Lower Auglaize Watershed Program

Paulding SWCD received a watershed grant from the Ohio Department of Agriculture to focus on improving water quality in the watersheds of the Lower Auglaize River, which is home to much of Paulding County’s population.

This program is a construction type project cost share program that provides cost share funding to install the following practices in addition to maintain them for their useful life period.

Practice Description

Cost Share Payment Rate

Drainage Water Management Box w/o submain, Installed (per structure)


Drainage Water Management Box with submain, Installed (per structure)


Blind Inlet (per structure)


Filter strip (per acre) *2 years of establishment/maintenance


Grassed Waterways (per acre)


Lower Auglaize Tributaries Watershed Map

Our efforts are focused in the following watersheds that drain to the Auglaize River:

  • Blue Creek
  • Middle Creek
  • Prairie Creek
  • Flatrock Creek
  • Little Flatrock Creek
  • Wildcat Creek

Please use the map above to see where your field(s) falls in the project area.


The enrollment period for this program is July 29th, 2020 – September 21, 2020 or when enrollment caps are met. Enrollment may be opened up for a second round is funding is avaiable.

For more information or if you wish to implement one of these practices, please call Paulding SWCD at 419-399-4771 or email us.

Check out the progress of this grant and others across the state by visiting the Ohio Department of Agriculture website.

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