. 04).198404 
Cromer Ridge Watershed RestorationCromer Ridge Watershed Restoration2554715Jon Walker (USDA Forest Service)Final report of a project funded in part under Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act to restore land severely damaged by 30 years of off-highway vehicle use and improve watershed conditions in the Rockcastle River and Woods Creek Reservoir.2012 05-05
Cumberland River Basin and Four Rivers Region: Status ReportCumberland River Basin and Four Rivers Region: Status Report994002Kentucky Division of WaterReport on status of the Cumberland River Basin and Four Rivers Region. First product of first phase of Kentucky's Watershed Management Framework, a cooperative approach to improving the health of the state's watersheds.2000  
Cumberland River Biological and Water Quality Investigation: Wild River SegmentCumberland River Biological and Water Quality Investigation: Wild River Segment902384Michael R Mills, Samuel M Call, Morgan Jones, Lythia Metzmeier, Clifford C Schneider and Karen L Smathers (Kentucky Division of Water)Biological and water quality investigation of the wild river portion of Cumberland River to determine if this segment was meeting its designated stream uses and compile background water quality and biological data for it (Technical Report No. 43).199443 
Curry's Fork Watershed - Restoring Curry's Fork: Final ReportCurry's Fork Watershed - Restoring Curry's Fork: Final Report29920201Oldham County Fiscal CourtFinal report of a study funded in part under Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act to work towards supporting designated uses and meeting water quality standards in the Curry’s Fork watershed.2016 10-15
Cypress Creek Drainage (Tennessee River System) Biological and Water Quality InvestigationCypress Creek Drainage (Tennessee River System) Biological and Water Quality Investigation1218533Michael R Mills, Gary Beck, Samuel M Call, Susan Cohn, Lee Colten, Ronald E Houp, Lythia Metzmeier, Allen Robison, Charles A Roth, Clifford C Schneider, Donald K Walker and Albert Westerman (Kentucky Division of Water)Biological and water quality investigation of Cypress Creek to determine existing water quality, aquatic uses currently being achieved, causes of impairments of aquatic uses and what aquatic uses can be attained (Technical Report No. 29).199129 
Cypress Creek Drainage Biological and Water Quality Investigation for Stream Use DesignationCypress Creek Drainage Biological and Water Quality Investigation for Stream Use Designation472271Robert W Logan, Gary V Beck, Samuel M Call, Ronald E Houp, Lythia Metzmeier, Michael R Mills, Stephen D Porter, Charles A Roth, Clifford C Schneider and Donald K Walker (Kentucky Division of Water)Biological and water quality investigation of Cypress Creek to determine existing water quality, aquatic uses, causes of any impairments of aquatic uses and what aquatic uses can be attained (Technical Report No. 19).198619 
Design Your Own Rain BarrelDesign Your Own Rain Barrel4964344Kentucky Division of WaterColor your own design on a rain barrel and learn about how to reduce runoff pollution. Also includes tips for maintaining your rain barrel.2015  
Developing Watershed Implementation Plans: Creating a Formula for Success in the Salt & Licking River BasinsDeveloping Watershed Implementation Plans: Creating a Formula for Success in the Salt & Licking River Basins379043Kentucky Waterways Alliance IncFinal report of a study funded in part under Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act to encourage better watershed management by engaging local citizens and interagency representatives in developing local watershed implementation plans.2010 04-12
Development and Application of the Kentucky Index of Biotic Integrity (KIBI)Development and Application of the Kentucky Index of Biotic Integrity (KIBI)858532Michael C Compton, Gregory J Pond and John F Brumley (Kentucky Division of Water)Development of a new index to provide reliable and consistent analysis and application among users, and to cover all regions and wadeable streams in Kentucky using a uniform approach.2003  
Development of Interpretive Materials for Nonpoint Source Pollution DisplaysDevelopment of Interpretive Materials for Nonpoint Source Pollution Displays823678Tetra TechFinal report of a study funded in part under Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act to develop 250 ft model of a watershed, giant floor map of KY's watersheds, wall panels, photos, and other materials for "2001: A Water Odyssey"2005 03-11
