WAP-4A (7/8/05 version)
Watershed Action Planning (WAP) And Implementation: "As Is" Situation, State Of Ohio Watershed Organizations

Currently, information about Ohio watershed organizations is housed in several different state and local agencies, with no "master list" maintained. Consequently, the following information was developed to illustrate the "as is" status of Ohio watershed organizations, using a combination of state agency partner knowledge, a list of Ohio watershed groups updated in June 2004, and follow up telephone calls to select watershed organization representatives who provided updated information.

  • Map that shows current status of TMDLs and watershed organizations, and differentiates between watershed organizations that have a state endorsed WAP, organizations currently working toward a state endorsed WAP, and organizations operating with other types of plans.
  • Map that shows current status of TMDLs, and differentiates between watershed organizations with OEPA/ODNR funded watershed coordinators and those with other sources of support.
  • Drinking water protection areas are small and therefore do not show up well on a statewide map. Therefore, Table 1 summarizes the "as is" status of Ohio EPA endorsed drinking water source protection planning.
     
    Table 1. Summary of Drinking Water Source Protection Planning,
    February 2005
    Ground Water
    Total # PWS # PWS highly susceptible to water quality impacts due to contamination Total # PWS with endorsed plans # highly susceptible PWS with endorsed plans # PWS with plans in process
    1025 191 49 23 9 awaiting endorsement / 6 in process
    Surface Water
    Total # PWS # inland community PWS highly susceptible to contamination from nitrates or pesticides Total # PWS with endorsed plans # highly susceptible PWS with endorsed plans # PWS with plans in process
    297 28 0 0 3

     
  • Map of implementation that identifies HUC 11 watersheds where local project sponsors have received 319 implementation grants (FY2001-2004).