The Groundwater Section monitors and assesses the quality of groundwater throughout Kentucky by collecting water samples from wells and springs. These samples are routinely analyzed for metals, nutrients, pesticides and other substances to characterize and understand this important resource.
General Groundwater Reports
In addition to publications concerning groundwater quality, the Groundwater Section has prepared publications, posters and maps regarding groundwater flow, quantity and classification in Kentucky.
The Kentucky Division of Water has systematically sampled ambient groundwater for more than 20 years. For the first time, these data have been analyzed to characterize groundwater trends in Kentucky. The report, Report on the Condition of Ambient Groundwater in Kentucky: Analysis of the Ambient Groundwater Quality Monitoring Network Data, delineates more specifically where these statewide trends originate and characterizes differences by physiographic region and source.