A wide variety of water-specific web maps, applications, and services are being showcased from this Portal. KDOW has compiled these maps as a service to our customers using information from various sources. KDOW cannot ensure that the information is accurate, current or complete. Neither the information presented nor the maps themselves are official documents.

Portals, Viewers and Story Maps

Risk Map Portal

Risk Map Portal

The Risk Map Portal provides a source for all of the Commonwealth's floodplains. Use this application to view the floodplains throughout the State. In selected counties, you can also download the floodplain models used to create the floodplain elevations and determine the floodplain elevation at specific locations within the floodplain. Click here or on the map icon to enter the Risk Map Portal.
Water Health Portal

Water Health Portal

The Water Health Portal is a "one-stop-shop" for the all of the Commonwealth's water health information. Determine the status of surface water uses near your location from swimming to fishing to drinking water; connect to studies and reports on various streams; and identify Kentucky's "Outstanding State Resource Waters. Click here or the map icon to enter the Water Health Portal. NOTE: The Water Health Portal performs best when using one of these web browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari.
Kentucky Watershed Viewer

KY Watershed Viewer

The Kentucky Watershed Viewer offers up a wide variety of information regarding the Commonwealth's Watersheds. Users are able to toggle on and off map layers to customize the map view. Data layers available include: River flow data, KDOW KPDES Permitted Facility locations, water withdrawal sites, Karst trace flows, and much more. Click here or the map icon to go to open the Watershed Viewer.
Licking River Watershed Watch

Story Map Gallery

This gallery includes Kentucky Division of Water Story Map applications created with esri's arcgis.com templates. The Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection Information Section collaborated with the Division of Water to prepare the content for each application. Click here or on the Story Map Gallery icon to go to the Gallery.
Licking River Watershed Watch

HAB Viewer

The Kentucky Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Viewer provides the latest information on the status of HAB recreational health advisories in the Commonwealth. Advisories are based on potential public health risks from algal toxins found in Kentucky’s lakes and rivers. Click here or on the map icon to go to the HAB viewer.
Licking River Watershed Watch

Special Use Waters

The Special Use Waters (For Forestry) Viewer provides information regarding waters of the Commonwealth with unique characteristics that affords them special protections. This application allows users, specifically the forestry industry, to determine the special use designation of the bordering or receiving waters to their area of interest, which can assist them in determining the proper buffer zones to prevent degradation of those waters. Click here or the map icon to open the application and learn more.