Hinkston Watershed Web Resources

South Fork Licking Watershed Profile Page (HUC #05100102)
The South Fork Licking Watershed Profile page with EPA’s Surf Your Watershed website provides links to South Fork Licking Watershed information in the Adopt Your Watershed (watershed organizations), STORET (water quality data), and USGS NWIS (stream flow) information.

Draft 2010 Integrated Report to Congress on the Condition of Water Resources in Kentucky – Volume II List of 303d listed waters (PDF) (715 pp, 2.7MB)
Kentucky has issued the Draft 2010 Integrated Report to Congress on the Condition of Water Resources in Kentucky, which reports on the quality of water in the streams, lakes and reservoirs of all major river basins of the Commonwealth.

The 303d listed waters have been identified as not meeting water quality standards and are considered to be impaired. The 2010 report shows that the two major causes of water bodies not fully supporting uses were sedimentation/siltation and pathogens. The two major sources of these pollutants were runoff from agricultural activities and habitat modification. After downloading the report, hit the Control and F keys simultaneously on your keyboard and enter "Hinkston" into the search box to locate the sections related to Hinkston Creek.

Screen shot showing the website dedicated to the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection, Division of Water: Integrated 305b/303d Report.

Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection, Division of Water: Integrated 305b/303d Report
Kentucky has issued the 2010 Integrated Report to Congress on the Condition of Water Resources in Kentucky, which reports on the quality of water in the streams, lakes and reservoirs of all major river basins of the Commonwealth. The 2010 report is based primarily on results from monitoring performed between April 2007 and March 2009.

Kentucky Division of Conservation
The mission of the Kentucky Division of Conservation is to assist Kentucky's 121 local conservation districts in the development and implementation of sound soil and water conservation programs to manage, enhance and promote the wise use of the commonwealth's natural resources. They also administer the conservation programs of the division to ensure, through conservation districts, the availability of technical and financial assistance to the landowners of Kentucky.

Kentucky Division of Water
The mission of the Kentucky Division of Water is to manage, protect and enhance the quality and quantity of the Commonwealth's water resources for present and future generations through voluntary, regulatory and educational programs. Information about groundwater, surface water, wastewater and watersheds in KY is available through this site.

Kentucky Geography Network (KYGEONET)
This award-winning site is the Geospatial Data Clearinghouse for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. A variety of datasets can be located and accessed, static map products can be downloaded, and many internet mapping applications and services are easily accessible via the site. Use the powerful geoportal to locate maps and geographic data content for a particular part of the state or search based on keyword or theme type.

Kentucky Waterways Alliance
The Kentucky Waterways Alliance (KWA) was created to protect and restore Kentucky’s waterways. KWA supports local watershed groups, collects, analyzes and disseminates information on waterways, influences public policy on water issues, and encourages the involvement of stakeholders in water quality and waterway-related issues.

Community Resource Mapper
The Southeast Watershed Forum in partnership with the University of Tennessee Chattanooga created the Community Resource Mapper based on data from more than 80 land trusts in the Southeast. This free mapping service will allow you to create maps at a county, watershed or state level, showcasing satellite imagery, impaired streams, impervious surface, protected lands, State Wildlife Action Plans, impervious surfaces and much more. For instructions on how to get started using the mapper visit http://www.watershed-assistance.net/mapper/

If It’s On the Ground, It’s In Your Water
Created by the Commonwealth Water Education Project, this Kentucky-specific site has information about KY and its watersheds and the KY Growth Readiness program, designed to help communities maintain water quality as they grow.

Kentucky Natural Resources Conservation Service
The Natural Resources Conservation Service provides leadership in a partnership effort to help people conserve, maintain, and improve our natural resources and environment. Information on the Conservation Stewardship Program and the Mississippi River Basin Initiative Projects, among other programs, is available on the Web site.

Cover of the Watershed Planning Guidebook for Kentucky Communities

Watershed Planning Guidebook for Kentucky Communities
The Kentucky Waterways Alliance, along with the Kentucky Division of Water is currently developing a Watershed Planning Guidebook for the state of Kentucky to act as a resource for communities interested in preparing a watershed plan. The draft is complete and is available online.

Stream Corridor Restoration: Principles, Processes, and Practices
This manual was created through a cooperative effort among fifteen Federal agencies and partners to produce a common reference on stream corridor restoration. This document encapsulates the rapidly expanding body of knowledge related to stream corridors and their restoration. It makes no endorsement of one particular approach to restoration over another; nor is it intended as a policy document of any participating Federal agency. It includes the full range of possibilities facing restoration practitioners, including no action or passive approaches, partial intervention for assisted recovery, and substantial intervention for managed recovery. The document encourages locally led, public involvement in restoration planning and implementation and practitioners are encouraged to supplement it with new literature, and regionally or locally specific information.

Cover of U.S. EPA’s Handbook for Developing Watershed Plans to Restore and Protect Our Waters

U.S. EPA’s Surf Your Watershed
The Surf Your Watershed Web site allows the public to quickly locate watershed information with only a ZIP code, county or city name. Each watershed profile page includes watershed volunteer organizations, water quality information, elected officials within the watershed and provides links to USGS stream flow data and STORET water quality data.

U.S. EPA’s Handbook for Developing Watershed Plans to Restore and Protect Our Waters
This handbook is intended to help communities, watershed organizations, and state, local, tribal and federal environmental agencies develop and implement watershed plans to meet water quality standards and protect water resources. It was designed to help any organization undertaking a watershed planning effort, and it should be particularly useful to persons working with impaired or threatened waters. EPA intends for this handbook to supplement existing watershed planning guides that have already been developed by agencies, universities, and other nonprofit organizations. The handbook is generally more specific than other guides with respect to guidance on quantifying existing pollutant loads, developing estimates of the load reductions required to meet water quality standards, developing effective management measures, and tracking progress once the plan is implemented.

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