The Shaker Creek
watershed covers east-central Mercer County. The land is in the inner subregion
of the Bluegrass physiographic region, characterized by undulating terrain and
moderate rates of both surface runoff and groundwater drainage. The watershed
lies above thick layers of easily dissolved limestone that form carbonate
aquifers. Groundwater flows through channels in the limestone, so caves and
springs are common in regions with this geology.
Waterways. Shaker Creek empties into the Kentucky River just above
Mundys Landing. Among the creeks that feed it is Shawnee Run.
Land and water use. Land in the watershed is 95% agricultural, and
most of the rest is rural and wooded. One organization holds a permit for
discharge into the creeks. See tables for details.
Agency data assessment. No creeks were assessed in this watershed.
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