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Watersheds Questions you may be asking:

  1. What is a watershed?
    The land and water areas that drain toward a particular lake or river segment. A watershed may also be called a drainage basic and is often defined in terms of a specific river or lake. Take a watershed tour and work through the headwaters, middle reaches and the lake on Ohio State University Extension’s Watershed site
  2. Why should I care about a watershed?
    Clean water is important to all of us! We depend on water for drinking, as well as irrigation and recreation. Fish and wildlife depend on clean water.
  3. What is PS and NPS pollution?
    Point source (PS) pollution is linked to releases from industry and municipal waste directly into the water supply. Non-point source pollution (NPS) occurs from runoff into rivers, lakes, wetland and groundwater. This runoff may include excess fertilizers, herbicides and insecticides from agricultural lands and residential areas. It may also include oil, grease, and toxic chemicals from urban runoff and energy production. It may involve sediment from improperly managed construction sites, crop and forest lands and eroding streambanks.
  4. What is the water cycle?
    The cycle by which water evaporates from earth’s surface, rises into the atmosphere, cools and condenses into rain or snow and falls again as precipitation.The falling water and snow goes into rivers, lakes, soil and porous rock.
  5. How does all of this connect to community- based projects that will protect water quality for future generations?
    We all must work together to protect our water supply. By engaging citizens in planning, effective water management strategies can be determined.
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