Geography. The Lulbegrud Creek
watershed lies in Montgomery County, Powell County, and Clark County. The land
is in the Knobs physiographic region, characterized by hilly terrain, very rapid
surface runoff, and very slow groundwater drainage. In level parts of the Knobs,
runoff and groundwater drainage are slow. The watershed lies partly above
fractured shales through which groundwater can easily move but which stores very
little water Other sections of the watershed lie over easily weathered clay
shales that store water but allow little groundwater flow. There are also areas
of interbedded shales and limestones (these are 20% limestone; water conduction
is poor because of the clay content of the shale). Interbedded clay shales and
siltstones underlie the remaining area.
Waterways. Lulbegrud Creek empties into the Red River at the corner
of Clark, Powell, and Estill Counties. Among the creeks that feed it are Hog
Creek, North Branch, Long Branch, and Snow Creek.
Land and water use. Land in the watershed is about 55% agricultural
and 45% rural and wooded. Three businesses and organizations hold permits for
discharges into the creeks. See tables for details.
Agency data assessment. The assessed creek segments in this watershed
fully support their designated uses, based on biological and/or water-quality
data. See tables for details.
Watershed rankings. The ranking formula provides a preliminary
ranking by synthesizing a broad spectrum of watershed characteristics, current
conditions, and threats. This watershed ranks in the group with the lowest need
for protection and/or restoration. This rating is for the watershed on average:
particular sites and particular waters within the watershed may vary widely. See
tables for details.
Volunteer data. No volunteer data were collected in this watershed in
Click here to view tables for this watershed, in PDF format. These
tables include land-use characteristics, designated uses, stream assessments,
public water supply and water withdrawal sites, permitted discharge sites,
gaging and sampling sites, volunteer data, and values for the 35 indicators used
in calculating watershed rankings. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the
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