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Because winter storms and spring flooding can lead to contamination and damage, spring is an ideal time to test private water systems.

In the 51 years since the Clean Water Act passed, neither Congress nor the courts have defined what “waters of the U.S.” fall under the Act’s jurisdiction.

A new ODNR program will focus on monitoring animals like insect larvae, crayfish and snails to collect data regarding the quality of their habitat. 

Water quality and cover crops were key topics at the Ohio No-Till Conference Dec. 7 in Plain City.

Julie Geiss considers the falling water levels in Lake Powell and Lake Mead and is reminded that fresh water is not something we should take for granted.

For the third year in a row, Lake Erie is expecting a below average algal bloom this summer, due largely to less heavy rainfall. The bloom is expected to be at a 3.5 on the severity index.

In 2020, The Nature Conservancy launched the Farmer Advocates for Conservation program. Through the program, farmers using conservation practices learn how to talk about the benefits they see from them, and encourage other farmers to give them a try.

As H2Ohio rolls out, Ohioans are watching to see what kind of impact it has on the state’s water quality. To help measure that, the OACI is establishing baselines for conservation practices and ways to improve at both the farm level, and in watersheds.

An Ohio bill that would deregulate some ephemeral features has moved to Gov. Mike DeWine’s desk, with mixed reactions from conservation groups. House Bill 175 will remove ephemeral streams, but not wetlands, from regulation under the state’s water pollution control programs.

The days of allowing livestock to have full access to streams are numbered as more regulations are set and the importance of clean water is emphasized