Kentucky Water Research Institute



The UK PRIDE Assessment Project began in April of 2000 as part of a contract with PRIDE and the UK Kentucky Water Research Institute, and has been formulated to:

1) Assess the impact of existing and proposed PRIDE water quality projects on regional water quality and aquatic habitat, with a specific focus on pathogen and nutrient impacts.

2) Provide a scientific mechanism for prioritizing and targeting subsequent PRIDE funds to yield the greatest environmental impact while maintaining a regional diversification of projects.

This site has been developed to summarize the current results of the project and is arranged in the following sections:


Provides more background about the UK PRIDE project as well as a direct link to the PRIDE website.

Regional Problems

Provides a summary of regional problems, including a summary of polluted streams, pollution sources, and a general regional ranking of the 40 counties within the PRIDE region.

Regional Programs

Provides a summary of PRIDE, Federal, and State programs in the region along with tables that document the county expenditures associated with each program.

Regional Monitoring

Provides a summary of the regional monitoring strategy employed along with a map showing the locations of the selected monitoring stations.

Program Assessments

Provides results of pathogen and nutrient assessments on the basis of regional, county, and basin.

Management Models

Provides a description of a regional program models as well as detailed pathogen models for selected basins within the region.


Provides links to four separate baseline reports for the region.

This site is maintained by the Kentucky Water Research Institute.

Information presented in this report was collected from many sources. Reasonable attempts were made to ensure that information and figures are accurate, but no representation or guarantee is made as to the correctness or suitability of information for particular purposes. All critical information should be independently verified. Questions or corrections should be directed to the administrator of this site or linked sites. Some sites to which these materials provide links for the convenience of users are not managed by the University of Kentucky. The University does not review, control, or take responsibility for the contents of those sites.

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