27 Jan The Great Lakes Basin
The northern edge of Ohio borders Lake Erie, and many streams and rivers of Ohio are part of the Lake Erie watershed and therefore the Great Lakes Basin. According to a survey of the Great Lakes Research Consortium, the most critical environmental issue for the Great Lakes is invasive species, and the second most critical issue is Nonpoint source pollution, a phrase for a category of pollution that’s not tracked to one identifiable source. Nonpoint source pollution is produced when the water from rain or even melting snow carries pollutants as runoff into our waterways, lakes, and groundwater. The pollution is typically a mix of various chemicals from agricultural and urban runoff. You might be interested in learning more about this issue, here.