KRWW 2012 Water Sampling Results – Pathogens

February 7, 2013
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Every year, Headwaters partners with the Kentucky River Watershed Watch (KRWW) to gather data on herbicides, pathogens, metals and nutrients within the Letcher County watershed of the Kentucky River.  Below we have provided a map that plots all of the points in Letcher County that were tested in the 2012 KRWW water testing event. Because pathogens...

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New Web-Tools Address Need for Water Monitoring in Letcher County

February 6, 2013
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New Web-Tools Address Need for Water Monitoring in Letcher County

In June of 1969, the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio, caught fire. Filled for decades with raw sewage and various pollutants, Time Magazine once described the Cuyahoga as the river that “oozes rather than flows,” and in which a person “does not drown but decays.” Congress and the Nixon administration acted quickly, and passed...

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Recent Report Puts Headwaters in Local Media

December 11, 2012
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Since the release of our latest county-wide stream survey, Headwaters has received a substantial amount of attention in the local media. Here is a quick round-up of local press features that will serve to interpet and summarize some of the more complex sections of the report. A link to the article in The Mountain...

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Headwaters Receives Capacity-Building Grant

December 11, 2012
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Headwaters, Inc. has received a $3000 Grassroots Community Mining Mini-Grant from the Western Mining Action Network and the Indigenous Environmental Network. The funds will be put towards: funding the next VISTA position; developing a set of informational brochures that 1) explain individual heavy metals and the health issues associated with them, and 2) highlight Headwaters’...

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Fall 2011 Metals Sampling Results & Report

November 12, 2012
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On November 19th, 2011, volunteers with Headwaters Inc. conducted heavy metals sampling of fourteen streams and twelve streambeds in the Kentucky River watershed of Letcher County. Headwaters, Inc. co-founder and former AmeriCorps VISTA Evan Smith and current VISTA Tarence Ray have written a comprehensive report that outlines and explains the results from this sampling effort....

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West End of Letcher County Under Boil Water Advisory

October 20, 2012
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If you live in Blackey, Isom, Jeremiah, Colson, Deane, Highway 7, & Low Gap, you are currently under a boil water advisory. Headwaters spoke with the Letcher County Water & Sewer District this afternoon and learned that, during road construction in Knott County, county & state construction crews pulled out a water line while putting in...

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KRWW 2011 Water Sampling Results

August 31, 2012
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Every year, Kentucky River Watershed Watch (KRWW) mobilizes a large force of volunteers to gather data on herbicides, pathogens, metals and nutrients within the Kentucky River, as well as many of its tributaries and headwaters. Since the formation of Headwaters, the organization has partnered with KRWW to gather valuable data and to support local...

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KRWW Sampling Results

August 5, 2011
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Kentucky Rivers and streams were tested to determine pathogen levels for the KRWW Round 1 Pathogen Summer Testing Cycle. The results are in and they speak for themselves. All levels that exceeded the water quality standard for recreation of 240 cfu (colony forming units)/100 milliliters were considered contaminated and were scheduled for retesting. See...

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