Projects

In 2009, the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) began implementation of its Amendment to the Official Plan of the MWCD. The MWCD is partnering with other agencies on projects that provide for flood reduction and water conservation in the watershed, as well as maintenance of the system of reservoirs and dams in the Muskingum River Watershed.

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 2009-2014 Pleasant Hill Slope Stabilization Project

2009-2014 Pleasant Hill Slope Stabilization Project

The MWCD is investigating the reasons for severe shoreline erosion at Pleasant Hill Reservoir in Ashland County.

 2011 Dover Dam

2011 Dover Dam

Dover Dam in Tuscarawas County was classified by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) as a Dam Safety Action Class (DSAC) II structure in their nationwide screening of all USACE dams. The dam has been identified as being hydrologically deficient and unable to meet current stability criteria for sliding.

 2012 Bolivar Dam

2012 Bolivar Dam

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has reviewed and evaluated the Bolivar Dam, and has ranked this project as Dam Safety Action Class II- Urgent.

2015 Regional Sewer Design (Piedmont/ Clendening) - Harrison County Commissioners

The Harrison County Commissioners are requesting reimbursement for the preparation of a preliminary engineering report for a centralized wastewater collection and treatment system.

2016 Education and Outreach in Huff Run/ Mud Run Watersheds - Rural Action

Rural Action is requesting financial assistance to continue and expand the environmental education and public outreach in the Huff Run and Mud Run watersheds.

2016 Landis Ditch Water Quality Improvements - City of Rittman

The City of Rittman is requesting financial assistance to analyze solutions for reducing flooding and improving the water quality of the Landis Ditch.

 2016 Log Pond Run Diversion Channel Restoration

2016 Log Pond Run Diversion Channel Restoration

The City of Newark is requesting financial assistance for the construction of its Log Pond Run Diversion Channel Restoration project.

2016 Muskingum River Gage at McConnelsville - Heidelberg University

The National Center for Water Quality Research (NCWQR) of Heidelberg University is requesting financial assistance to continue the operation and maintenance of the water quality monitoring station on the Muskingum River at McConnelsville.

2016 Nutrient Management & Water Quality Part 2: Digging Deeper - Muskingum Soil and Water Conservation District

The Muskingum Soil and Water Conservation District (MSWCD) is requesting financial assistance for a two-year study of soil samples, plant tissue samples, and water samples from agricultural fields in Muskingum County.

2016 Wastewater Plant Repair - Camp Roosevelt - Firebird, Carroll County

Camp Roosevelt-Firebird on Leesville Lake is requesting financial assistance to repair a failing wastewater system.

 2016 Wilmot Stream Restoration Project - Village of Wilmot

2016 Wilmot Stream Restoration Project - Village of Wilmot

The Village of Wilmot is requesting financial assistance to restore the natural stream channel of a tributary to the Middle Fork Sugar Creek in the Village of Wilmot.

2016 Zuck Riparian Preserve - Knox County Park District

The Knox County Park District is requesting financial assistant to acquire 14.5 acres of property and riparian corridor along the Kokosing State Scenic River.

2009 Canton Fairhope Nature Preserve Storm Sewer Project

2009 Canton Fairhope Nature Preserve Storm Sewer Project

The MWCD has agreed to provide $43,200 toward the construction of a forebay and retention basin in the City of Canton, Stark County.

2009 Lick Run Pond No.1 Repair Project

2009 Lick Run Pond No.1 Repair Project

The MWCD is a cost-share partner with ODNR's Division of Mineral Resource Management - Acid Mine Drainage Unit to repair and modify a detention dam in the Lick Run Bay portion of Piedmont Lake.

2009 Malwayne Acres Flood Mitigation Project

Malwayne Acres is a residential home development located near Malvern in Carroll County's Brown Township. Significant flooding had occurred in the development in 2004, 2005 and 2008, damaging homes and impacting the health and well-being of the community.

2010 Brewster Levee Sanitary Sewer Improvements

Repairs to sewer lines running through Brewster Levee are necessary in order to ensure the structural integrity of the levy. The project request involves relining of the existing sewer pipes.

2010 Cabin Run Orphan Well

2010 Cabin Run Orphan Well

A leaking orphan oil well is polluting Cabin Run, which discharges directly into the Muskingum River in Morgan County. Funding has been secured through partnership with ODNR Mineral Resources Management and the U.S. Coast Guard.

2010 Floodplain/ Riparian Corridors Management Workshops and Field Tour

Educating public officials and community leaders in the Washington County area about floodplain management will help them make better informed decisions in the complex arena of floodplain management.

