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Water in Kentucky: Natural History, Communities, and Conservation

Thursday, July 27, 2017: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Venue: The Filson Historical Society

Add To Calendar   27/07/2017 18:00:00 27/07/2017 19:00:00 America/Anguilla Water in Kentucky: Natural History, Communities, and Conservation Thursday, July 27, 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Brian D. Lee, Daniel I. Carey, and Alice L. Jones will give a presentation on the management and preservation of water in Kentucky. The Filson Historical Society, 1310 South 3rd Street, Louisville, Kentucky, 40208 The Filson Historical Society info@filsonhistorical.org false DD/MM/YYYY


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Home to sprawling Appalachian forests, rolling prairies, and the longest cave system in the world, Kentucky is among the most ecologically diverse states in the nation. Lakes, rivers, and springs have shaped and nourished life in the Commonwealth for centuries, and water has played a pivotal role in determining Kentucky’s physical, cultural, and economic landscapes. The management and preservation of this precious natural resource remain a priority for the state’s government and citizens. In this generously illustrated book, experts from a variety of fields explain how water has defined regions across the Commonwealth. Together, they illuminate the ways in which this resource has affected the lives of Kentuckians since the state’s settlement, exploring the complex relationship among humans, landscapes, and waterways. They examine topics such as water quality, erosion and sediment control, and emerging water management approaches. Through detailed analysis and case studies, the contributors offer scholars, practitioners, policy makers, and general readers a wide perspective on the state’s valuable water resources. Brian Lee is associate professor of landscape architecture at the University of Kentucky. Daniel I. Carey is a retired hydrologist with the Kentucky Geological Survey at the University of Kentucky. Alice L. Jones is professor of geography and geology at Eastern Kentucky University.
Water in Kentucky: Natural History, Communities, and Conservation

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