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  1. Middle Reaches

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

    flat area is called the floodplain, and when the creek overflows it dumps sediments from the water onto ... the floodplain, returning some of the eroded soil from the headwaters area back onto the land. ... the water runs fast and turbulent over a gravel bottom. Certain kinds of small fish and insects have ...

  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. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. For Media

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

    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 ... Townsend, Residential Water and Wastewater Program Administrator Private Water Systems Program Ohio ...

  7. 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 ... Health's Private Water Systems Program:  ...

  8. Arsenic

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1507

    GENERAL INFORMATION Arsenic occurs naturally in soil and minerals and may enter the air, water ... water. Most of the arsenic in water will ultimately end up in soil or sediment. HEALTH EFFECTS Drinking ... , and land from wind-blown dust and may get into water from runoff and leaching. Arsenic cannot be ...

  9. Sodium

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1503

    GENERAL INFORMATION Sodium is widely distributed in soils, plants, water and foods. It is ... Contaminants- Sodium USEPA- Drinking Water Advisory:  Consumer Acceptability Acvice and Health Effects Analysis ... chloride. When a salt such as sodium chloride dissolves in water it breaks up into positively- and ...

  10. Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S)

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1608

    Heat forces the hydrogen sulfide gas into the air.  Most people can detect hydrogen sulfide in water by ... in air; however, a test is recommended to determine the amount of hydrogen sulfide in the water ... ppm.  In this process large volumes of air are blown through the water. The hydrogen sulfide volatilizes ...

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