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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Kentucky Water Watch Program

Affiliation, if you are part of a national, statewide, or regional network (e.g., Izaak Walton League, Texas Watch):
Kentucky Division of Water


Contact Information
Name:Joann Palmer Street:Energy and Environment Cabinet
City: FrankfortState: Kentucky
Zip Code:40601-1189Phone: 800 564-3410 ext. 4939
Email:Joann.Palmer@ky.govWeb site1:kywater.org/ww/
Fax: 502-564-9899Web site2:


Does your program serve as an "umbrella" organization for smaller monitoring groups? Yes

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):2,138
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:327 Students Number:32600 (estimated)

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $$87,000 Year monitoring began: 1985

Sources of funding or in-kind support
X Federal GovernmentX State GovernmentX Local Government
FoundationsX Businesses Memberships
X Donations Grass roots fundraising (events, solicitations, etc.)Other:

Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan?Yes Is it state-approved?Yes
EPA-approved? No

Does program have monitoring-related publications you are willing to share with, or sell to, other groups?Yes

Counties in which you monitor:


Program description:
Kentucky Water Watch is a program conducted by the Kentucky Division of Water with services designed to encourage and support citizen participation in the wise management of community water resources including streams, lakes, wetlands, and groundwater.

Environments monitored:
Groundwater, Lake or Pond, Reservoir, River or Stream, Wetland, karst/springs/groundwater

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Chloride, Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, Nitrogen, pH, Rainfall, Salinity, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Water temp., sulfate, Triazines


Biological monitoring:
Fecal coliform, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Construction site inspections, Debris cleanup, Human use surveys, Land use surveys, Photographic surveys, Pipe surveys, Storm drain stenciling

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
AdvocacyOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Research Our program
Community organizingOur program
Screen for problemsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planningOur program, Local government, State government
Plan restoration projectsOur program
EnforcementOur program, State government
Legislation 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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