2010 Licking County Flood Warning System

2010 Licking County Flood Warning System

MWCD has partnered with numerous agencies and communities as a cost share sponsor for the purpose of implementing an early flood warning system in Licking County.

2010 Muskingum Watershed Improvement Project Workshop

This Stark County Park District program will provide watershed content knowledge, curriculum support, and project planning skills for teachers within the Nimishillen and Upper Tuscarawas Watersheds

2010 Sugar Creek Conservation Corridor Parcel Acquisition

The Sugar Creek Conservation Corridor, located in the 357 square mile Sugar Creek Watershed, seeks to protect land and improve water quality in the Sugar Creek Watershed.

2010-2011 Citizens Lake Awareness and Monitoring (CLAM)

2010-2011 Citizens Lake Awareness and Monitoring (CLAM)

The Ohio Lake Management Society (OLMS) has developed a pilot program that will teach volunteers to take water quality samples of nine lakes in the Muskingum watershed.

2011 Aquatic Education Trailer Program

2011 Aquatic Education Trailer Program

The MSWCD has been working with the Coshocton, Perry and Guernsey SWCD's, the City of Zanesville and Zane State College to design and construct an interactive, mobile aquatic education trailer that can be taken to schools, parks and public events.

2011 Camp Tippecanoe Waste Water Treatment Plant

The YMCA of Central Stark County has operated a resident camp on the shores of Clendening Lake since 1958. In 2005, the YMCA received a notice from the OEPA that the current WWTP must be replaced due to non-compliance.

2011 Early Flood Warning System - Duck Creek

2011 Early Flood Warning System - Duck Creek

The MWCD is participating in discussions with numerous federal, state and local agencies and officials for development of an early flood warning system in the Duck Creek and Washington County areas in the southern portion of the Muskingum River Watershed.

2011 Lick Run Phase II -  Pond 1, 2 and 3 Repair Project

2011 Lick Run Phase II - Pond 1, 2 and 3 Repair Project

The MWCD is a cost-share partner with ODNR's Division of Mineral Resource Management - Acid Mine Drainage Unit to repair and modify structures around Pond 1, Pond 2 and Pond 3 in the Lick Run Bay portion of Piedmont Lake.

2011 Southern Watershed Management Plan Development

The Friends of Lower Muskingum River seeks to develop a watershed management plan for the region.

2011 Surface Water Innovations Program

The lower Muskingum basin is seeing increasing levels of runoff during peak storm events which cause erosion and flooding issues. There are several innovative, natural solutions to contain runoff but few working examples.

2011 Watershed Management Project Assistance Program

The Huff Run Watershed Restoration Partnership is a local citizen's group working with many partners to clean up the Huff Run and its watershed as well as conduct educational programs to involve the community.

2012 Huff Run and Mud Run Environmental Education

Rural Action sponsors both the Huff Run Watershed Restoration Partnership (HRWRP) and a new watershed group which is being formed for Mud Run.

2012 MetroParks Serving Summit County Silver Creek North Land Acquisition

Metro Parks Serving Summit County is requesting financial assistance to purchase and permanently protect approximately 115 acres in the City of Norton.

2012 Operations and Maintenance - Duck Creek Flood Warning System

2012 Operations and Maintenance - Duck Creek Flood Warning System

MWCD will be a cost share partner for ongoing operations and maintenance costs for the Duck Creek Flood Warning System.

2012 Operations and Maintenance - Licking County Flood Warning System

2012 Operations and Maintenance - Licking County Flood Warning System

MWCD has partnered with numerous agencies and communities as a cost share sponsor for the purpose of implementing an early flood warning system. With installation completed, this partnership now involves operations and maintenance costs.

2012 PWM DRP - Ashland SWCD; Young Project

The Ashland Soil and Water Conservation District has submitted a Debris Removal Program request for financial assistance to remove a large logjam located on the Lake Fork of the Mohican River.

2012 PWM Lower Muskingum Flood Warning System

MWCD has been involved in discussions with numerous agencies and communities as a potential cost share sponsor for the purpose of implementing an early flood warning system for the lower Muskingum River.

2012 Sonnenberg Village (BMP/ Flood Control)

2012 Sonnenberg Village (BMP/ Flood Control)

The Kidron Community Historical Society (KCHS) is requesting financial assistance to install a water control and absorption system for Sonnenberg Village, a five-acre site serving as a model for sustainable living.

2012 Stark Parks Fry Family Park Acquisition

2012 Stark Parks Fry Family Park Acquisition

Stark Parks requested financial assistance to purchase approximately 81 acres for the creation of Fry Family Park near the Village of East Sparta.

