Thanks to a new series of maps from the Kentucky Geological Survey, Clark Countians can better understand the soil and geology at their construction sites and avoid mistakes that can lead to serious damage.Written with the non-geologist in mind, "Generalized Geologic Map for Land-Use Planning: Clark County, Kentucky" is one in a series of such maps being developed for every county in the commonwealth. Maps for more than 80 of Kentucky's 120 counties have been completed.
The colorful large-format Clark County map illustrates all of the major rock categories found in the county, along with other features including water wells, springs, artificial fill and sinkholes, all of which should be considered when planning roads and buildings.
Each land-use map includes a "Planning Guidance by Rock Unit Type." It describes the major rock units in the county and their potential limitations for possible construction of roads, homes, ponds and underground utilities, and commercial, industrial and recreational sites.