A community forum on water quality will take place at the
Belinda Mason Center auditorium on the first floor at Southeast Community & Technical College, Whitesburg Campus at 6 p.m. on October 14.
The forum will be held by Headwaters, Inc, a grassroots community organization, in partnership with the Kentucky Division of Water and the University of Kentucky
For two years, Headwaters and partners have been gathering data on stream quality throughout the North Fork of the Kentucky River Watershed, most specifically the Craft’s Colly, Sandlick, and Dry Fork creeks. Research showed that the three creeks were subject to high levels of bacteria, erosion and habitat loss, and legacy mine drainage.
Based on the research, and consultation with experts from a variety of natural resource fields, Headwaters staff and University of Kentucky staff have compiled a list of ideas for fixing some of these issues and will be discussing them at the forum for feedback.