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With the Flow Ohio – Watershed Report for the Week of November 14-20, 2022

With the Flow Ohio – Watershed Report for the Week of Nov 14th – 20th  , 2022

Unknown amounts of butadiene released in Cuyahoga Watershed

90 lbs of pesticides reported spilled in Lower Maumee Watershed

 

 

Contents - Click on Location links for more information

With the Flow Ohio – Watershed Report for the Week of Nov 14th – 20th  , 2022.

Introduction

Flows

Groundwater Monitoring

Hazardous Algae Blooms (HABs) Beach Alerts

Spills

Impaired Water Bodies EPA 303d list

  1. Southern Lake Erie Watersheds

1a Grand River Watershed

Flows

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

Spills (1)

1b Ashtabula River - Chagrin River Watershed

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

Spills (1)

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

Spills (3)

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

Spills (0)

2   Western Lake Erie Watersheds

2a Huron River/Vermillion River

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

Spills (2)

2b Sandusky River Watershed

Flows: parts of Sandusky, Seneca, Wyandot, Crawford (4 Main) also parts of Erie, Ottawa, Wood, Huron, Hancock, Hardin, Marion, and Richland counties.

Hazardous Algae Blooms (HABs)Beach Alerts (0)

Spills (0)

2c Blanchard River Watershed

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alert (0 active)

Spills (0)

2d Cedar River-Portage River Watershed

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs)Beach Alert (1 active)

Lake Erie – Camp Perry (Ottawa County)

Spills (3)

2e Auglaize River Watershed

Flows: washes parts of Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Paulding, Williams, Wood

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alert (0 active)

Spills (0)

2f - Lower Maumee River Watershed. 1

Flows: streams from parts of Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Paulding, Williams

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs)Beach Alert (0 active)

Spills (3)

2g Upper Wabash River Watershed

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alert (0 active)

Spills (0)

2h St. Mary’s River Watershed

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs)Beach Alert (4 active)

Grand Lake – St. Marys Camp (Auglaize County)

Grand Lake – Windy Point (Auglaize County)

Grand Lake – St. Marys Main East (Auglaize County)

Grand Lake – St. Marys Main West (Auglaize County)

Spills (0)

2i Upper Maumee River Watershed 

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs)Beach Alert (0 active)

Spills (0)

2j Tiffin River

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alert (0 active)

Spills (0)

2k St. Joseph River

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alert (0 active)

Spills (0 new)

3 Ohio River Tributaries

3a Shenango River Watershed 

Flows

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

Spills (0)

3b Mahoning River

Flows

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

Spills (2)

3c Little Beaver Watershed

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

Spills (2)

3d Wheeling Creek Watershed

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

Spills (0)

3e Shade River Watershed

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

Spills (0)

3f  Hocking River Watershed

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

Spills (0)

3g Raccoon Creek – Symmes Creek Watershed

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

Spills (1)

3h Brush - White Oak Watershed

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

Spills (0)

3i Laughery Watershed

Hazardous Algal Bloom (HABs) Beach Alert (0 active)

Spills (4)

 4 Muskingum River Watersheds

4a Tuscarawas River Watershed

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

Spills (0)

4b Wills Creek Watershed

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

Spills (0)

4c Little Muskingum River Watershed

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

Spills (0)

4d Mohican River Watershed

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

Spills (0)

4e Walhonding River Watershed

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

Spills (0)

4f Licking River Watershed

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

Spills (1)

4g Muskingum River Watershed

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

Spills (1)

5 Scioto River Watersheds

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

Spills (2)

5b Paint Creek Watershed

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

Spills (1)

5c Lower Scioto Watershed

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (1 active)

Jackson Lake (Jackson County)

Spills (0)

5d Little Scioto – Tygarts Watershed

-      Tygart’s Creek

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

Spills (0)

6 Miami River Watersheds

6a Upper Great Miami Watershed

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0)

Spills (1)

6b Lower Great Miami Watersheds

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

Spills (1)

6c Little Miami Watershed

Hazardous Algal Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

Spills (1)

 

Introduction

 

With the Flow Ohio tracks trends in your watershed, posting monthly updates from USGS WaterWatch Current Streamflow and Ohio EPA Division of Drinking and Ground Waters.

Flows:

WTOH logs a snapshot of the volume of water flowing through the state’s rivers and tributaries, as per USGS Waterwatch current streamflow monitoring stations.  The report captures your watershed flows from headwaters to outlet as of the date indicated. 

