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Mon July 22, 2013

Input Sought On North Elkhorn Stream Impairments

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- State officials have extended the deadline to submit input on a draft report dealing with stream impairments in the North Elkhorn Creek watershed in Central Kentucky.  


North Elkhorn Creek is in the Kentucky River Basin in Fayette County.
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The draft report addresses bacteria impairments in three stream segments of the watershed at levels that no longer support a swimming designated use.

The Energy and Environment Cabinet has extended the public comment period on the reports prepared by the Kentucky Division of Water until August 22nd.

Revisions to the report may be made following the public comment period and before it is sent to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The North Elkhorn Creek watershed is in the Kentucky River Basin in Fayette County.

The Clean Water Act requires each state to periodically identify waters where designated uses aren't being met and water quality impairments exist.