Photos - Primary Headwater Streams

Class I

Limited primary headwater habitat or ephemeral streams. This class of primary headwater habitat stream may support a seasonal or ephemeral warm water biologic community but these streams are often dry for long periods of time with no aquatic animal species present. These primary headwater habitat stream uses should be protected for their abilities to process nutrients, dissipate energy, process sediment, maintain stream energy dynamics and maintain and protect downstream beneficial uses. These watercourses do not have demanding habitat requirements. They are the most easily reproduced and may be mitigated through non-stream type replacements such as retention/detention basins.

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Stream in York Township
(Union County) with defined bed and bank obscured by vegetation

Stream in Jackson Township
(Wood County)

Stream in Henry Township
(Wood County)

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Stream in Salt Creek Township
(Hocking County)

Stream in Athens Township
(Athens County)

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