  • Rivers, creeks flowing much above normal or high (in the top 10% of flow volume recorded for that system) are shown in boldface;
  • flows that have breached action stage appear in red,
  • flows in flood stage appear in boldface red type.
  • Ice-affected flows are shown in italics.

Flow volume can change rapidly during snowmelt and rain events.  All readings are posted as they appear as of our monthly update.   Check your local upstream station flow levels at the USGS WaterWatch Current Streamflow site and sign up for high flow alerts.  Streamflow data is subject to review as sensors at the monitoring stations do malfunction from time to time.

Groundwater Monitoring

Source data from USGS Groundwater Watch test wells is no longer available.  The groundwater monitoring system is expected to be updated and back on line in the future.  WTOH will resume reporting groundwater levels as soon as the data is flowing again.

 

Ohio Department of Natural Resources has launched a new groundwater vulnerability map, with a higher number indicating an area that may absorb and transport contaminants into the groundwater more readily. 

WTOH is updating this report to reflect the groundwater vulnerability ratings in the watershed regions, look for this information under Groundwater Monitoring headings through the report.

 

Hazardous Algae Blooms (HABs) Beach Alerts

Hazardous Algae Bloom is the common term for cyanobacteria. HABs present in different forms, from what appears as grass clippings to spilled paint, growing in lakes and ponds, increasingly common as the water temperature increases and nutrients are in excess.  HABs are capable of producing toxins dangerous to humans and pets.  The toxins can be present in the water when the bloom itself is no longer visible; samples tested for the presence of toxins may lead to public health advisory or beaches being posted with warnings.  Avoid contact with HABs.

Bacterial Contamination Alerts - High levels of e.coli are associated with intestinal illness.  Ohio Department of Natural Resources, County Health monitor e.coli contamination on public beaches, posting alerts when the levels are above the safe threshold.  While the advisory is posted, the beach remains open, however the public is advised to stay out of the water.

 

Active advisories/ongoing alerts from the BeachGuard site are reported here by watershed area, listing the water body impacted, including bacterial contamination and algal toxin sample test results and location details.  The regular beach monitoring season for 2022 has now ended.  WTOH will continue to report ongoing alerts with permission from Ohio BeachGuard, maintained by Ohio Department of Health.

 

If you see a toxic algae bloom, fill out the report on Ohio EPA found here: https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/ac459f1f0b344bfa93c0486b028fbba6

Email reports to HABmailbox@epa.ohio.gov

 

For the week of Nov 14th -20th , 2022

 

Watershed

Algal Toxin Alert

High Bacteria

Lake Erie

3

2

Ohio River Tribs

0

0

Muskingum River

0

0

Scioto River

0

1

Great Miami River

0

0

Totals

3

3

 

 

Spills

Spills, fish kills, rainbow sheen and accidental releases of contaminants in the state of Ohio are reported here weekly by watershed, as per the data source, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental Response. Users of this data should be aware that inconsistencies and inaccuracies may exist if these data are compared to data from other time periods due to changes in methods of data collection and mapping.

 

This report includes spills of:

  • 40 gallons or more of petroleum product
  • toxic chemical materials, corrosives spills of any amount
  • all reports impacting water bodies

Spills marked with asterisk are followed up with Ohio EPA authorities for additional information on the clean-up and recovery, including notices of violation and charges under State environmental statutes, federal charges under the Clean Water Act. See Ohio CrimeBox for more information on criminal prosecutions under the CWA.

 

For the week of Nov 14th – 20th , 2022

Watershed Area

Petroleum

Toxic/Unknown

Impacting Water

Lake Erie

8

5

1

Ohio River Tribs

1

9

2

Muskingum River

2

0

0

Scioto River

1

2

1

Great Miami River

1

2

0

Totals

13

18

4

 

Impaired Water Bodies EPA 303d list

As per the Clean Water Act, federal EPA requires all states update a list of impaired water bodies, (the 303d list) every two years; providing a period for public comments before presenting the new draft list to the EPA.  The final 303d list is published as approved by EPA Region 5 roughly every two years.

Impaired water bodies are defined as with contaminants measured above threshold levels set by the EPA Clean Water Act, or where the desired use is impaired.  

Refer to the Impaired Water Body list for Ohio on WaterToday Ohio.

  1. Southern Lake Erie Watersheds

1a Grand River Watershed

Flows: capturing runoff from parts of Ashtabula, Lake, Geauga, Portage, Trumbull Counties

  • Grand River drains 685 sq miles in Lake County; the flow near Painesville is normal, 94.34% above mean at 780 cfs and 3.10 ft deep (flood stage 12.5 ft) 8.5°C and 295 µS/cm (update 10/28/22)

 

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

Spills (1)

  • Nov 9 – unknown amounts of motor oil reported spilled in Painesville Township – Lake.

