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  1. The Lake

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

    "lakes"- lakes, ponds, and reservoirs. Generally, a pond is a body of water no larger than about ten acres ... in size, whereas a lake can be several hundred or thousands of acres in size- like Lake Erie ... provide water for human consumption and recreation. All of Ohio's lakes have water flowing in and ...

  2. Watershed Management

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    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. ... the local water resource. Volunteers play a key role in many watershed management programs where they ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Headwaters

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    as springs. Most of the water you will see later in the lakes and rivers downstream is the result of ... 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. ...

  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 ... 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. For Media

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

    and Ground Water   Jeffrey Patzke, Manager, Water Quality Characterization and Protection Section ... 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 ...

  8. For Well Owners

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

    and protect your well water. Test The first step in caring for your well water is to have it tested.  ... If you are visiting this site and have not had your water tested, you should arrange to have your ... water tested through a state certified water testing laboratory. A list of certified labs is available ...

  9. Resources

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    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. Educators

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

    If you would like to conduct a Know Your Well Water: Test, Understand, and Protect workshop, ... 2. Well stewardship (e.g., well type, source water, well maintenance); 3. Rules and regulations ... treament basics.   Know Your Well Water Workshop presentation for Williams County Ohio Know Your Well Water ...

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