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Water Quality Data and Reports

Data collected via the Louisville District Water Quality Program is assessed annually.  Data is compared to water quality criteria and standards established by state agencies.  If any exceedances of established water quality criteria occur, the Louisville District Water Quality Team reports this to the appropriate state regulatory agency. 

The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA 2007, Section 2017) requires the US Army Corps of Engineers to make water quality data available to the public.  The Water Quality Team has several reports available on this website.  If you are interested in other data, for which we don't have a standardized report, please don't hesitate to contact us.

You can request Louisville District water quality data by contacting the Water Quality Team and specifying what lake(s), what year(s), and what type of data in which you are interested.  To contact the Louisville District Water Quality Team, email louisvillewaterquality@usace.army.mil or call 502-315-7439.

 Extensive data requests can take up to 90 days.

Water Quality Reports (Lakes Listed Alphabetically)

Ohio River Data

The Louisville District Water Quality Program partners with Ohio River Valley Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO) and the USGS to monitor water quality on the Ohio River. Through these partnerships we are able to collect biological, physical and chemical data along the 542 miles of the Ohio River that flows through the Louisville District area of responsibility. Access to this data provided by our partners is available via the links provided.

ORSANCO COLLECTED DATA- Includes algae, ammonia, atrazine, bacteria, bromide, chlorides, chlorophyll, metals, cyanide, diatoms, dioxin, dissolved oxygen, dissolved solids, fish population, fish tissue, flow, hardness, HABs, Kjeldahl nitrogen, macroinvertebrates, mercury/methyl mercury, nitrate/nitrite, nutrients, phenolics, phosphorus, PCBs, sulfate, suspended solids, and temperature.

ACTIVE OHIO RIVER GAGES- OPERATED BY USGS

USGS 03255000 OHIO RIVER AT CINCINNATI, OH

USGS 03277200 OHIO RIVER AT MARKLAND DAM NEAR WARSAW, KY

USGS 03292494 OHIO RIVER AT WATER TOWER AT LOUISVILLE, KY

USGS 03293551 OHIO R US OF MACALPINE DAM @RRB AT LOUISVILLE, KY

USGS 03294500 OHIO RIVER AT LOUISVILLE, KY

USGS 03294600 OHIO RIVER AT KOSMOSDALE, KY

USGS 03303280 OHIO RIVER AT CANNELTON DAM AT CANNELTON, IN

USGS 03304300 OHIO RIVER AT NEWBURGH LOCK AND DAM, IN

USGS 03322000 OHIO RIVER AT EVANSVILLE, IN

USGS 03322190 OHIO RIVER AT HENDERSON, KY

USGS 03322420 OHIO RIVER AT UNIONTOWN DAM, KY

USGS 03381700 OHIO RIVER AT OLD SHAWNEETOWN, IL-KY

USGS 03384500 OHIO RIVER AT DAM 51 AT GOLCONDA, IL

USGS 03399800 OHIO RIVER AT SMITHLAND DAM, SMITHLAND, KY

USGS 03611000 OHIO RIVER AT PADUCAH, KY

USGS 03612600 OHIO RIVER AT OLMSTED, IL

ACTIVE OHIO RIVER GAGES- OPERATED BY USACE

OHIO RIVER AT MELDAHL (STATION TEMPORARILY OUT OF SERVICE)

OHIO RIVER AT CINCINNATI

OHIO RIVER AT MARKLAND DAM LOWER GAGE

OHIO RIVER AT McALPINE DAM UPPER GAGE

OHIO RIVER AT McALPINE DAM LOWER GAGE

OHIO RIVER AT KOSMOSDALE

OHIO RIVER AT CANNELTON LOWER (STATION TEMPORARILY OUT OF SERVICE)

OHIO RIVER AT NEWBURGH LOWER

OHIO RIVER AT EVANSVILLE

OHIO RIVER AT JT MYERS L/D LOWER

OHIO RIVER AT GOLCONDA

OHIO RIVER AT PADUCAH

OHIO RIVER AT METROPOLIS

OHIO RIVER AT SMITHLAND UPPER (STATION TEMPORARILY OUT OF SERVICE)

HISTORIC OHIO RIVER GAGES- PREVIOUSLY OPERATED BY USGS

USGS 03238680 OHIO RIVER AT MELDAHL DAM NEAR CHILO, OH

USGS 03293548 OHIO RIVER AT 2ND STREET BRIDGE AT LOUISVILLE, KY

Disclaimer

NOTICE: All data contained herein is preliminary in nature and therefore subject to change. The data is for general information purposes ONLY and SHALL NOT be used in technical applications such as, but not limited to, studies or designs. All critical data should be obtained from and verified by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District, Water Quality Team, 600 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Place, Louisville, KY 40202. The United States of America assumes no liability for the completeness or accuracy of the data contained herein and any use of such data inconsistent with this disclaimer shall be solely at the risk of the user.

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