North Elkhorn watershed

​​A watershed is an area of land where all of the rainwater that falls drains to the same place.

The North Elkhorn watershed is 95 square mile located in northeast Fayette County and southern Scott County. North Elkhorn Creek flows for almost 25 miles from its headwaters in Fayette County until it meets up with South Elkhorn Creek, just east of Frankfort. Creeks that flow into North Elkhorn include David Fork, Avon Fork, Bryan Station Creek, and Goose Creek.

Its watershed area is mostly rural within Fayette County, with urban land uses in the headwaters in the southeast. Together, agricultural, rural and some residential areas account for most land use within the watershed. Possible sources of pollution from stormwater runoff include dissolved solids, conductivity, E.coli and fecal coliform that may affect the health of North Elkhorn Creek and its tributaries.

    Watershed resources

    Projects in North Elkhorn


    1. North Elkhorn Equalization Tank
    2. Eastland Trunk Sewer Replacement
    3. Liberty Road Trunk Sewer Replacement
    4. Greenbriar 2 Pump Station Replacement
    5. Greenbriar Trunk Sewer Replacement
    6. Floyd Drive Area Rehabilitation
    7. Expansion Area 2A Projects


    North Elkhorn stormwater projects