GENERAL INFORMATION Some fluoride compounds, such as sodium fluoride, calcium fluoride, and fluorosilicates, dissolve easily into ground water as it moves through gaps and pore spaces between rocks. Most water supplies contain some naturally occurring flu ...
GENERAL INFORMATION Dalapon is a colorless liquid with an acrid odor sold as sodium or magnesium salt. Dalapon is an herbicide used to control grasses in a wide variety of crops, including fruit trees, beans, coffee, corn, cotton and peas. It is also regi ...
GENERAL INFORMATION Chlorite occurs when chlorine dioxide breaks down. HEALTH EFFECTS Some infants and young children who drink water containing chlorite in excess of the MCL could experience nervous system effects. Similar effects may occur in fetuses of ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
For 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 ...
How Well Do You Know Your Water Well Ground Water in Ohio Fact Sheet Ground Water- Major Aquifers and Associated Water Quality Recommendations for Water Well Sampling Before Oil and Gas Drilling (pdf) Helpful Links National Ground Water Association http:/ ...