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  1. New Survey Shows the Need for Investing in People for Clean Water

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/news/new-survey-shows-need-investing-people-clean-water

    Central Region Water Network (NCRWN), just released a new report of a survey that assessed the ... major insights from the survey:  https://northcentralwater.org/new-survey-shows-the-value-of-and-need-for-investing-in-people-for-clean-water ... and stories to help tap the true human potential for achieving clean water in the Midwest. We launched ...

  2. Watershed Management

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

    ecology of a water resource, from the headwaters to the receiving waters, and all the land in between. ... attempts to improve water quality. This whole-system approach is called watershed management, and it ... developed a watershed management plan to address water resources problems specific to their location. ...

  3. For Media

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/know-your-well-water/media

    questions on drinking and ground water, contact Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Division of Drinking ... We have resources and expertise that can be used to help promote the Know Your Well Water website ...   For questions related to private water systems in Ohio, contact the Ohio Department of Health: Rachel ...

  4. The Lake

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    "lakes"- lakes, ponds, and reservoirs. Generally, a pond is a body of water no larger than about ten acres ... provide water for human consumption and recreation. All of Ohio's lakes have water flowing in and ... water flowing out, but the water tends to move very slowly once it enters the lake. Because of the ...

  5. Headwaters

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

    Here you will notice that we are at the highest point in the watershed where the water that falls ... feet wide. The land here is often steep and the water may run fast, forming small waterfalls and pools. ... as springs. Most of the water you will see later in the lakes and rivers downstream is the result of ...

  6. The Wetlands

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

    emerges from the surface of the water. The water level in a wetland can vary greatly over a short period ... are often likened to giant sponges, because the water that flows into a wetland is often stored for ... pollutants from contaminated water such as runoff from feedlots.   One of the greatest benefits of wetlands ...

  7. For Well Owners

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/know-your-well-water/well-owners

    quality of your well water and the aquifer you will want to safely maintain and protect both your well and ... There are a number of materials here that may be helpful for understanding how to test, understand ... and protect your well water. Test The first step in caring for your well water is to have it tested.  ...

  8. Middle Reaches

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    flat area is called the floodplain, and when the creek overflows it dumps sediments from the water onto ... the water runs fast and turbulent over a gravel bottom. Certain kinds of small fish and insects have ... in the middle reaches can have a major impact on the water and its inhabitants. For instance, if ...

  9. Resources

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/know-your-well-water/resources

    How Well Do You Know Your Water Well Ground Water in Ohio Fact Sheet Ground Water- Major Aquifers ... and Associated Water Quality Recommendations for Water Well Sampling Before Oil and Gas Drilling (pdf) ... Helpful Links National Ground Water Association http://www.ngwa.org/Pages/default.aspx   Wellowner.org ...

  10. Harmful Algal Blooms

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/resources/watershed-management/harmful-algal-blooms

    monitoring, standards for algal toxins for public beaches and drinking water, and requirements for public ... Resources Council) about a new report released by OEPA: Harmful Algal Bloom Response Strategy. Gail explains ... up-to-date information on harmful algal blooms, go to www.epa.state.oh.us/dsw/HAB.aspx Download interview ...

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