KWRRI Research Reports


This is an extension of the work reported in Project numbers B-005-KY, B-016-KY, and B-022-KY that extended from 1 July 1968 through 30 June 1972. Permanent collecting stations have been established at 67 sites throughout the Salt River, Beech Fork, and Chaplin River drainages. Turbidities increases quickly as flow and runoff increase, and subside quickly when the rain stops. Suspended solids range up to 1,700 mg/l in high turbidities and vary considerably as a result of local spates. Water chemistry generally reflects the limestone nature of the substrate and physico-chemical characteristics of a typically healthy limestone stream. Bottom organisms are abundant and diverse, more than 300 different benthic organisms have been identified to date.

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Project number: B-031-KY

Agreement number: 14-31-001-3891 (FY 1973)

Period of project: July 1972-June 1973

Funding Information

Supported in part by the Office of Water Resources Research, U.S. Department of the Interior, as authorized under the Water Resources Research Act of 1964.