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Kentucky's Special Waters


What are Special Waters?

Click here to find out!

Search by River Basin

  • Look at the map above, determine the general location of your stream.
  • Click the "Run Basin Report"button below to find the list of Special Use Waters in your watershed.


Search by Designation Type

Cold Water Aquatic Habitats
Outstanding National Resource Waters
Exceptional Waters
Reference Reach Streams
Outstanding State Resource Waters
State Wild Rivers
Federally Designated Wild River
Federally Designated Scenic River

Request a Copy of the Special Waters Database

E-mail Andrea Fredenburg to request a copy of the Special Waters database in Excel format.

For more information on Kentucky's Special Waters, contact:

Andrea Fredenburg
Kentucky Division of Water
300 Sower Blvd.
Frankfort, KY. 40601
Phone: 502-782-6950