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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.

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.

Some pollutants have a local impact immediately and others accumulate and have greater impacts downstream, in lakes, or eventually the ocean.

When making decisions on using or modifying their streams, stream owners may wish to consider the Laws of Ecology.

Initial payments are going out to farmers enrolled in Gov. Mike DeWine’s H2Ohio Initiative for improved water quality. The first incentive payments will be distributed to 154 farmers for completed and approved Voluntary Nutrient Management Plans.

The ODNR announced that it will partner with the Medina County Park District to help eliminate toxic algal blooms in Chippewa Lake.

Learn what to plant along an Ohio creek, stream or waterway to create a riparian zone that will reduce erosion and pollution and improve wildlife habitats.

This year, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's assessment of the State of the Bay remained at a D+, but declined by one point from 2018.

Near the end of the legislative session, Dec. 17, House Bill 7 passed its final vote. As the state approaches the end of the H2Ohio program’s first year, supporters say the bill will create more infrastructure for monitoring and managing those efforts. The bill establishes a State Watershed Planning and Management Program.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources's new Water Quality Incentive Program, part of the H2Ohio initiative, will encourage farmers to take cropland out of production and establish conservation practices.