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State: Kentucky
Waterbody ID: KY491690_01
Location: Mouth to confluence of North and South Forks
State Waterbody Type: River
EPA Waterbody Type: Rivers and Streams
Water Size: 18.2
Units: miles
Watershed Name: Lower Kentucky

Waterbody History Report

Data are also available for these years: 2012 2008 2006

2010 Waterbody Report for Elkhorn Creek 0.0 to 18.2

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Water Quality Assessment Status for Reporting Year 2010

The overall status of this waterbody is Impaired.

Description of this table
Fish Consumption Aquatic Life Harvesting Impaired
Primary Contact Recreation Water Recreation Impaired
Secondary Contact Recreation Water Recreation Good
Warm Water Aquatic Habitat Fish, Shellfish, And Wildlife Protection And Propagation Good

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Causes of Impairment for Reporting Year 2010

Description of this table
Fecal Coliform Pathogens Primary Contact Recreation Water TMDL needed
Methyl Mercury Mercury   TMDL needed
Methylmercury Mercury Fish Consumption TMDL needed

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Probable Sources Contributing to Impairment for Reporting Year 2010

Description of this table
Agriculture Agriculture Fecal Coliform
Municipal Point Source Discharges Municipal Discharges/Sewage Fecal Coliform
Source Unknown Unknown Methylmercury

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TMDLs That Apply to this waterbody

No TMDL data have been recorded by EPA for this waterbody.

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Previous Causes of Impairments Now Attaining All Uses

Description of this table
Fecal Coliform 2008, 2010 Jul-07-2014 Applicable WQS attained; reason for recovery unspecified.  

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