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American Farmland Trust focusing on water quality in Upper Scioto
The Scioto watershed is the second highest for phosphorus and nitrogen loads in Ohio. The American Farmland Trust hopes to get that area next in line for H2Ohio funding and other assistance to address water quality issues connected to farmland.
New bill would ban new CAFOs in Ohio’s Maumee River watershed
Two Toledo-area Democrats introduced a bill that would prohibit new concentrated animal feeding operations from being built in the Maumee River watershed unless certain water quality goals are met.
H2Ohio program expands to 10 more counties
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Dorothy Pelanda announced July 6 that H2Ohio’s farmer incentive program is expanding into 10 additional counties in the Western Lake Erie Basin.
Lake Erie harmful algal bloom likely to be mild this year,...
Researchers are expecting a relatively mild harmful algal bloom in Lake Erie this summer. This follows a similarly mild bloom in 2020.
Ohio’s next budget to include broadband, water quality funding
The Ohio legislature agreed on the state’s next biennial budget late June 28. The final version of the budget includes funding for broadband expansion and for the H2Ohio water quality initiative for the next two years, among other things.
Restraining order filed against Clermont County farm for manure leak
The Ohio Attorney General filed for a temporary restraining order against the owner of Clermont County dairy farm after a massive manure leak polluted a nearby stream.
Legislators, officials make their cases on H2Ohio funding
The Ohio House significantly cut back the funding Gov. Mike DeWine proposed for H2Ohio in its version of the next budget. Now, as the Senate considers the bill, legislators will have to consider whether to go with the funding the House recommends, or make further adjustments.
Ohio State researchers testing new way to kill harmful algal blooms
As the weather warms, tests are about to begin on a new technique for killing off harmful algal blooms in Ohio's streams and lakes.
Ohio bill seeks to deregulate state’s ephemeral waters
A recently introduced bill in the Ohio House aims to deregulate ephemeral waters, following changes at a federal level last year. The bill covers “ephemeral features”: streams, wetlands, ponds and other waters that don’t have water year round and mainly exist after precipitation, like rain or snow.
Beware of ripple effects in a watershed
Some pollutants have a local impact immediately and others accumulate and have greater impacts downstream, in lakes, or eventually the ocean.