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  1. Watershed Management

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

    attempts to improve water quality. This whole-system approach is called watershed management, and it ... that have the potential to affect water quality, including development, agriculture, and recreation. ... ecology of a water resource, from the headwaters to the receiving waters, and all the land in between. ...

  2. The Wetlands

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

    pollutants from contaminated water such as runoff from feedlots.   One of the greatest benefits of wetlands ... emerges from the surface of the water. The water level in a wetland can vary greatly over a short period ... of time, making it difficult to define exactly where a wetland begins, and where it ends. Wetlands ...

  3. The Lake

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

    provide water for human consumption and recreation. All of Ohio's lakes have water flowing in and ... higher retention time of water in a lake, sediments and many contaminants in the water tend to settle to ... Often times, a stream or creek will flow into a lake. There are three major kinds of ...

  4. 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 ...

  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. For Well Owners

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

    -treatment/   Ohio has state wide health based water quality standards for private water systems. You can access ... water tests and testing strategies, consult either http://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-314 https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/know-our-programs/private-water-systems-program/water-quality-treatment/quality ... Associated Water Quality ” developed by Ohio EPA. Laws and rules that pertain to Ohio’s private water system ...

  7. Middle Reaches

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

    together, forming a wider, slower moving creek. Over time, the creek has cut into the banks, forming a more ... 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 ...

  8. For Media

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

      For questions related to private water systems in Ohio, contact the Ohio Department of Health: Rachel ... Townsend, Residential Water and Wastewater Program Administrator Private Water Systems Program Ohio ... Department of Health BEHRP/Private Water Systems Program 246 N. High Street Columbus, Ohio 43215 For ...

  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) ... http://wellowner.org/   USGS Ohio Water Science Center http://oh.water.usgs.gov/   American Ground Water Trust ...

  10. Well Water Interpretation Tool

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

    developed an online assessment tool that offers instant water quality interpretation for Ohio residents.  ... of the well interpretation tool under the heading “Web Resources.” To reach that link go to: https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/know-our-programs/private-water-systems-program/water-quality-treatment/quality ... The Ohio State University in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Health and Ohio EPA have ...

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