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    areas with impervious roadways and surfaces lacking vegetation water levels quickly rise to less manageable levels High water levels with greater than normal velocities can accelerate the rate of bank erosion increase sediment load and displace aquatic species of plants and animals Return to Main Page Hydrologic cycle The flows and stocks of water in the ecosphere including the processes of precipitation evaporation transpiration condensation and surface and subsurface runoff Impervious Description of a material that prevents passage of a fluid i e asphalt surfaces Infiltration Downward entry of water into the soil profile Interception Capture of precipitation by surfaces and structures i e vegetation Macrophytes Large rooted or floating aquatic plants Methylation The process by which an element commonly a metal is joined with a methyl group CH4 For example methyl mercury is produced from an atom of mercury bonded to a methyl group This compound is produced in the natural environment chiefly by bacteria following contamination of ionic inorganic forms of mercury This new compound then becomes absorbed by various organisms moves up levels of a food chain and increases its concentration with each level Oxides Gases containing for our purposes either nitrogen or sulfur combined with oxygen The most common oxides contributing to pollution include nitrogen dioxide NO2 and sulfur dioxide SO2 Both types of gases are major air pollution contributors Sources of pollution from oxides typically include smokestacks exhaust and sulfur containing compounds Percolation Downward movement of water within the soil profile Phytoplankton Microscopic plants such as algae suspended in aquatic environments Riparian Type of wetland transition zone between upland habitats and aquatic habitats Lush vegetation along a stream is usually associated with a riparian area Runoff The portion of storm water or snow melt that enters a water system instead of entering the ground through

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  • Ohio Watersheds Homepage
    use planning process This site was created and is maintained by Steven I Gordon and his research team at the City and Regional Planning Program School of Architecture at The Ohio State University and is carried out in cooperation with The U S Environmental Protection Agency Website design and content created by Kelly A Dufour Contact Steve Gordon with questions or comments on web content and management Last updated January

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