Tri-C to Host 2008 Northeast Ohio Storm Water Conference.HIGHLAND HILLS, Ohio -- Environmental experts from across Ohio will take part in a two-day conference addressing storm water flooding and water quality concerns across Northeast Ohio. The conference is planned for May 21-22, at Cuyahoga Community College's Eastern Campus, 4250 Richmond Road in Highland Hills.
Many local communities are experiencing a dramatic increase in flooding because of continuing development across Northeast Ohio. New roads, parking lots and rooftops are preventing rain and snow from being absorbed into the ground, resulting in storm-runoff entering streams as well as flooding of homes and businesses.
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For more information, contact Harry Stark, Deputy Director, Cuyahoga County Board of Health, at (216) 201-2001, ext. 1205, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.