Development of Pathogen TMDLs for Four 303(d) Listed Streams in the Kentucky River BasinDevelopment of Pathogen TMDLs for Four 303(d) Listed Streams in the Kentucky River Basin2876167Dr Lindell Ormsbee, Dr Chandramouli Viswanathan, Dr Jagadeesh Anmala, Noppadon Kowsuvon and Dr Ramesh Teegavarapu (Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute)Final report of a study funded in part under Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act to develop pathogen TMDLs for South Elkhorn Creek, Town Branch, Wolf Run and Cane Run.2008 01-07
Development of pH TMDL for a 303(d) listed stream in Western Kentucky: Drakes Creek in Hopkins County, KentuckyDevelopment of pH TMDL for a 303(d) listed stream in Western Kentucky: Drakes Creek in Hopkins County, Kentucky1222166Lindell Ormsbee, PE, PH, PhD (Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute)Final report of a study funded in part under Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act to develop a TMDL for Drakes Creek using 2 possible strategies: a cumulative aggregate TMDL for the outlet of the watershed or separate TMDLs for each individual Subbasin.2004 00-11
Development of Tolerance Values for Kentucky CrayfishesDevelopment of Tolerance Values for Kentucky Crayfishes3528333Daniel R Peake, Gregory J Pond, Stephen E McMurray (Kentucky Division of Water)Study funded in part under Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act to examine crayfish sensitivity to environmental impairments as a starting point to manage crayfish conservation.2004 00-06
Dix River Septic System Education and Improvement ProgramDix River Septic System Education and Improvement Program1929927Bridget Abernathy (Bluegrass Greensource)Final report of a study funded in part under Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act to reduce human pathogen inputs to the Dix River Watershed and provide watershed education to local communities.2016 12-04
Dix River Watershed Implementation ProjectDix River Watershed Implementation Project2872003City of DanvilleFinal report of a study funded in part under Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act to target the water quality pollutants by addressing septic system failures reducing storm-related flashiness, and expanding riparian buffer zones.2014 10-11
Don't Let Your Toilet Waste WaterDon't Let Your Toilet Waste Water15899Kentucky Division of WaterTips on preventing toilets from wasting water.1988  
Dry Run Watershed Land Use BMP Education Project: Final ReportDry Run Watershed Land Use BMP Education Project: Final Report1143608Benjamin Krebs, PE, CFM and Joe Kane, AICP, LEED AP (Georgetown-Scott County Planning Commission)Final report of a study funded in part under Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act to reduce or prevent NPS pollution in developing watersheds throughout Kentucky using Dry Run Watershed as a case study.2010 04-07
Eagle Creek Straightpipe Abatement and Education ProjectEagle Creek Straightpipe Abatement and Education Project786742Northern Kentucky Independent District Health Department, Environmental Health and Safety DivisionFinal report of a project funded in part under Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act to demonstrate how education and implementation of BMPs in a small stream watershed can lead to improvement in a larger stream using Eagle Creek as a case study.2011 05-11
Eagle Creek Straightpipe Abatement ProjectEagle Creek Straightpipe Abatement Project17275067Tony Powell, RS (Northern Kentucky Independent District Health Department)Final report of a study funded in part under Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act to protect surface waters of Kentucky by using an approach that addresses onsite sewage NPS pollution affecting the Tenmile Creek Watershed.2013 09-07
Effects of Coal Mining Activities on the Water Quality of Streams in the Western and Eastern Coalfields of KentuckyEffects of Coal Mining Activities on the Water Quality of Streams in the Western and Eastern Coalfields of Kentucky2591124Kentucky Division of WaterReport generated under a MOA with Division of Abandoned Lands to aid in preparation of Kentucky Plan for Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation (State Plan) and detailed reports of conditions at streams surveyed in the summer of 1980.1981  
