May 1, 2013 Ohio EPA Finds Exceptional Biology, More Sensitive Species In Deer Creek Watershed
Ohio EPA biologists found exceptional communities of fish and aquatic insects and excellent habitat on the Deer Creek mainstem and 19 tributaries in Madison, Pickaway, Fayette and Ross counties in 2011, according to a new biological and water quality study.
April 25, 2013 Ohio Water Resources Council Adopts Watershed Balanced Growth Strategy
The Ohio Water Resources Council (OWRC), affiliated with Ohio EPA, approved a strategy for best local land use practices to link land uses with protecting Ohio’s waterways.
April 18, 2013 Draft Water Quality Report Issued for Lima Region's Ottawa River
The Ottawa River in the Lima area has made a marked recovery over the past 25 years. Dramatic improvements were made in the fish population, according to a water quality report being issued by Ohio EPA on Friday.
April 15, 2013 Ohio EPA Accepts Applications for Buckeye Lake Watershed Grants
Ohio EPA is accepting applications through April 30, 2013, for Surface Water Improvement Fund (SWIF) grants to benefit the Buckeye Lake watershed.
April 5, 2013 Ohio EPA Considers Application to Remove Monument Avenue Low Dam in Dayton
As part of a long-term plan to build a whitewater run in Dayton’s Great Miami River, Five Rivers MetroParks has requested a water quality certification to remove the Monument Avenue low dam.
April 5, 2013 Ohio EPA to Extend Public Comment Period About Meigs County Mine Project
Ohio EPA will accept public comments about a Meigs County mine discharge diversion project until April 9, 2013.
March 28, 2013 State Hosting Best Local Land Use Meetings to Promote Balanced Growth
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission and the Ohio Water Resources Council have adopted new guidelines for local communities to use for local land use planning.
March 26, 2013 Ohio EPA Finds Exceptional Biology In Ohio River Tributaries
Exceptional communities of fish and aquatic insects have been found at nearly two dozen sites on Ohio River tributaries in Scioto, Jackson and Lawrence counties, according to a new Ohio EPA biological and water quality study.
March 26, 2013 Ohio EPA To Host Hearing Regarding Christiansburg Sewer Project
Ohio EPA will host a public hearing on April 9, 2013, to accept comments on draft wastewater limits for the village of Christiansburg.
March 22, 2013 2012 Grand Lake St. Marys Alum Treatment Report Released
A federal report from U.S. EPA indicates the 2012 alum treatment reduced the internal phosphorus load in Grand Lake St. Marys by 55 percent.
March 15, 2013 Ohio EPA Receives Application to Certify Water Quality Impacts for Pipeline Project
Ohio EPA is reviewing an application to extend an underground pipeline across Jefferson, Harrison, Tuscarawas, Coshocton, Muskingum, Licking, Fairfield, Pickaway, Fayette, Greene, Clinton, Warren and Butler counties.
March 14, 2013 Ohio EPA to Hold Meeting About Meigs County Mine Discharge Diversion
Ohio EPA will hold an information session and public hearing on Tues., March 26, 2013, at 6 p.m. to discuss the water quality impacts of a proposed pipeline project to divert discharges from Meigs Mine No. 31 near Langsville (around 30012 SR 124) to the Ohio River (mile 257.5).
February 28, 2013 Fish Consumption Advisories Updated for 2013
This year’s Ohio fish consumption advisory includes updates for several locations based on samples that were taken from five lakes and 12 streams in 2011.
February 11, 2013 Ohio EPA Issues Draft General Permit for Construction Storm Water Discharges
A general permit that regulates storm water discharges from construction activities is being updated, and Ohio EPA has scheduled a public hearing to take comments on the proposal.
January 31, 2013 Applications Sought for 2014 Water Quality Improvement Grants
Ohio EPA is seeking proposals for funding from local governments, park districts, and other organizations that will restore or improve waterways in the state.