The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) oversees the Ohio Clean Lake Initiative – Impaired Watershed Restoration Program, which aims to reduce phosphorus loading, including dissolved phosphorus loading, in the most impaired Watershed Assessment Units in the Western Lake Erie Basin (WLEB).

A systems approach using a combination of best management practices (e.g. soil testing, cover crops, drainage water management, fertilizer placement technology, and manure storage structures and/or roofed feedlots) known to reduce nutrient loading will be promoted within select sub-basins of the Maumee and Sandusky Rivers.