Ohio Water Resources Center

Promotes innovative, water-related research and education in the State of Ohio

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Research Highlights

The Ohio Water Resources Center has finished its review of proposals under the USGS 104(b) and OWDA and special OSU Ohio WRC and Office of Energy and Education grant competition. Investigators from eight different Ohio Universities applied for this years call for proposal (total of 16 applications) and four projects were selected for funding after external reviews.

The FY14 funded projects and their PI's are as follows: The 5th Avenue low head dam removal on Olentangy River in August 2013

  • Scenario Analysis for the Impact of Hydraulic Fracturing on Stream Low Flows and Water Supplies: A Case Study of Muskingum Watershed in Eastern Ohio, PI Suresh Sharma, Youngstown State University, 104(b)
  • Surface Water Quality and Ecosystem Health with Shale Energy Development, PI Elizabeth Toman, co-PI Jiyoung Lee, Ohio State University, special OSU Ohio WRC and Office of Energy and Education grant
  • Characterizing Stream Restoration’s Water Quality Improvement Potential Through Hyporheic Exchange Enhancement, PI Anne Jefferson, Kent State University, 104(b)
  • Linked Geomorphic and Ecological Responses to River Restoration: Influence of Dam Removal on River Channel Structure and Fish Assemblages, PI Kristin Jaeger, co-PI Mazeika Sullivan, Ohio State University, 104(b)

Projects are expected to be completed in the spring 2015 and their final reports will be posted on this webpage under the RESEARCH tab.



ORBCRE Symposium

Ohio River Basin Consortium for Research and Education is organizing its 2014 symposium.



John Lenhart
417A Hitchcock Hall Associate Professor 614-688-8157 Associate Professor, Civil, Envir & Geod Eng

Linda Weavers
417E Hitchcock Hall Professor 614-292-4061 Professor, Civil, Envir & Geod Eng
Professor, Earth Sciences

Zuzana Bohrerova
311 Hitchcock Hall Associate Director 614-292-2807 Research Specialist, Ohio Water Resources Center