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Water quality report open for public comment
Stream data was collected in 2006 and 2008 and a contractor began data analysis in 2010. The draft report includes conclusions from the data analysis and suggestions for improving water quality.
A study of the Maumee River mainstem by EPA staff begins this year.
In both watersheds, the leading causes of water quality impairment were sedimentation and similar problems. Sources of nutrient and sediment loadings vary with the mixed land use in the region. Approximately 56 percent of the land is in cultivated row crops and 29 percent is developed urban land.
In the lower Maumee River tributaries, most of the impairments are tied to urban runoff and storm sewers as well as channelization of streams. In the direct Lake Erie tributaries, the impairments are tied to crop production, channelization, urban runoff and storm sewers, failing home septic systems, industrial runoff and landfills and contaminated sediments.
Combined, streams in the two watersheds drain approximately 282 square miles in Lucas, Wood and Ottawa counties.
Government, community and conservation groups are working on improvement projects, including Partners for Clean Streams, Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments, University of Toledo, The Nature Conservancy, Ducks Unlimited and Western Lake Erie Waterkeeper.
The, Ohio EPA will then submit the document to U.S. EPA for approval.
Carol Kucinski is accused of shooting her boyfriend in their Bunting Road home on March 15 shortly before they were to be evicted.
She and Rick Bodi were transported to the Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center with gunshot wounds to the head, according to the Lucas County Sheriff’s Department.
Applications will be accepted through May 31. Parents will be notified by June 15 of acceptance. One application must be submitted for each student who requests to attend Lake.
Students currently attending the Lake through open enrollment must submit a new application. Applications are on the website: lakeschools.org.
For information call 419-661-6677.
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