Too much salt: It’s not good for you or our water

Too much salt can be bad for us (think high blood pressure). And it apparently can be unhealthy for our water, too. As the saltiness or salinity of groundwater increases above naturally occurring levels, so does its potential to harm aquatic life and to damage drinking water infrastructure.

View time-lapse video of Tait Station low dam removal

Work on the removal of the Tait Station low dam is progressing nicely. At the end of October, the project was more than 75 percent complete and is expected to be finished by the end of the year. The Ohio Department of Transportation is fully funding the $1.75 million project to remove the Tait Station low … Continue reading View time-lapse video of Tait Station low dam removal

Great Miami River: Is the water safe for recreation?

By Mike Ekberg, Manager for Water Resources Monitoring and Analysis Do you like to canoe, kayak, or row on the Great Miami River? Have you ever flipped your boat and ended up soaked with a mouthful of river water? Did you worry about getting sick? River users frequently ask me,  "Is the water safe?" The answer … Continue reading Great Miami River: Is the water safe for recreation?