Watershed planning

The West Hickman Watershed is an approximately 22 square mile watershed located within Fayette (18 square miles) and Jessamine (4 square miles) counties in Kentucky. In response to citizen interests about the watershed and the creek’s water quality, the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government's Division of Environmental Services is working towards creating a watershed management plan. 

The primary purpose of a watershed management plan is to guide watershed coordinators, resource managers, policy makers, and community organizations to restore and protect the quality of lakes, rivers, streams, and wetlands in a given watershed. The plan is intended to be a practical tool with specific recommendations on practices to improve and sustain water quality.

We will be requesting your help with this plan both on technical recommendations but also on the ground work (stream clean-up, buffer restoration, etc.). While we are working on this process, keep up with our activities thru our Facebook page and the Hickman Creek Conservancy.

West Hickman Watershed Management Plan (draft copy)

Any last thoughts?  Please review the draft West Hickman Watershed Management Plan and return all comments to Stephanie Blain at SBlain@palmernet.com no later than 6pm Sunday January 30, 2022.  If you have any questions regarding this process please do not hesitate to contact Stephanie Blain (SBlain@palmernet.com) or Demetria Kimball-Mehlhorn (dkimball@lexingtonky.gov; 859-425-2554)