Division of Water
Public Comment Sought on Dix River Watershed Water Quality Report
The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet is seeking public comment until June 15 on a draft report addressing pathogen impairment in 25 stream segments within the Dix River Watershed, located in the Kentucky River Basin.
The Clean Water Act requires each state to periodically identify specific waters where designated uses are not being met and water quality impairments exist. The state is also required to prioritize the list of impaired waters, calculate a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) of pollutants for those waters and devise plans to improve the water quality.
The report, Total Maximum Daily Load for Pathogens, 25 Stream Segments Within the Dix River Watershed, Boyle, Casey, Garrard, Lincoln and Rockcastle Counties, Kentucky, prepared by the Kentucky Division of Water (DOW), addresses pathogen impairments in 25 stream segments in the Dix River Watershed at levels that make them unsuitable for swimming. The report includes data and procedures used to calculate the TMDL for the stream segments.
Revisions to the report may be made following the public comment period and before it is sent to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for approval.
The report may be viewed on the DOW website at http://www.water.ky.gov/sw/tmdl/TMDLs+Under+Development.htm. Comments should be sent in writing to Eric Liebenauer, Division of Water, 200 Fair Oaks Lane, Frankfort, KY 40601 or by e-mail to email@example.com. Contact Eric Liebenauer by phone at 502-564-3410.