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Rainwater and Land
Critical Storm Method
ODNR Division of
Soil & Water Resources
2045 Morse Road, B3
Stormwater Management – Contacts
Protecting Ohio’s water resources with cost-effective stormwater practices
Stormwater Management Program
Serve as conservation engineering administrator. This program provides oversight
and engineering approval for conservation projects such as: animal waste storage structures,
stream bank stability projects, water control structures, channel design projects, and
erosion/sediment control practices. Assistance is in conjunction with Ohio Agricultural
Pollution Abatement Law, Ohio Petition Ditch Laws, and/or USDA Farm Bill Programs.
This program is also responsible for oversight of the Agricultural Impact Mitigation
Agreement (AIMA) for pipeline construction projects throughout Ohio.
Kirk Hines, P.E., , Administrator
2045 Morse Rd, B-3
Columbus, OH 43229
Phone: (614) 265-6617
Fax: (614) 262-2064
Maintain and update the Rainwater and Land Development manual, the standards and
specification which serves as Ohio’s resource for protecting water resources during construction
and development projects. Provide plan review, technical assistance and training to consultants
and local government representatives in the areas of stream dynamics, storm water management,
and erosion & sediment control.
John Mathews, Urban Stormwater Specialist
Urban watershed management, post-construction storm water management and
watershed/landscape functions and services.
Jay Dorsey, P.E., Ph.D., Water Resources Engineer
Coordinate environmental reviews, lowhead dam removals, Farm Science Review, and
the Water Withdrawal Facilities Registration Program for the division. Assist the dam safety
section in updating dam database records.
Blaine Gerdes, Environmental Review Coordinator
Provide engineering support to the Floodplain and Storm Water Management programs. Review
submitted engeneering studies for compliance with NFIP standards. Support Local floodplain
managers with desing challenges. Develop guidance and practices to reduce and prevent the
impacts of stormwater runoff on streams and other water resources. Experience in erosion and
sediment control, stream morphology and water management, and preventative practices.
Randy Keitz, P.E., Water Resources Engineer
Advise on post-construction storm water management,
focusing on industry-specific requirements, including offsite mitigation.
Jon Prier, P.E., Water Resources Engineer