 

1b Ashtabula River - Chagrin River Watershed

Flows: catching parts of Ashtabula, Lake, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Portage Counties

  • Conneaut Creek drains an area of 175 sq miles in Ashtabula County; at Conneaut station, the flow is above normal, 225.50% above mean at 471 cfs and 2.93 ft deep; 8.1°C (updated 10/28/22)
  • Chagrin River drains an area of 246 sq miles of Lake County into Lake Erie. Flow at Willoughby station, above normal, 97.28% above mean at 282 cfs and 3.66 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft) (updated 10/28/22)
  • Unnamed tributary to Chagrin River drains 7.69 sq miles of Cuyahoga County. The flow
  • at Pepper Pike is unrated, 6.33 cfs and 6.16 ft deep;
  • at Mayfield Village is unrated, 26.60% above mean at 1.00 cfs and 0.68 ft deep; (updated 10/28/22)
  • Euclid Creek drains an area of 5.13 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow
  • - at South Euclid is unrated, 2.02 cfs and 0.62 ft deep;
  • - at Cleveland is unrated, 15.04% above mean at 12.7 cfs and 2.26 ft deep (updated 10/28/22)
  • East Branch at Euclid Creek drains 7.11 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at Richmond Heights is unrated, 27.47% above mean at 7.36 cfs and 1.38 ft deep (updated 10/28/22)

 

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

Spills (1)

  • Nov 11 – 30 gallons of herbicides and unknown amounts of unknown material reported spilled in Russell Township – Geauga.

 

 

1c Cuyahoga River Watershed

Flows:  parts of Cuyahoga, Summit, Portage, Geauga, Medina Counties

  • Cuyahoga River drains an area of 788 sq miles in Ohio. With its headwaters in Geauga County, Cuyahoga takes a loop south into Portage and then hooks back north through Summit, passing through Cuyahoga County to discharge into Lake Erie. 
  • At Hiram Rapids, the nearest monitoring station to the headwaters in Geauga County, the flow is normal: 110.79% above mean at 151 cfs and 2.14 ft deep (flood stage 7ft);
  • at Old Portage, flow is above normal, 158.37% above mean at 417 cfs and 3.53 feet deep (flood at 10.5ft);
  • at Jaite station is unrated, 86.29% above mean at 555 cfs and 3.29 ft deep, 10.1°C;
  • at Independence station, flowing above normal, 140.64% above mean at 706 cfs and 3.77 ft deep, (flood at 17 ft), 10.3°C and 684 µS/cm;
  • at the Newburgh Heights station nearest the outlet in Cuyahoga County flow is normal: 63.39% above mean at 812 cfs; 14.8° (updated 10/28/22)

 

  • West Creek drains an area of 9.23 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow
  • at Pleasant Valley Rd near Parma is unrated, 7.18% above mean at 0.45 cfs and 9.07 ft deep (8.85 ft is minimum operating limit);
  • at Ridgewood Road, Parma is unrated, flowing 9.97% above mean at 1.52 cfs and 4.72 ft deep (flood stage 10ft);
  • at Brooklyn Heights (nearest to the outlet) is unrated, 20.18% above mean at 4.78 cfs and 1.16 ft deep. (updated 10/28/22)
  • Mill Creek gathers runoff and drains 12.9 sq miles in the Cuyahoga River watershed; the flow
  • at Garfield Heights is unrated, 58% above mean and 11.7 cfs and 0.84 ft deep;
  • at Garfield Parkway flow is unrated, 13.89% above mean at 4.39 cfs and 1.53 ft deep (flood stage 7.5 ft) (updated 10/28/22)
  • Big Creek drains an area of 35.3 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at Cleveland is unrated, 50% above mean at 6.75 cfs and 2.45 ft deep. (updated 10/28/22)
  • East Branch Big Creek collects flow from 19.2 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at Brooklyn is unrated, 24% above mean at 7.36 cfs and 1.38 ft deep. (updated 10/28/22)
  • Brandywine Creek drains an area of 16.4 sq miles in Summit County. The flow near Macedonia is unrated, 15.01% above mean at 6.19 cfs and 3.09 ft deep, (flood stage is 13 ft).  (updated 10/28/22)
  • Indian Creek drains an area of 4.49 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at Macedonia is unrated, 16.16% above mean at 1.50 cfs and 1.15 ft deep (flood stage 9.5ft) (updated 10/28/22)
  • Tinkers Creek drains an area of 83.9 sq miles of Cuyahoga County, flow at Bedford is normal, 77.81% above mean at 80.9 cfs and 2.56 ft deep (flood at 9.5 ft). (updated 10/28/22)
  • Chippewa Creek drains an area of 17.5 sq miles Cuyahoga County before joining the Cuyahoga River. The flow near Brecksville is unrated, 58.20% above mean at 3.30 cfs and 2.64 ft deep (updated 10/03/22)
  • Doan Brook drains an area of 8.2 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at MLK Jr. Dr Cleveland is unrated, 0.89 cfs and 1.53 ft deep. (updated 10/28/22)

