Ohio EPA to Hold Hearing About Proposed Monday Creek Restoration Projects

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20 million dollars is being budgeted to 20 Monday Creek restoration projects in southeast Ohio.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposed the projects to improve water quality throughout the Monday Creek watershed.

The Ohio EPA will hold a public information session on May 8 at Nelsonville City Hall Council Chambers to explain the projects and answer questions.

Mike Steinmaus, Monday Creek Watershed Coordinator, said, "It's money that is for the improvement of infrastructure and water quality nationwide."

The Monday Creek watershed is 116 square miles running through Athens, Hocking and Perry counties.

Some of the projects include closing mine subsidence and stream captures, constructing stream channels and wetland dikes, and installing water treatment systems.

A hearing will follow the information session to gather more information before the EPA accepts or denies the certification for the projects.