Kentucky Falls, the waterfall in Kentucky’s Kentucky Falls State Park, is in danger of dying out.
The Kentucky Water Board has asked Kentucky lawmakers to make it a permanent feature in the park.
The Kentucky Water Bureau says Kentucky Falls will no longer be able to host a water slide, but the park will be able add it as a seasonal feature to its trails, which would require special permits from the state.
The park has more than 4 million visitors a year and about 60,000 waterfalls.
Kentucky Falls has become a popular tourist attraction and popular site for photo ops with family and friends.
It was a popular destination during the Great Depression and its proximity to Louisville made it a popular vacation destination, said Matt Smith, the park’s chief water resource officer.
Kentuckians have been waiting for a year to see Kentucky Falls.
“It’s been a really long time coming, but now that it’s here it’s just amazing,” said Jessica Mays, a Kentucky Falls resident who took a photo with her two children this week.
“We’ve got all these people waiting to see it, and it’s always been a bit of a surprise.
It’s going to be great to have it for a while, but it’s going do it by itself.”
The park has received $5.5 million in funding since 2014 to create a new visitor attraction, a new hiking trail and an improved restroom.
Kentucks Falls is on the National Register of Historic Places, meaning it’s considered a national historic landmark.
The site has been a popular spot for families to get out for picnics and picnicking, with a water park, swimming pool and picnic pavilion.
KentUCKY Falls, also known as the Great Falls of Kentucky, is the largest waterfall in Kentucky and is the site of a photo op with a family and a group of children on a spring day in August.
The park will add a new water slide and a new swimming pool.
The river will be restored to its original appearance.