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Water in Kentucky: Natural History, Communities, and Conservation

Brian D. Lee, Daniel I. Carey, and Alice L. Jones


Kentucky is regarded as one of the most ecologically diverse states in the nation, home to sprawling Appalachian forests, rolling green meadows, and the longest cave system in the world. None of these formations would be possible, however, without the lakes, rivers, and streams that have been shaping and nourishing the land for centuries. Water has played a pivotal role in determining Kentucky’s physical, cultural, and economic landscapes, and its management and preservation have recently become a significant point of interest for the state’s government and citizens. In Water in Kentucky: Shap ... More

Keywords: Watershed, Rural water issues, Wastewater issues, Kentucky, Martin County Coal Waste Spill, Water resources, Erosion and sediment control, Kentucky River, Land Between the Lakes, Water administration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780813168685
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813168685.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian D. Lee, editor
University of Kentucky

Daniel I. Carey, editor
University of Kentucky

Alice L. Jones, editor
University of Kentucky

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Front Matter

Chapter Eight The Martin County Coal-Waste Spill and Beyond

Shaunna L. Scott and Stephanie M. McSpirit

Chapter Nine Protecting Water Resources with Streamside Management Zones at Robinson Forest

Christopher D. Barton, Emma L. Witt, and Jeffrey W. Stringer

Chapter Twelve Karst

James C. Currens

Chapter Thirteen Water Quality and Natural Resources in the Green River Basin

Brad D. Lee, Tanja N. Williamson, and Angela S. Crain

Chapter Fourteen Wetlands of Kentucky

Stephen C. Richter, Michelle Guidugli-Cook, and David R. Brown

Chapter Nineteen The Watershed Atlas Project

Brian D. Lee, Corey L. Wilson, and Angela Schörgendorfer

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