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Watershed Watch training in Whitesburg

March 23, 2007
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Posted by Evan Smith, OSM/VISTA I think perhaps i didn’t emphasize this enough in the previous post about WW… On Saturday, April 7th there’s going to be a Watershed Watch training in Whitesburg at Southeast Community College from 9am-1pm. This Phase I training will give volunteers the equipment and training that they need to...

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Community Correspondance Corps Pieces

March 22, 2007
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Community Correspondance Corps Pieces

Posted by Evan Smith, OSM/VISTA Local media arts center, Appalshop‘s newest project is the Community Correspondents Corps. The CCC is an effort to get everyday folks involved in media making that is aired on community radio and posted on the internet. The Head of Three Rivers is going to work with the CCC to...

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Acid Mine Drainage in Dry Fork

March 14, 2007
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Acid Mine Drainage in Dry Fork On or around March 7, 2007, an abandoned mine had a blow out and now acid mine drainage is gushing into Little Dry Fork, just west of Whitesburg, KY. The orange water, increased water flow, and the changed chemical makeup of the water has decimated aquatic life in...

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2007 Watershed Watch Sample Dates

March 14, 2007
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2007 Watershed Watch Sample Dates

Wanted to let people know and mark their calendars for 2007 Watershed Watch sample dates. Big Sandy Watershed Watch hasn’t announced their dates, that will be decided in April, but the following are the dates for Kentucky River (KRWW) and Upper Cumberland (UCWW). Remember your training allows you to cross basin lines so consider...

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Acid Mine Drainage Blowout on Line Fork

March 13, 2007
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Acid Mine Drainage Blowout on Line Fork

Posted by Evan Smith, OSM/VISTA Long time no word but in the world of water when it rains it pours. So after a dormant winter the first Spring flowers have brought lots of water news. More will come soon BUT… Mercy that’s a lot of water! There has been a mess of water quality...

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Source Water Assessment and Protection Plan For Elkhorn Lake (primary source) City of Jenkins PWSID # 0670213

January 21, 2007
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Letcher County, Kentucky Prepared by the Kentucky Rural Water Association in cooperation with the Kentucky Division of Water TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction…………………………………………………………………4 General System Information……………………………………………..7 Historical Water Withdrawal and Quality………………………………8 Steering Committee………………………………………………………..9 Source Protection in Kentucky  ………………………………………..11 Source Water Assessment Process……………………………………13 Assessment of Project Area……………………………………………..15 Management Strategy……………………………………………………..17 NonRegulatoryActions………………………………………………18 RegulatoryActions……………………………………………………20 Contingency Planning…………………………………………………….21 Appendix A.Inventory of...

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Bad Branch Falls

January 21, 2007
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WYMT Letcher Water by Amy Walker

November 30, 2006
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WYMT Letcher Water Interview News segment on WYMT TV about Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) in Letcher County,KY and the work of OSM/VISTA Evan Smith (Head of Three Rivers Project) and Kentucky Watershed Watch to bring attention to this problem and seek remediation. Produced by Amy Walker.

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A Growing Storm of Media Coverage

November 30, 2006
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A Growing Storm of Media Coverage

Posted by Evan Smith, OSM/VISTA Lots of good press today The Lexington Herald put the project front center! “Local problem, local help” YOUNG MAN IS PART OF PUSH TO ANALYZE, CLEAN UP LETCHER’S TAINTED STREAMS http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/news/16128228.htm “Watershed team hopes for more help from VISTA volunteers” http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/16128225.htm -WYMT TV aired a story on their 6...

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WWF Southeast Rivers and Streams Grant

November 27, 2006
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Posted by Evan Smith, OSM/VISTA Good news, The Head of Three Rivers Project received a grant from the World Wildlife Fund’s Southeast Rivers & Streams Fund to do some work looking at the sewage problems on the Poor Fork (Cumberland River). The goal is to look at the e. coli levels of each tributary...

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