Richland Soil and Water

Richland SWCD Stormwater Permit office hours: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon 

Note:  The Stormwater Permit office will be closed Thursday, May 20 for staff training. 

Stormwater permit applications, checklists and information needed to obtain a stormwater permit are available at https://richlandswcd.net/services/water/stormwater/stormwater-documents-list. 

Please submit your stormwater permit application, site calculation form, permit fees and additional documents in person, via email to Contact@richlandswcd.net, or through US Mail by sending to: Richland SWCD, 1495 W. Longview Ave, Suite 205B, Mansfield, OH  44906.

The next Board Supervisor meeting will be held at Richland SWCD office on Wednesday, May 18 at 9:00 a.m. If you wish to attend the meeting in person or via video conference, please contact Erica Thomas, District Program Administrator via email Director@richlandswcd.net. 

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Watersheds of Richland County, Ohio

All Watersheds

Note: Impervious surface permit icons, land use icons, and livestock icons do not necessarily indicate exact locations. They are approximate locations on the same land parcel.

Rocky Fork:
Begins near Mansfield/Ontario → goes through Mansfield → joins Black Fork River East of Lucas
Map showing the Rocky Fork Watershed

Soil Type in the Rocky Fork Watershed

  • Shoals-Chili-Wheeling
  • Fitchville-Luray-Bennington
  • Pewamo-Bennington
  • Rittman-Wadsworth
  • Bennington-Cardington
  • Wooster-Loudonville
  • Lordstown-Loudonville
  • Wooster-Canfield

More information on these soil types

 

Impervious Areas

Total Impervious Areas Created in the Rocky Fork Watershed*

2,705,851 sq. ft.

Residential Permits

(Homes, Pole Barns, Additions, etc.)

 

Permits

Year

Least Area Created

1,680
sq. ft.

2000

Most Area Created

264,353
sq. ft.

2003

Exemptions**

(Less than 2,000 square feet created)

 

Permits

Year

Least Area Created

6,390
sq. ft.

2008

Most Area Created

32,448
sq. ft.

2015

Commercial Permits

 

Permits

Year

Least Area Created

0
sq. ft.

2004, 2012

Most Area Created

314,885
sq. ft.

2009

*This figure does not include impervious areas from prior to 2000

**Agriculture is included in permit exemptions

 

Impervious Areas Created in the Rocky Fork Watershed by Year