Amanda Gumbert, UK Extension, Water Quality, spoke to members about the monitoring system in place for Kentucky’s watersheds.
Members joined Amanda streamside to observe and draw their concept of a typical riparian habitat.
If it’s on the ground, it’s in our water.
.01% of earth’s water is drinking water.
Kentucky has seven river basins and 90,000 miles of rivers and streams. Gumbert introduced members to the Kentucky Water Health Portal.
Streams and lakes all have designated uses and are coded in the portal as to which of those uses they support, such as aquatic life, swimming, fishing or drinking.
Gumbert left attendees with three to-do items:
- Learn about your watershed/stream.
- Develop and implement a Kentucky Agriculture Water Quality Plan [hot link]
- Enjoy Kentucky’s water resources.