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

Spills (3)

  • Nov 7 – unknown amounts of hydraulic oil – motor oil and petroleum oil reported spilled in Parma – Cuyahoga – Big Creek waterway affected. *
  • Nov 7 – unknown amounts of butadiene reported spilled in Mogadore – Portage.
  • Nov 8 – 150 gallons of diesel reported spilled in Tallmadge – Summit – 50 gallons recovered.

 

 

 

Black River - Rocky River Watershed

Flows: runs off parts of Lorain, Ashland, Huron, Cuyahoga, Medina Counties

  • Black River drains an area of 396 sq miles of Lorain County into Lake Erie. Flow at Elyria is below normal, 8.16% above mean flow, 12.2 cfs and 0.79 ft deep. (flood stage 9.5 ft) 10.4°C. Specific conductance 537 µS/cm. (updated 10/28/22)
  • Rocky River drains an area of 267 sq miles of Cuyahoga County into Lake Erie. Flow at Berea is normal, 61.98% above mean at 101 cfs and 5.21 ft deep, (flood stage 14 ft), 9.0ºC. (updated 10/28/22)
  • East Branch Rocky River drains an area of 60.3 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow near Strongsville is 13.13% above mean and 5.45 cfs and 4.30 ft deep. (update 10/28/22)
  • Plum Creek drains 15.7 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow near Olmstead Falls is unrated, 51.31% above mean, 11.0 cfs and 1.94 ft deep (flood at 8ft). (updated 10/28/22)
  • Abram Creek drains an area of 8.12 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow
  • at Kolthoff Dr./Brook Park is unrated, 23.31% above mean at 3.82 cfs and, 0.48 ft;
  • at Brook Park is not rated, 1.66 ft deep (min operating limit .19ft) (updated 10/28/22)
  • Baldwin Creek drains an area of 8.9 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at Strongsville is unrated, 12.85% above mean at 4.07 cfs and 2.32 ft deep. (updated 10/28/22)

 

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

Spills (0)

 

 

2   Western Lake Erie Watersheds

 

2a Huron River/Vermillion River

Flows: parts of Erie, Huron, Lorain Counties

  • Vermillion River drains an area of 262 sq miles of Lorain County into Lake Erie just east of Sandusky Bay. Flow at the Vermillion monitoring station is below normal, 5.00% above mean, at 6.19 cfs and 1.94 ft deep (flood stage 9ft); (updated 10/28/22)
  • Huron River drains an area of 371 sq miles of Huron County into Lake Erie east of Sandusky Bay. Flow at the Milan station is normal, 21.83% above mean at 30.4 cfs and 5.83 ft deep, (flood stage is 18 ft).  0 °C, 806 µS/cm (updated 10/28/22)
  • Old Woman Creek drains 22.1 sq miles in Erie County. At Berlin Rd near Huron, is normal, 18.35% above mean, 3.46 cfs and 1.69 ft deep (updated 10/28/22)

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

Spills (2)

  • Nov 10 – 100 gallons of diesel reported spilled in Berlin Township – Erie
  • Nov 8 – 50 gallons of diesel fuel reported spilled in Florence Township – Erie

 

 

 

2b Sandusky River Watershed

Flows: parts of Sandusky, Seneca, Wyandot, Crawford (4 Main) also parts of Erie, Ottawa, Wood, Huron, Hancock, Hardin, Marion, and Richland counties

