West Hickman 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 (LFUCG'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.

Community members' help is needed with this plan both on technical recommendations but also on the ground work (stream clean-up, buffer restoration, etc.). Keep up with plan progress and activities thru our website and Facebook page as well as LFUCG's Facebook page and  Watershed Planning page.

West Hickman Watershed Management Plan (DRAFT)

Public Comment - by 6pm, Sunday, January 30, 2022

Any last thoughts?  Please review the plan draft above 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)

Proposed Interventions

As part of the planning, we asked citizen like you where there were problems and potential solutions in the watershed. Below is a map of proposed projects called "Best Management Practices or BMPs" that were selected for the plan in response to the concerns and suggestions we received from the public input survey.  

Map of West Hickman Creek's Areas of Concern and Proposed Projects

To see a list of the proposed projects, click the right arrow at the top of the sidebar.

Or see the map on ArcGIS

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