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Amanda A. Gumbert


IP-73

Living Along a Kentucky Stream

5/10/2024 (minor revision)
Authors: Katherine Bullock, Amanda A. Gumbert, Lee Moser

Streams are a part of our rich natural legacy. That's why it's important to protect, improve, and preserve them for generations to come.

Departments: Ag Programs, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Interprogram (IP series)
Size: 6.78 mb
Pages: 12



HENV-711

Homeowners Guide to Rainwater Harvesting: Rain Barrels and Beyond

6/30/2022 (new)
Authors: Amanda A. Gumbert, Lee Moser

Stormwater runoff is one of the many water quality and quantity challenges in urban settings. Urbanization increases the proportion of impervious surfaces (surfaces that prevent rainfall from soaking into the ground, such as roofs and driveways) in a landscape. Greater amounts of impervious surfaces increase the volume of stormwater runoff to storm sewers and local waterways. As stormwater flows across impervious surfaces, it can transport pollutants to nearby streams and rivers.

Departments: Ag Programs, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
Size: 2.31 mb
Pages: 4



HENV-707

Residential Stormwater Site Assessment

4/22/2022 (new)
Authors: Amanda A. Gumbert, Lee Moser

Urban areas can impact both the quality and quantity of water in local waterways. Homeowners can help protect water resources by utilizing stormwater management practices on their property. These practices, sometimes called green infrastructure or Low-Impact Development (LID) practices, aim to manage stormwater where it is generated instead of sending it into a storm sewer system. To select the best practices for residential settings it is important to make a site assessment.

Departments: Ag Programs, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
Size: 1.39 mb
Pages: 4



HENV-708

Alternative Pavement Options for Residential Stormwater Management

4/22/2022 (new)
Authors: Carmen Agouridis, Amanda A. Gumbert, Joe Luck, Lee Moser, Jonathan Villines

Urban areas are characterized by impervious surfaces such as roads, driveways, sidewalks, and building roofs. Stormwater occurs when precipitation runs off these impervious surfaces. Stormwater can present both water quality and water quantity issues in urban watersheds. Water quality of local waterways is threatened when stormwater carries pollutants to streams and rivers; increased water quantity in these local waterways can damage streambanks, cause flooding, and create more water quality problems.

Departments: Ag Programs, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
Size: 1.86 mb
Pages: 5



HENV-709

Sanitary Sewer Overflows: Risks and Homeowner Responsibilities

4/22/2022 (new)
Authors: Amanda A. Gumbert, Lee Moser

A sewer system is an underground network of pipes that carries sewage and wastewater from homes and businesses to a treatment plant. There are two types of sewer systems. Modern sanitary sewer systems are designed to be a separate network of pipes and infrastructure from those that manage stormwater; these are known as separate sanitary sewers. Some municipalities still have combined sewers that manage both sanitary sewage and stormwater in the same pipes; these are known as combined sewers.

Departments: Ag Programs, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
Size: 533 kb
Pages: 3



HENV-709S

Desbordamientos de Alcantarillado Sanitario: Riesgos y Responsabilidades de los Propietarios

4/22/2022 (new)
Authors: Amanda A. Gumbert, Lee Moser

Un sistema de alcantarillado es una red subterranea de tuberias que transporta aguas residuales (sucias) desde hogares y negocios hasta una planta de tratamiento.

Departments: Ag Programs, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
Size: 488 kb
Pages: 3



HENV-710

Sanitary Sewer Overflows: Lexington, KY Remedial Measures and Helpful Tips

4/22/2022 (new)
Authors: Amanda A. Gumbert, Lee Moser

A sewer system is an underground network of pipes that carries sewage and wastewater from homes and businesses to a treatment plant. There are two types of sewer systems. Modern sanitary sewer systems are designed to be a separate network of pipes and infrastructure from those that manage stormwater; these are known as separate sanitary sewers. Some municipalities still have combined sewers that manage both sanitary sewage and stormwater in the same pipes; these are known as combined sewers.

Departments: Ag Programs, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
Size: 1.46 mb
Pages: 4



HENV-710S

Desbordamientos de Alcantarillado Sanitario: Lexington, Kentucky Medidas Correctivas y Consejos Utiles

4/22/2022 (new)
Authors: Amanda A. Gumbert, Lee Moser

Un sistema de alcantarillado es una red subterranea de tuberias que transporta aguas residuales (sucias) desde hogares y negocios hasta una planta de tratamiento. Hay dos tipos de sistemas de alcantarillado.

Departments: Ag Programs, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
Size: 1.22 mb
Pages: 4



ID-242

Central Kentucky Backyard Stream Guide

2/11/2019 (minor revision)
Authors: Carmen Agouridis, Amanda A. Gumbert, Chris Sass

Many urban homeowners are not sure what to do about the stream in their backyard. Who owns it? How can I take care of it? What plants are good for my streambanks? These common questions lead to some confusing answers. This publication is designed to help the homeowner of a backyard stream appreciate this resource, protect personal property, and improve water quality and habitat.

