Ohio Farm Bureau Landowner Toolkit - Page 7

Drainage and Water Water, and the ability to remove it, is extremely important to Ohio farmers. Each growing season, Ohio’s farmers encounter issues with the amount of water on their property: either too much due to excessive rain and ineffective drainage or too little due to drought or interference with moving water. Being a water-rich state, Ohio historically limits statutory law related to water rights, and much of our water law comes from cases that have presented themselves to the courts. Therefore, the legal implications of drainage issues are tremendously fact specific. 11