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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

    Leadership for Midwestern Watersheds, a program of Sand County Foundation and partner of North ... professional development and peer learning needs and opportunities among watershed project leaders in the Upper ... Midwest. Here’s the executive summary; that and the full report can be found on the Leadership for ...

  2. 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 ... are also the smallest streams in the watershed- some only a few inches wide, the largest only a few ... feet wide. The land here is often steep and the water may run fast, forming small waterfalls and pools. ...

  3. Middle Reaches

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

    Periodic flooding is a natural process in the life of the creek. There the creek runs deep and slow, it ... 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 ...

  4. The Lake

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    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 ... higher retention time of water in a lake, sediments and many contaminants in the water tend to settle to ...

  5. The Wetlands

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    Wetlands come in many shapes and sizes, but, generally, when we talk about wetlands we're ... 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 ...

  6. 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 ... A comprehensive plan can serve to guide agencies and other organizations in their efforts to improve and protect ...

  7. 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.  ... about well water in Ohio, review the fact sheet “ Ground Water in Ohio ” and “ Major Aquifers and ... sure the ground slopes away from your well and that cap and casing are in good condition (no cracking ...

  8. Educators

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    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 ...

  9. Resources

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

  10. For Media

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      For questions related to private water systems in Ohio, contact the Ohio Department of Health: Rachel ...

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