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Officials say Leesville Lake ‘safe’ after heating oil spill

  |  May 19, 2009
Leesville Lake is safe for recreational activities and should not suffer any negative environmental effects from a spill of 80 to 100 gallons of heating oil from a ruptured tank located at FFA Camp Muskingum near Carrollton.

MWCD moves on work slated at Dover Dam, Piedmont Lake

  |  April 27, 2009
The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) is moving forward on two projects that will stabilize a dam and protect a reservoir from pollution.

MWCD approves policy for use of golf carts

  |  March 26, 2009
A policy and guidelines for the legal use of golf carts on Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) property will take effect in 2010.

MWCD preparing watershed projects for 2009

  |  March 26, 2009
A list of projects that benefit residents throughout the Muskingum River Watershed is being finalized for implementation in 2009 by the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD).

Appeals Court upholds decisions in MWCD assessment cases

  |  December 29, 2008
Judges of the 5th District Court of Appeals have agreed with the decisions of a lower court that permit assessments of property owners by the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) to fund a plan of maintenance and rehabilitation in the system of reservoirs and dams in the Muskingum River Watershed.

Akron-Canton Airport, Timken support MWCD credits program

  |  December 15, 2008
Officials of the Akron-Canton Airport and Timken Co. say they support a watershed stewardship program that encourages conservation by offering a reduction in a participating property owner's annual assessment paid to the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD).

MWCD presents 'story of watershed' at Ohio River seminar

  |  November 4, 2008
Environmental experts were able to learn about the issues facing the Muskingum River Watershed and the plans of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) to help maintain the system of reservoirs and dams that protect people and property in the watershed during a recent multi-state conference at Pittsburgh.

MWCD will not appeal ruling in ODNR assessment case

  |  October 23, 2008
The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) will not appeal a court decision that rules properties owned by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) will be excluded from paying a maintenance assessment to be levied by the MWCD.

MWCD pays nearly $280,000 in real estate taxes in 2008

  |  October 22, 2008
The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) paid nearly $280,000 in real estate taxes this year on properties it owns in 14 counties in the Muskingum River Waters

MWCD Board agrees to begin assessment, work in 2009

  |  September 26, 2008
Projects and collection of an assessment will begin in 2009 to rehabilitate and maintain the system of reservoirs and dams that reduce the effects of flooding and provide

Judges find in favor of ODNR in MWCD appeals case

  |  September 9, 2008
Judges of the 5th District Court of Appeals have reversed a decision of the lower court that holds jurisdiction over the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD)

Appeals Court hears cases, issues one decision in MWCD plan

  |  September 4, 2008
The 5th District Court of Appeals has issued a decision in one case and has heard the five remaining cases of some property owners objecting to a plan by the Muskingum

Project group to be formed in Chippewa Creek region

  |  September 4, 2008
An eight-member advisory group will give advice and guidance for maintenance and improvements in the Chippewa Creek Watershed region to the Muskingum Watershed

Public input to be sought in Chippewa Creek Watershed

  |  July 23, 2008
The formation of an advisory group to assist in identification and prioritization of future maintenance projects for the dams and channel improvements in the Chippewa

MWCD adds 6 new members to advisory committee

  |  July 23, 2008
Six people with a diverse range of professional and personal experience and interest in the region will take seats on the 18-member Development Advisory Committee of the

Court of Appeals hears cases in MWCD assessment plan

  |  June 23, 2008
The cases of eight property owners objecting to a plan by the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) to provide for maintenance and rehabilitation of the

Colonel explains urgency for work on dams in watershed

  |  June 7, 2008
The federal government is planning to begin construction on several dams in the Muskingum River Watershed over the next five years and spend up to an estimated $621

MWCD to celebrate 75th anniversary with special camping rate

  |  May 29, 2008
The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) will mark 75 years of service (1933-2008) to the residents of the Muskingum River Watershed this summer. And campers

MWCD Board backs work of North Appalachian Watershed

  |  April 24, 2008
The Board of Directors of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) has shown its appreciation for some of the landmark work by the staff of the North

Applicants sought for MWCD Board of Appraisers seat

  |  April 22, 2008
Applications are being accepted for a vacant seat on the three-member Board of Appraisers of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD). The Board of Appraisers

Upgrades proposed at Tappan Lake boat launch ramp

  |  April 4, 2008
The popular boat launch ramp at Tappan Lake off Rt. 250 in Harrison County could undergo some major improvements in time for the 2009 boating season. A successful

Ski event back for 2nd year at Charles Mill Lake

  |  April 4, 2008
A popular water ski tournament held at Charles Mill Lake during 2007 will be back on two weekends in August this year pending final approval from the state. The Muskingum

County Emergency Operations Center suspends 24-hour operations

  |  March 26, 2008
With a reduction of calls and lessened activity in the County Emergency Operations Center (EOC), Patty Levengood, Director of the Tuscarawas County Homeland Security &

Water rises, but access still open in northern Tuscarawas County

  |  March 21, 2008
Water behind Dover Dam is rising beyond earlier projections in northern Tuscarawas County and will lead to additional road closings on Friday (March 21), including the

Earlier crests, lower water levels projected in Tuscarawas County

  |  March 21, 2008
The news about high water levels in northern Tuscarawas County has improved slightly. The Tuscarawas County Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HS/EMA)

Access to remain open for Wilkshire Hills area

  |  March 20, 2008
The Wilkshire Hills region of northern Tuscarawas County is expected to retain vehicle access while floodwaters continue to rise into next week. A connection between

Water levels behind dams projected to crest next week

  |  March 19, 2008
Emergency officials were busy Wednesday morning (March 19) notifying residents and businesses about rising water levels in northern Tuscarawas County. Early projections

Area officials monitor water levels, precipitation

  |  March 18, 2008
Residents in the Michael Ln. area near Zoar are expected to be isolated by overnight Tuesday (March 18) from the rising floodwaters behind Dover Dam. Tuscarawas County

Area officials monitor water levels, precipitation

  |  March 17, 2008
Predicted rainfall this week in and around Tuscarawas County could produce additional flooded roadways and possibly isolate residents in the county's northern region over
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