Water Resources

The rivers, streams, and creeks flowing through Scioto County are a treasure of a resource to our local community.  For help understanding the laws governing the streams and for concerns about water quality and other stream related issues please feel free to contact us. 

The Conservation District is also your local resource for pond construction and dam maintenance. Plus our consultation, engineering resources, and planning services can be helpful in managing stormwater runoff, erosion and flooding concerns.

Considering doing work or maintenance within a stream, review this checklist for guidance before beginning.

Review this Ohio Division of Water Resources site for information for existing dam owners and those considering constructing a pond with a dam embankment.

Ohio DWR Dam Safety Program
“Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.”
― Wendell Berry