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Upper Great Miami River Watershed

Descriptions of Watershed Characteristics


The drainage area, stream network, and monitored stream segments for the Upper Great 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, the Upper Great Miami River Watershed is impaired primarily by habitat alterations affecting nearly all river miles. In addition to alterations, well over 50% is also impaired by siltations. Such severe river and stream impairments commonly result from human development, inadequate agricultural practices and land use changes in the surrounding area.

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