A new rule proposed by EPA and the Corps concerning Waters of the United States and the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act has been released for public comment.
The related technical report document on Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters: A Review and Synthesis of the Scientific Evidence can be found at http://cfpub.epa.gov/ncea/cfm/recordisplay.cfm?deid=238345.
Every Watershed Watch Volunteer knows water's importance. In a recent report issued by EPA, the agency quantifies water's economic value. Water’s fundamental role in many facets of our lives has an impact of several trillion dollars. Using data from the USGS, the report shows that the vast majority (at least 83%) of water withdrawn from surface and groundwater sources is used either for production of food or in the generation of thermoelectric power. The report is relatively short (less than 30 pages), but the EPA’s resource web page has links to the technical report and associated research studies.
What: A full-day conference
Where: Locust Trace AgriScience Farm
242 Locust Farm Road
Hosts: Watershed Watch in Kentucky, River Network,
Join us as we bring together a diverse group of stakeholders from the public and private sectors to collaborate and explore new opportunities for expanding the use of green infrastructure in Lexington. These green techniques can be used to address the city’s wet weather pollution problems while beautifying our communities and saving money.
Panel discussions will evaluate Lexington’s progress with green infrastructure to date, provide a national context for this progress, identify technical and policy barriers to the use of green infrastructure in Lexington, discuss “lessons learned” from a design and engineering perspective, and explore opportunities for future collaboration and coordination.
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At its 2013 Earth Day Awards Ceremony,
the Kentucky Environmental Quality Commission
recognized Watershed Watch in Kentucky
and Watershed Watch Volunteer, Tony Powell,
Officers of WWKY:
Dale Reynolds, Chair
Scott Vander Ploeg, Vice Chair
Judy Petersen, Secretary
Joann Palmer, Treasurer
Judy Petersen, Assisting Treasurer
PUBLISHED and NOW AVAILABLE
THE KENTUCKY GREEN
INFRASTRUCTURE ACTION PLAN
For Stormwater & Wet Weather
Sewage Management, August 2012