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Lower Little Miami River Watershed

Descriptions of Watershed Characteristics


The drainage area, stream network, and monitored stream segments for the Lower Little Miami River Watershed have been detailed by the Ohio EPA Division of Surface Water. The location of the watershed in relation the other watershed throughout the state can also be seen in the small Ohio map on the top right.
According to the Ohio EPA in 2001, the Lower Little Miami River Watershed is impaired primarily by nutrient enrichment and sedimentation. Similar to the Big Darby Creek Watershed, nearly 90% of rivers and streams are impacted by nutrient enrichment. Such severe river and stream impairments commonly result from human development, inadequate agricultural practices and land use changes in the surrounding area. To see the most recent water quality reports from Ohio EPA go to Total Maximum Daily Load Program

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