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Kentucky Lakes, Rivers and Water Resources

Kentucky Lakes and Rivers Map
Kentucky Rivers Shown on the Map:   Cumberland River, Green River, Kentucky River, Levisa Fork, Licking River, North Fork Kentucky River, Ohio River, Pond River, Rolling River, Salt River, Tennessee River, Tradewater River and Tug Fork.

Kentucky Lakes Shown on the Map:   Barren River Lake, Cave Run Lake, Dale Hollow Lake, Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley, Lake Cumberland, Nolin River Lake and Rough River Lake.





Kentucky Stream and River Levels
Kentucky river levels mapThe United States Geological Survey has a number of stream gages located throughout Kentucky. These estimate stream levels, discharges and record them over time. This data is published on the web and many stations allow users to plot custom graphs. Get updated Kentucky river and stream levels from USGS here.

Kentucky Stream and River Level Alerts
Kentucky water level alertsThe United States Geological Survey has a system that will send you an email message when flood levels are reached on any steam with USGS gaging equipment that you have selected. Sign up here to recieve Kentucky stream and river level alerts.

Kentucky Water Publications
Kentucky precipitation mapThe United States Geological Survey has a number of publications related to water use and water resources in Kentucky. View the water resource publications for Kentucky here.



Kentucky Drought Map
Kentucky drought mapThe United States Geological Survey publishes updated drought maps on their website. There you can view a map that shows where below normal 7-day average stream flow conditions were recently recorded. The maps are updated daily. Get a current Kentucky drought map here.

Kentucky Precipitation Map
Kentucky precipitation mapThe National Atlas Project has precipitation maps for Kentucky and other states that you can view online or print for personal use. These maps show the average annual precipitation levels mapped across the state. View and print an Kentucky precipitation map here. Precipitation maps prepared by the PRISM Climate Group at Oregon State University and the United States Geological Survey.

Kentucky Elevation Map
Kentucky elevation mapThe topography of an area determines the direction of stream flow and often is a primary influence on the geographic distribution of precipitation. View a detailed Kentucky elevation map.


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