The expansion of the H2Ohio initiative, created to ensure safe and clean water for all Ohioans, now includes Crawford, Erie, Huron, Marion, Ottawa, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Shelby and Wyandot counties.
One of the biggest enhancements to the new website is a resources section, where search results are aggregated based on specific practice or topic.
Maumee, Ohio has been adding as much as 150 million gallons of sewage into the Maumee River for each of the past 20 years.
H2Ohio is now open to farmers in Crawford, Erie, Huron, Marion, Ottawa, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Shelby and Wyandot counties.
If realized, this will be the fourth year out of the past six that the algal bloom will be rated less than 4 on a scale of 1 (mild) to 10 (severe).
The week is being held in anticipation of the release of the NOAA and the National Center for Water Quality Research official Lake Erie algal bloom forecast.
Hoewischer said he is confident that the trends being seen in dissolved reactive phosphorus will help Ohio reach the 40% reduction goal by 2025.
The free app is available to all farmers at onmrk.com.
The letter also addressed Ohio farmers’ commitment to water quality.
After 14 meetings spanning over six months, the 590 Task Force made some minor changes to the endpoints for the four levels of phosphorus loss risk.