The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and Ottawa River Coalition Wednesday hosted a day long event to give local officials and the public an update on the river.
Don't call it "Hog Creek" anymore, the Ottawa River is in better shape than its been in 20 years.
There have been big changes to the Ottawa River and many of them are for the better.
These are pictures Your News Now aired in May of 1992 provided by 'Allen County Citizens for the Environment' or 'ACE'.
The group was formed to improve the rivers quality so fish wouldn't look like this anymore.
Wednesday residents gathered for an update on the river as a two year study by the Ohio E-P-A has been completed.
The study of the river stretched from Hardin to Putnam county.
E-P-A spokeswoman Dina Pierce says agricultural runoff, industrial discharge and sewer overflows has put a lot of pressure on the river over the years but she says steps have been taken and there has been a noticeable change.
Pierce cautions there is still work to be done.
The Ottawa River Coalition has worked since the early 1990's to improve the river and they know they can't let up.
This study is the most extensive study ever conducted on the river.
85 sites were checked, 30 on the main channel and 55 tributary locations.
A final draft report should be released later this year.