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Energy and Environment Cabinet

Division of Water

Division of Water
Mining References

Kentucky Regulations Related to Designated Use Waters and Antidegradation Categories

Kentucky Geography Network - Spatial Data Resources

  • Kentucky GeoNet - includes the following data layers:
    • Exceptional Waters (streams)
    • Exceptional Waterbodies (lakes)
    • Designated Use Waters (streams)
    • Designated Use Waterbodies (lakes)
    • Permitted Water Withdrawals

  • Kentucky's Special Use Waters - Information on currently promulgated and candidate OSRWs, including wild rivers, cold water aquatic habitat and other special uses.

Other Reference Documents
The following documents will assist in preparing both general and individual permits.

303(d) List of Waters for Kentucky - listing of impaired waters for Kentucky, grouped by watershed basin.

Report to Congress on Water Quality (305[b] Reports) - listing of assessed waters for water quality during specific years, in a specific watershed basin.

Oil and Grease - Analytical Method Guidance for EPA Method 1664A Implementation and Use  - link to Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Web site for analytical methods for oil and grease.

Rainfall Frequency Values for Kentucky - document of rainfall frequency values for use in precipitation estimates.

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