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The Fishpond Project

January 21, 2006
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Fishpond Lake is a beautiful, 43-acre county-owned lake at Payne Gap in Letcher County. It has picnic areas, primitive camping and is a popular fishing spot. Unfortunately, the Head of Three Rivers Project has discovered low, but detectible levels of chromium contamination in the headwaters of the lake. Since the county would like to...

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The Blair Branch Wetlands Project

January 21, 2006
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Fecal coliform bacteria counts as high as 150 times the limit for human contact have been recorded in Blair Branch, a second-order stream near the community of Isom. Part of the problem is straight pipes that send sewage directly into the stream, but most of the problem is simply caused by a lack of...

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The Historic Highlands Trail

January 21, 2006
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The Great Eastern Trail extends 1,800 miles from the Florida Panhandle to the Finger Lakes of New York. The Pine Mountain Trail State Park is a linear Kentucky State Park that passes through Letcher County and makes up a portion of the Great Eastern Trail. The Head of Three Rivers Project is involved in...

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