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  1. Beach Monitoring Practices Webinar

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/events/beach-monitoring-practices-webinar

    It's summer and that means it's beach season. When it comes to recreational lakes and swimmable waters in the North Central Region, beach monitoring is an ongoing challenge for water resource managers and outreach professionals. Tune into this m ...

  2. Bill Mitsch Presentation at Audubon Center

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/events/bill-mitsch-presentation-audubon-center

    The Ohio Wetlands Association and the Grange Insurance Audubon Center are co-hosting a live, in person wetland speaking event the evening of Tuesday, July 13 th at 7pm.  Sign up here! Please post or forward to any interested groups! Schedule for the eveni ...

  3. Advice for Making Local Watershed Projects More Inclusive

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/news/advice-making-local-watershed-projects-more-inclusive

    Diversity is a fact. Equity is a choice. Inclusion is an action. Belonging is an outcome. Check out Jenny Seifert's Blog at https://northcentralwater.org/advice-for-making-local-watershed-projects-more-inclusive/ ...

  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

    Leadership for Midwestern Watersheds, a program of Sand County Foundation and partner of North Central Region Water Network (NCRWN), just released a new report of a survey that assessed the professional development and peer learning needs and opportunitie ...

  5. Watershed Management

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

    As you can see from our short tour, a watershed is about much more than just a river or lake. To know a watershed you must become familiar with all the components of the system that contribute to the ecology of a water resource, from the headwaters to the ...

  6. The Wetlands

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

    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 leve ...

  7. The Lake

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

    Often times, a stream or creek will flow into a lake. There are three major kinds of "lakes"- lakes, ponds, and reservoirs. Generally, a pond is a body of water no larger than about ten acres in size, whereas a lake can be several hundred or tho ...

  8. Middle Reaches

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

    Moving farther downstream, you can see that many of the smaller headwater streams have come together, forming a wider, slower moving creek. Over time, the creek has cut into the banks, forming a more permanent streambed. Notice that the terrain here is le ...

  9. 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 on the land as precipitation begins its journey down the valley. Headwater streams are many, but they are also the smallest streams in the watershed- some on ...

  10. 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.  If you are visiting this site and have not had your wa ...

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