Public Resources

Ohio has an abundance of water resources that support human activities and nature. Water in Ohio is used for energy production, drinking, recreation, farming, and industry. Many organizations in Ohio aim to conserve water and use it sustainably. Below you can find some links that might help enhance your understanding of this resource and help you get involved in its protection. 

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Be the Change for Clean Water
Be The Change for Clean Water is bringing together ten counties and a multitude of partners to provide education, resources, and opportunities to Central Ohio residents.
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The American Water Works Association provides information about drinking water, such as where it comes from, what is in it, how to protect it, and how to turn it off.
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Know Your Well Water
The Ohio Watershed Network has a free well water data interpretation tool.
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How's My Waterway
The Environmental Protection Agency provides the general public with information about the condition of their local waters.
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Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Monitoring
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has a harmful algal bloom (HAB) advisory map for Ohio.
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Ohio Beach Closure
Ohio conducts a monitoring and notification program of selected public and semi-private beaches located along the Ohio/Lake Erie border.
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Ohio Rural Water Association
The Ohio Rural Water Association provides free on-site technical assistance for water and wastewater in rural communities.
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USGS WaterWatch Ohio
The United States Geological Survey provides interactive maps about streamflow, flood, drought, and other summary data for Ohio rivers.
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ODNR Division of Water Resources
The Ohio Division of Water Resources manages statewide oversight of dams, levees, floodplains, and the collection and management of data related to Ohio's water resources.
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NOAA National Weather Service Precipitation Maps
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) provides advanced hydrologic prediction services.
Water for All
Water Affordability in Ohio
Water for All – contributing to the dialogue about water affordability in Ohio

Newsletter Resources

The Ohio Water Resources Center publishes a monthly newsletter to inform its stakeholders about water news, professional opportunities and research activities in Ohio. Click here to see an archived list of all our past newsletters. To subscribe to our newsletter, click here.