Richland Soil and Water

Due to Governor Mike DeWine's Stay-at-Home orders stemming from COVID-19, Richland SWCD employees are working remotely until further notice. When it comes to practices that can help keep our water and soil healthy, please turn to us at Richland SWCD. Although we are teleworking, we are more committed than ever to providing you with good, solid information. 

Details concerning the April 16 board meeting will be shared when they are available. 

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Face-to-face stormwater permit approval is temporarily suspended. Stormwater permit applications, checklists and information needed to obtain a stormwater permit are available at

Please submit your stormwater permit application, site calculation form and additional documents via email to or through US Mail by sending to: Richland SWCD, 1459 W. Longview Ave, Suite 205B, Mansfield, OH  44906.

Stormwater permit fees may be paid by check, payable to Richland SWCD and mailed to the Richland SWCD office. 

Agriculture Pollution Abatement concerns may be reported by calling (614) 265-6610.

We appreciate your understanding and patience during this difficult time. Stay well!

Ripples in the waterLocally the US Army Corp of Engineers are assigned the task of regulating the water level of our lakes that are designed for flood prevention. These lakes are Clear Fork, Charles Mill, and Pleasant Hill. The purpose of regulating water level is to first protect the dams from damage, and secondly used as stop gaps to minimize lower level drainage areas from additional water discharge from upper watersheds. The US Army Corp of Engineers work alongside US EPA in protecting the water quality of the water by using the Clean Water Act.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Not sure which watershed you live in? Go to our interactive watershed map.