Feb 22, 2018
ADA, Ohio — If it seems that you’re reaching for your umbrella more often — or wishing you had — here’s the reason.
Ohio is getting a lot more rain than it used to and more intense downpours.
That may seem like just an inconvenience when you want to work outside or an expense if your roof springs a leak. However, the consequences are far more significant for farmers who plant and tend crops in soggy fields and for the water quality of Lake Erie that’s affected by pollution sources including rain running off fields carrying fertilizer with it.