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Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  Paper number  701P0904,  . (doi: 10.13031/2013.17444)
Authors:   Jon Witter, Andy Ward, Kevin King, Lance Williams, Jessica D’Ambrosio, and Cynthia Smith

Participants from a wide variety of organizations including local governments, university, industry, and environmental groups have been working to develop a water resource inventory and management plan for the Upper Olentangy watershed as part of a 319 Watershed Grant. The Ohio EPA and Ohio State University are taking results and information from those efforts and developing TMDLs for subwatersheds in the Olentangy basin. In addition to computer modeling activities this project will use concepts of fluvial geomorphology to determine the role of stream processes for influencing stream health. Currently this role is relatively unknown and has generally not been considered in TMDL studies around the nation. Also, Ohio is one of a few states that include biology as part of Water Quality Standards. As part of this research study we will examine the relationships between biology, habitat, geomorphology and water quality using multivariate statistical methods.

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