2012 Village of Roseville Levee Accreditation Project

2012 Village of Roseville Levee Accreditation Project

The Village of Roseville requested financial assistance to complete requirements by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

2013 Fry Family Park Water Quality Education Program

2013 Fry Family Park Water Quality Education Program

Stark Parks requested funds to provide environmental education outreach programming at the Fry Family Park.

2013 Harrison County Regional Sewer System

The Harrison County Commissioners have requested funding to evaluate the feasibility of providing centralized sewage collection and treatment in the Piedmont Lake region.

2013 Huff Run/ Mud Run Environmental Education and Public Outreach

2013 Huff Run/ Mud Run Environmental Education and Public Outreach

Rural Action requested funds to continue and expand the environmental education and public outreach in the Huff Run and Mud Run watersheds.

2013 Lashley Addition Sewage Collection, Treatment and Disposal

The Noble County Engineer requested funding for the design of a sanitary sewer collection, treatment and disposal system for the Lashley Addition on Seneca Lake in Noble County.

2013 Levee Infrastructure Improvement Project

2013 Levee Infrastructure Improvement Project

The City of Massillon has requested financial assistance to address deficiencies in the existing levee structure along the Tuscarawas River.

2013 Luke Chute Riverbank Stabilization Feasibility Study

The Friends of the Lower Muskingum River (FLMR) are seeking funding to conduct a feasibility study for riverbank stabilization just downstream of the Luke Chute Dam.

2013 Malvern Community Park; Big Sandy Creek Bank Stabilization

The Village of Malvern has requested funding to stabilize approximately 500 lineal feet of stream bank along the Sandy Creek in the Village Park.

2013 Nimishillen Creek and Raceway Restoration

2013 Nimishillen Creek and Raceway Restoration

The City of Canton requested funds for design and engineering for restoration of 1.65 miles of the West Branch of the Nimishillen Creek and a 1-mile manmade raceway.

2013 Pavonia East Road Bridge Replacement

2013 Pavonia East Road Bridge Replacement

The Richland County Engineer has requested reimbursement for the Pavonia East Road bridge replacement.

2014 Camp Presmont Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvement

Camp Presmont, located along Piedmont Lake in Belmont County, requested financial assistance to replace an aging and potentially-failing wastewater treatment system.

2014 Cleaner Water Brighter Future

2014 Cleaner Water Brighter Future

Ohio FFA Camps, Inc. is requested financial assistance to support its Cleaner Water Brighter Future educational program.

2014 Determination of % of Organic Matter in Soils

The Ohio State University Extension in Muskingum County requested financial assistance for a study on the organic matter of soils in Muskingum County.

2014 Leesville Wastewater System

The Village of Leesville requested financial assistance for the construction of a 25,000 GPD wastewater treatment system (WWTS).

2014 Tuscarawas River and Floodplain Protection Project

The Ohio Valley Conservation Coalition (OVCC) is requesting financial assistance to purchase 31.44 acres of streams, wetlands and forest in the Upper Tuscarawas River Watershed in Coventry Township (Summit County).

2015 Flooding Remediation Study- Village of Hebron

The Village of Hebron is requesting financial assistance to complete a comprehensive flood study of the community.

2015 Huff Run/ Mud Run Watershed Education - Rural Action

Rural Action is requesting financial assistance to continue and expand the environmental education and public outreach in the Huff Run and Mud Run watersheds.

2015 Killbuck Valley Wetlands Acquisition - Holmes County Park District

The Holmes County Park District is requesting financial assistance to acquire 63 acres of wetlands near the Killbuck Creek and adjacent to the Holmes County Trail in Prairie Twp.

2015 Muskingum River Bank & Road Stabilization - Muskingum Township, Washington County

Muskingum Township in Washington County is requesting financial assistance to stabilize a severely eroded river bank to protect a township road.

2015 Muskingum River Gage at McConnelsville - Heidelberg University, National Center for Water Quality Research

The National Center for Water Quality Research (NCWQR) of Heidelberg University is requesting financial assistance to operate and maintain the water quality monitoring station near McConnelsville.

2015 Muskingum River Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Lift Station - City of Marietta

The City of Marietta is requesting financial assistance to upgrade the Harmar Lift Station.

2015 Nutrient Management & Water Quality Project - Muskingum Soil and Water Conservation District

The Muskingum Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is requesting financial assistance to collect soil samples, plant tissue samples, and water samples from 25 agricultural crop fields in Muskingum County.

2015 Sewer Line Replacement - Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum

Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum is requesting financial assistance to replace 700 feet of clay sewer line.

2015 Watershed Education - Kent State University, Stark Campus

Kent State University at Stark is requesting financial assistance to purchase equipment to model hydrologic flow and measure and monitor water quality in the field and classroom.