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Ohio Kentucky Indiana Water Science Center
Ohio River at Cannelton Dam
In 2014, the Indiana and Kentucky Water Science Centers were combined into one "Integrated" Science Center. Beginning October 2017, the Indiana-Kentucky (INKY) Water Science Center was merged with the Ohio Water Science Center to become one "Integrated" Science Center. We are a combined center of more than 160 scientists, IT, laboratory, and administrative staff. Learn more about our science.....
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