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  1. The Lake

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

    higher retention time of water in a lake, sediments and many contaminants in the water tend to settle to ... Activities in the headwaters and middle reaches that cause soil erosion will accelerate the buildup of ... contamination because of what happens both in and around them. Development of the lakeshore can create pollution ...

  2. The Wetlands

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

    a long time in the soil and vegetation. For this reason, wetlands play a role in flood control and ... pollutants from contaminated water such as runoff from feedlots.   One of the greatest benefits of wetlands ...

  3. Middle Reaches

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

    the floodplain, returning some of the eroded soil from the headwaters area back onto the land. ... life and can increase the risk of flooding downstream. Let's move on to the The Lake! ...

  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

    professionals who lead projects that reduce agricultural runoff in watersheds of the Upper Mississippi River ...

  5. Watershed Management

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

    that have the potential to affect water quality, including development, agriculture, and recreation. ...

  6. For Well Owners

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/know-your-well-water/well-owners

    Maintain isolation distances from sources of contamination such as sewage treatment systems, fuel or gas ... well, minimize the use of pesticides, fertilizers, and other lawn and garden chemicals around your well; ...

  7. Educators

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/know-your-well-water/educators

    (enforceable standards for bacteria and testing requirements); 4. Safety and health risks; and 5. Testing and ...

  8. Well Water Interpretation Tool

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/know-your-well-water/well-water-interpretation-tool

    “Inorganic Chemical Contaminants” area of the table, select the down arrow to expand the menu, and then click ... Synthetic organic contaminants Alachlor ug/L ppb Benzo(a)pyrene (PAH) ug/L ppb Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate ug/L ... ppb Volatile organic contaminants 1,1,1-Trichloroethane ug/L ppb 1,1,2-Trichloroethane ug/L ppb ...

  9. Arsenic

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1507

    GENERAL INFORMATION Arsenic occurs naturally in soil and minerals and may enter the air, water, ... water. Most of the arsenic in water will ultimately end up in soil or sediment. HEALTH EFFECTS Drinking ... and may have an increased risk of getting cancer. Long-term exposure to arsenic in drinking water is ...

  10. Sodium

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1503

    GENERAL INFORMATION Sodium is widely distributed in soils, plants, water and foods. It is ... of rocks and soils. The concentrations of sodium in groundwater are dependent on the local geological ... conditions and wastewater contamination. Mineral deposits, sewage effluents, road salt storage and salt used ...

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