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  1. The Lake

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/422/lake

    in size, whereas a lake can be several hundred or thousands of acres in size- like Lake Erie ... Often times, a stream or creek will flow into a lake. There are three major kinds of ... "lakes"- lakes, ponds, and reservoirs. Generally, a pond is a body of water no larger than about ten acres ...

  2. Middle Reaches

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/422/middle-reaches

    Moving farther downstream, you can see that many of the smaller headwater streams have come ... life and can increase the risk of flooding downstream. Let's move on to the The Lake! ...

  3. Headwaters

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/422/headwaters

    as springs. Most of the water you will see later in the lakes and rivers downstream is the result of ... happens to and on the land surrounding the headwaters affects the quality of the rivers and lakes hundreds ...

  4. Watershed Management

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/422/watershed-management

    As you can see from our short tour, a watershed is about much more than just a river or lake. To ... lake, and river biology and hydrology, as well as details about current and planned human activities ...

  5. The Wetlands

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/422/wetlands

    talking about a very shallow pond or lake. So shallow, in fact, that much of the vegetation in the wetland ...

  6. Environmental Professionals Network

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/events

    For the first time in our state’s history the open waters of western Lake Erie have been deemed ... our state’s leading universities to help the Ohio EPA assess whether the open waters of Lake Erie met federal ... Chesapeake Bay, Grand Lake St. Marys, and the City of Columbus. Efforts to monitor harmful blooms, keep ...

  7. New Research to Examine Connections Between Land Use, Public Policy, Lake Erie Water Quality and Climate Change

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/new-research-examine-connections-between-land-use-public-policy-lake-erie-water-quality

    drains into the western basin of Lake Erie, where harmful algal blooms are common during the summer ... examine how people’s actions in the watershed affect water quality in Lake Erie. Researchers from six ... impact water quality in Lake Erie, how public perception of the health of the lake may influence those ...

  8. Farmer Views on Nutrient Loss, Water Quality to Be Discussed at Farm Science Review

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/farmer-views-nutrient-loss-water-quality-be-discussed-farm-science-review

    who contribute to and are most impacted by environmental issues. The Western Basin of Lake Erie has ... they may be more motivated to take action if made aware of the issues in Lake Erie’s Western Basin and ... Lake Erie are engaged in best management practices and generally concerned about nutrient loss, said ...

  9. Short and Long Term Strategies to Address Harmful Algal Blooms in Ohio Lakes

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/resources/best-practices/short-and-long-term-strategies-address-harmful-algal-blooms-ohio-lakes

    lakes that can lead to harmful algal blooms. Mr. Fletcher will share lessons learned from alum treatment ... blooms present a threat to human health and recreation in Ohio's lakes. After attending this webinar ... options. Mr. Fletcher will bring us up-to-date on the current status of harmful algal blooms in Ohio's ...

  10. Nutrient Management Key to Reducing Dissolved Phosphorus in Lake Erie

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/nutrient-management-key-reducing-dissolved-phosphorus-lake-erie

    lake.” Thirty years ago, farmers in the watershed of Lake Erie's western basin were challenged to ... phosphorus going into Lake Erie over the past 50 years, but must reevaluate nutrient management practices to ... of the lakes affected. “Dissolved phosphorous is an algal-available nutrient in the water leading to ...

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