Ohio River Basin Workshop in Covington, Kentucky

Workshop participants and Ohio SkylineIAN staff traveled to Covington, Kentucky (right across the river from downtown Cincinnati, Ohio) for the second of six sub-basin workshops for the Mississippi River Report Card project. This workshop focused on the Ohio River Basin, which covers a large swath from western New York, down through the Appalachians to Tennessee and west through Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois. The two-day workshop brought together experts from natural resource science and management, engineering, and economic sectors. A key feature of this basin is the energy (coal and natural gas) resources and a key issue is the aging infrastructure of the lock and dam system. Workshop participants helped determine indicators that would be used to address the six goals (flood risk, transportation, ecosystems, economies, water supply, and recreation) of theĀ Mississippi River report card. This report card is part of theĀ America's Watershed Initiative.