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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

    professionals who lead projects that reduce agricultural runoff in watersheds of the Upper Mississippi River ... major insights from the survey:  https://northcentralwater.org/new-survey-shows-the-value-of-and-need-for-investing-in ... Leadership for Midwestern Watersheds, a program of Sand County Foundation and partner of North ...

  2. 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 ... a long time in the soil and vegetation. For this reason, wetlands play a role in flood control and ...

  3. The Lake

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    Activities in the headwaters and middle reaches that cause soil erosion will accelerate the buildup of ... 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 ...

  4. Middle Reaches

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    the floodplain, returning some of the eroded soil from the headwaters area back onto the land. ... Periodic flooding is a natural process in the life of the creek. There the creek runs deep and slow, it ... the amount of sediments carried by the creek and changing the course of the stream. In some areas, the ...

  5. 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. ... Many communities in Ohio are recognizing the importance of considering the entire system in their ... encourage participation from all interested sectors of the community in the planning and implementation of ...

  6. 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 ... are also the smallest streams in the watershed- some only a few inches wide, the largest only a few ...

  7. For Well Owners

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

    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.  ... water tested through a state certified water testing laboratory. A list of certified labs is available ...

  8. For Media

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      For questions related to private water systems in Ohio, contact the Ohio Department of Health: Rachel ... Extension, School of Environment and Natural Resources Phone: 614-292-8603 Fax 614-292-7432 baird.41@osu.edu ... Department of Health Bureau of Environmental Health and Radiation Protection: (614) 466-1390  Private Water ...

  9. Educators

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

    able to help you locate instructors for the workshop. Below is a sample power point slide set used in ... our pilot workshops in 2014.  This was a three hour evening workshop co-taught by staff from ODH and ... OSU Extension. Participants received a well test and interpretation of the test prior to the ...

  10. Resources

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    How Well Do You Know Your Water Well Ground Water in Ohio Fact Sheet Ground Water- Major Aquifers ...

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