Use this site to explore, learn, discuss, and share information about Bowling Green's most important and fragile natural resource - groundwater! Once you've spent some time on our website, take our survey about karst groundwater and pledge to protect and conserve this valuable resource. We hope you enjoy the site and share it with your friends, family, and other acquaintances.
Few people know about the underground world that exists under Bowling Green, where water flows in underground rivers in what is known as a karst landscape. In karst areas, water is especially vulnerable to pollution. In fact, what we do on the surface in Bowling Green not only directly impacts water below ground, but also drinking water since a portion of the water feeding the Barren River, where the City draws its drinking water from, flows through karst networks.
Everyone in Bowling Green lives on a distinctive landscape known as karst. These landscapes are vulnerable to pollution, and therefore what you do in and around your home can easily affect your karst environment and the groundwater found below ground. Making simple changes can help prevent water pollution and keeps our karst landscape healthy. Take the Under Bowling Green: Karst Groundwater pledge to commit to doing your part to protect Bowling Green's valuable water resources.
Are you anxious to keep learning about karst and groundwater?Do you want to get involved in a karst- or groundwater-related event? If so, explore the calendar to see what events are happening in your area. If you know about a related event, have it posted on the interactive Calendar for others to see.
Get connected to other website visitors and local residents and visitors by sharing your comments, uploading photos, posting questions, or announcing karst and groundwater news, and sharing additional karst groundwater information.
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This campaign was made possible through a collaborative partnership between the city of Bowling Green and WKU's Hoffman Environmental Research Institute. Funding for the project is from the Bowling Green Department of Public Works.
The mission of the Department of Public Works is to maintain the City's storm water, streets, landfills, public buildings, and traffic control for the protection of the public and improvement of the quality of life for the citizens of Bowling Green. Visit Site.
The mission of the Hoffman Environmental Research Institute is to be a leader in basic and applied research that aims to better understand landscape, atmosphere, water, and human interactions. Visit Site.
Crawford Hydrology Laboratory provides professional consulting and field and laboratory services regarding groundwater tracing in karst and non-karst areas. Visit Site.