Posts Tagged ‘ water ’

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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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 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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Headwaters Partner, The Pathfinders of Perry County, Test with KRWW

July 22, 2011
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A local group has become involved in a statewide effort to monitor Kentucky’s waterways. The Pathfinders ran water tests on several sites in and near Perry County last week.

 

What’s Your Water Story: Pt5

June 16, 2011
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Check out our latest Water Story:

Headwaters Update!

June 15, 2011
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June has been an exciting and busy month for Headwaters, with a number of activities occurring.  Recently, team members have participated in the National River Rally in South Carolina, participated in outreach programs through summer camps, as well as continuing to work on the ‘What’s your water story?’ project.  We also had a strong...

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Community Calendar

March 31, 2011
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There are great events going on in the Letcher County area! Eolia Garbage Clean Up, April 9th 2011, Starting at 9:00am The community of Eolia has scheduled a clean up for April 9th. The clean up crew will proceed from the school on Highway 806 toward US 119.  From there work northward across Pine...

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What is your Water Story? Pt4

March 28, 2011
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Check out the latest “What is your water story?” Video with Ramon Cuellar!!!