Talk:Green River (Kentucky)

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Map[edit]

I worked as a deckhand on towboats for almost 11 years from Cape Sandy, Indiana to Cave in Rock Illinois on the Ohio river, and to mile 79 up the Green river. The map shown here is incorrect as to the location of the mouth of the Green river emptying into the Ohio river by a considerable amount. The Green river empties into the Ohio river nearly between Evansville, Indiana, and Henderson, Kentucky. Highway 41 connects these cities and has twin bridges crossing the Ohio river between the two. When crossing these bridges, the mouth of the Green river can be seen about three quarters to one mile (+/-) upstream on the Ohio river.

I don't think that any portion of the Green River (Kentucky) drainage basin is in Tennessee, or anywhere near it. All of north-central Tennessee is in the Cumberland River basin. I'd like to be show where this is not the case before I edit the article

Rlquall 13:55 5 Aug 2004 (UTC)

You are correct that this Green River does not rise in or flow through any portion of Tennessee. Near as I can tell, it rises in Lincoln County, in south-central KY. However, there are tributaries of the Barren River (itself a tributary of the Green) which drain a tiny portion of north-central Tennessee in Macon and Sumner counties. olderwiser 14:02, 5 Aug 2004 (UTC)

You are exactly correct -- Little Trammel Creek in Sumner County, and Puncheon Creek in Macon County are both involved. So, now I guess that my question would be if this is enough to make the Green fit into the "Rivers of Tennessee" category, since none of the stream itself is in Tennessee although its basin is.

Rlquall 23:20 6 Aug 2004 (UTC)

I would say no. The category is not Watersheds of Tennessee, in which case it might qualify. But as a river, it does not flow through any part of Tennessee. olderwiser 01:20, 7 Aug 2004 (UTC)

The last paragraph stating that the locks and dams are closed is not true. Lock and Dam #2 at Calhoun, Kentucky (for one) is definitely open and being used by barges pushing coal downriver.

Green River Lock and Dam #1 at Spottsville, Kentucky is well maintained and in operation as well. I 'think' that both locks #1 and #2 were almost completely rebuilt in the 1950's. I have a poster advertising to "Eat on and ride on "The Sternwheeler" at the dedication of the new Green River locks, Calhoun, KY, Saturday, July 14th, 1956."

green color[edit]

The statement that Green River is green because of its depth is absurd. http://www.dartmouth.edu/~etrnsfer/water.htm States that water is blue so why would the depth of the water make it green? There must be something in the water that makes it green.

Also http://eco.confex.com/eco/2010/techprogram/P24980.HTM states that is the algae in the water that makes it appear green.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.19.220.4 (talk) 12:49, 1 November 2011 (UTC)

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