Effects of Industrial Pretreatment in Protecting the Quality of Sludge from Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTWs) Located in KentuckyEffects of Industrial Pretreatment in Protecting the Quality of Sludge from Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTWs) Located in Kentucky722367Kentucky Division of WaterIn an effort to quantify the beneficial effects of pretreatment, an evaluation of the quality of sludge from various POTWs was conducted comparing sludge from pretreatment POTWs to those not receiving industrial process wastewater.1994  
Effects of Surface Mining and Residential Land Use on Headwater Stream Biotic Integrity in the Eastern Kentucky Coalfield RegionEffects of Surface Mining and Residential Land Use on Headwater Stream Biotic Integrity in the Eastern Kentucky Coalfield Region1620331Gregory J Pond (Kentucky Division of Water)Report to document biological impairment in headwater streams primarily disturbed by surface coal mining and residential land use in eastern Kentucky.2004  
Elijahs Creek Drainage (Ohio River) Biological and Water Quality InvestigationElijahs Creek Drainage (Ohio River) Biological and Water Quality Investigation349071Michael R Mills, Samuel M Call, Lythia Metzmeier and Clifford C Schneider (Kentucky Division of Water)Biological and water quality investigation of Elijahs Creek to determine the impact to the aquatic environment from intermittent ethylene glycol discharges arising from the Greater Cincinnati International Airport (Technical Report No. 40).199440 
Elk Lick Creek Drainage (Kentucky River System) Biological and Water Quality InvestigationElk Lick Creek Drainage (Kentucky River System) Biological and Water Quality Investigation244063Michael R Mills, Samuel M Call, Kevin Harrod, Allen Robison, Lythia Metzmeier and Clifford C Schneider (Kentucky Division of Water)Biological and water quality investigation of Elk Lick Creek to determine the source and extent of impacts to the system by Kentucky-American Water Company and the Vulcan Materials Company (Technical Report No. 32).198932 
Environmental Approach to Golf Course DevelopmentEnvironmental Approach to Golf Course Development9637826Bill Love (American Society of Golf Course Architects)Publication by Bill Love (ASGCA) to provide the reader with information and an understanding about the golf course development process and how it is approached in an environmental manner. Available from Division of Water or ASGCA.1999  
Environmental Assessment of the Headwaters of the Mud and Gasper Rivers in the Vicinity of Auburn, Logan County, KentuckyEnvironmental Assessment of the Headwaters of the Mud and Gasper Rivers in the Vicinity of Auburn, Logan County, Kentucky875867Robert W Logan, Gary V Beck, Samuel M Call, Ronald E Houp, Michael R Mills, Stephen D Porter, Lythia Metzmeier, Charles Roth, Donald K Walker and Allen Robison (Kentucky Division of Water)Environmental assessment of the headwaters of the Gasper and Mud rivers to determine the effects of runoff from the Caldwell Lace Leather Company land disposal site (Technical Report No. 13).198713 
Environmental Inventory and Management Plan for Bad Branch Wild River, KentuckyEnvironmental Inventory and Management Plan for Bad Branch Wild River, Kentucky2071402Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission and Kentucky Division of WaterReport generating a long-range strategy for maintaining the high quality of Bad Branch Wild River, its surrounding habitat and cultural features, while also providing for appropriate recreation, education and scientific uses.1993  
Environmental Inventory and Management Plan for Cumberland Wild River, KentuckyEnvironmental Inventory and Management Plan for Cumberland Wild River, Kentucky5326466Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission and Kentucky Division of WaterReport generating a long-range strategy for maintaining the high quality of Cumberland Wild River, its surrounding habitat and cultural features, while also providing for appropriate recreation, education and scientific uses.1995  
Equine Waste BMP Demonstration ProjectEquine Waste BMP Demonstration Project34070867Carolyn Oldfield (Thoroughbred Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc)Final report of a study funded under Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act to explore ways for horse farmers to manage equine waste.2002 95-08
Estimation of Flow-Duration Curves for Streams in KentuckyEstimation of Flow-Duration Curves for Streams in Kentucky4055887Michael D Unthink, Jeremy K Newson, Tanja N Williamson, Hugh L Nelson (Kentucky Water Science Center, US Geological Survey)Final report of a project funded in part under Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act to provide a flow-duration curves for streams in Kentucky.2012 07-05