Departments: Ag Programs, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Landscape Architecture
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Size: 15.70 mb
Pages: 24



ID-211

Kentucky Nutrient Management Planning Guidelines (KyNMP)

3/4/2016 (minor revision)
Authors: Amanda A. Gumbert, Steve Higgins, Kylie Schmidt

Nutrients are constantly cycling through farms. Nutrients come onto a farm in the form of feed, commercial fertilizers, manure, or compost, and they leave the farm with harvested crops, sold livestock, and off-site disposal of manure and other waste. Sometimes nutrients are even lost to the air, soil, or water. Nutrient management allows farmers to use nutrients wisely for optimal economic benefit with minimal impact on the environment.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Size: 3.60 mb
Pages: 50



HENV-206

Understanding and Protecting Kentucky's Watersheds

11/8/2013 (new)
Authors: Jenny Cocanougher, Amanda A. Gumbert, Ashley Osborne

Regardless of where you are, you are always in a watershed. A watershed is any area of land that drains water to a single water body such as a stream or lake.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, County Extension
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
Size: 2.51 mb
Pages: 3



ID-166

On-Farm Composting of Animal Mortalities

5/6/2013 (minor revision)
Authors: Amanda A. Gumbert, Steve Higgins, Sarah Wightman

On-farm composting can provide animal producers with a convenient method for disposing of animal mortalities and also provide a valuable soil amendment. In addition, the finished compost can be stockpiled and reused to help compost other mortalities.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Size: 2.80 mb
Pages: 6



ID-167

On-Farm Disposal of Animal Mortalities

5/6/2013 (minor revision)
Authors: Spencer Guinn, Amanda A. Gumbert, Steve Higgins

Animal mortalities are an expected part of animal production. Depending on the scale of the animal enterprise, animal mortalities can overwhelm the producer with a large number and mass of dead animals. This publication provides guidance to the producer for handling animal mortalities in accordance with Kentucky law.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Size: 1.30 mb
Pages: 4



ID-200

Environmental Compliance for Dairy Operations

4/24/2013 (new)
Authors: Amanda A. Gumbert, Steve Higgins, Sarah Wightman

Some farmers are reluctant to talk about the environment, but because farms are under increasing review by state and federal regulatory agencies, producers need to be familiar with environmental issues and regulations. Implementing best management practices (BMPs) can help farmers continue to protect the environment and increase productivity.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Size: 1.00 mb
Pages: 6



HENV-706

Going Green: Living an Environmentally Responsible Life

7/5/2011 (new)
Authors: Amanda A. Gumbert, Ashley Osborne

Adopting a green lifestyle means making deliberate choices to lighten our impact on the natural world.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
Size: 1.39 mb
Pages: 7



ID-185

Planting a Riparian Buffer

9/28/2010 (new)
Authors: Carmen Agouridis, Chris Barton, Amanda A. Gumbert, Sarah Wightman

Actively creating a riparian buffer typically consists of six steps: site assessment, planting plan development, site preparation, species selection, planting, and protection and maintenance.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Forestry and Natural Resources
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Size: 3.27 mb
Pages: 8



ID-175

Riparian Buffers: A Livestock Best Management Practice for Protecting Water Quality

9/22/2009 (new)
Authors: Carmen Agouridis, Amanda A. Gumbert, Steve Higgins

In Kentucky, cattle on pastures are often watered by streams. Although this practice solves water requirements for cattle, providing livestock free access to streams and riparian areas can lead to a contaminated water supply and damaged ecosystems. A better solution is to implement riparian buffers with limited access points to streams or provide alternative water sources. This practice can protect water quality, increase herd production, and provide other landowner benefits. The purpose of this publication is to explain the role of riparian areas and how they can benefit the livestock producer, the herd, and the environment.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Size: 721 kb
Pages: 4



ID-174

Options for Controlling Canada Geese

1/15/2009 (new)
Authors: Spencer Guinn, Amanda A. Gumbert, Steve Higgins

The average Canada goose produces more fecal waste than a dairy cow on a per-weight basis. In addition, gaggles of resident Canada geese have been associated with problems of over grazing. Having large amounts of fecal waste around a riparian area that has limited vegetation can lead to the runoff of nutrients, sediment, and pathogens, which can contaminate ponds, lakes, and streams in Kentucky.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Size: 140 kb
Pages: 2



ID-170

Drinking Water Quality Guidelines for Cattle

3/26/2008 (new)
Authors: Carmen Agouridis, Amanda A. Gumbert, Steve Higgins

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Size: 300 kb
Pages: 4



IP-74

A Guide to Open Burning

8/22/2007 (reprinted)
Authors: Amanda A. Gumbert

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources
Series: Interprogram (IP series)
Size: 430 kb
Pages: 6



IP-75

Know the Facts Before You Burn

10/31/2006 (reprinted)
Authors: Amanda A. Gumbert

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources
Series: Interprogram (IP series)
Size: 3.06 mb
Pages: 8



IP-71

Nutrient Management in Kentucky

12/1/2001 (new)
Authors: Amanda A. Gumbert, Monroe Rasnake, Joe Taraba, Bill Thom

Departments: Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Interprogram (IP series)
Size: 278 kb
Pages: 12