  • Sandusky River drains an area of 1251 sq miles in Crawford and Wyandot Counties. The flow
  • near Bucyrus in Crawford County is normal, 35.46% above mean at 16.9 cfs and 0.80 ft deep (floods at 8.5 ft);
  • near Upper Sandusky normal flow, 17.03% above mean at 19.0 cfs and 1.24 ft deep (flood at 13 ft);
  • at Fremont, normal, 19.22% above mean at 62.2 cfs and 1.00 ft deep (floods at 10ft); (10/28/22)
  • Honey Creek drains an area of 149 sq miles of Seneca County into Sandusky River. The flow at Melmore in Seneca County is normal, 16.51% above mean, 9.07 cfs and 1.92 ft deep. (10/28/22)
  • Rock Creek drains an area of 34.6 sq miles in Seneca County into Sandusky River. The flow
  • at Republic is unrated, 0.00% above mean at 0.00 cfs and 3.12ft deep;
  • at Tiffin is above normal, 70.43% above mean at 12.1 cfs and 3.78 ft deep (updated 10/28/22)
  • Tymochtee Creek drains an area of 229 sq miles in Wyandot County into Sandusky River. The flow at Crawford is normal, 7.88% above mean at 7.72cfs and 1.99 ft deep (flood stage 8.5 ft). (updated 10/28/22)

 

 

Hazardous Algae Blooms (HABs)Beach Alerts (0)

 

Spills (0)

 

2c Blanchard River Watershed

Flows: drains parts of Hardin, Hancock, Putnam, Seneca, Allen, Wyandot Counties

  • Blanchard River drains 756 sq miles of Hancock and Putnam Counties into Auglaize River and on to Lake Erie. The flow measured
  • nearest the headwaters below Mt. Blanchard is unrated, 34.38% above mean at 20.0 cfs and 2.95 ft deep (flood at 14 ft);
  • above Findlay is 9.15% above mean at 8.24 cfs and 5.48 ft deep;
  • near Findlay is normal, 18.72% above the mean, 16.2 cfs and 0.93 ft deep.
  • at Gilboa in Putnam County is unrated, 14.52% above mean at 35.9 cfs and 3.98 ft deep;
  • at Ottawa in Putnam County is unrated, 8.43% above mean at 25.5 cfs and 4.75 ft deep;
  • near Dupont is unrated, flow volume sensor is malfunctioning, 5 ft deep (updated 10/28/22)
  • Lye Creek drains an area of 18.8 sq miles. The flow above Findlay is unrated, 1.66% above mean at 0.07 cfs and 0.96 ft deep (flood stage is 6ft). (10/28/22)
  • Eagle Creek drains an area of 51 sq miles in Hancock County. Flow above Findlay is unrated, 9.31% above mean at 1.59 cfs and 2.78 ft deep (flood stage is 9ft) 9.4°C and 1360 µ/cm (updated 10/28/22)
  • Riley Creek drains an area of 70.3 sq miles in Putnam County. The flow below Pandora is 18.92% above the mean, 7.03 cfs and 3.28 ft deep. (updated 10/28/22)

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alert (0 active)

Spills (1)     

  • Nov 9 – 150 gallons of diesel reported spilled in Biglick Township – Hancock

 

 

2d Cedar River-Portage River Watershed

Flows: catches parts of Hancock, Wood, Seneca, Sandusky, Ottawa Counties

  • Portage River drains an area of 494 sq miles of at Sandusky County. The flow
  • at Woodville is normal, 12.81% above mean, 20.6 cfs and 1.78 ft deep (flood stage 9ft) 9.7°C;
  • near Elmore the flow is unrated, 7.83% above mean at 22.1 cfs and 1.88 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft) (updated 10/28/22)

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs)Beach Alert (1 active)

Lake Erie – Camp Perry (Ottawa County)

Bacterial Contamination Advisory issued Aug 31, 8 am ongoing

92 days for high bacteria level, as of Nov 16

Monitoring by Ottawa County Community Health 1 time per week

 

Sampling test results: (latest test results posted as of Nov 16)

  • Sep 1 E-coli 1 cfu/100ml (Colilert-18 hr, 2000 IDEXX)
  • Aug 31 E-coli 6 cfu/100ml (Colilert-18 hr, 2000 IDEXX)
  • Aug 30 E.coli 272.3 cfu/100ml (Colilert-18 hr, 2000 IDEXX)
  • Aug 29 E-coli 2 cfu/100ml (Colilert-18 hr, 2000 IDEXX)
  • Aug 25 E.coli 4 cfu/100ml (Colilert-18 hr, 2000 IDEXX)

Location: 41.547314/-83.013733

 

 

 

Spills (3)

  • Nov 11 – unknown amounts of unknown material reported spilled in Erie Township – Ottawa.
  • Nov 9 – 150 gallons of diesel reported spilled in Perry Township – Wood – 50 gallons recovered.
  • Nov 9 – unknown amounts of diesel reported spilled in Gibsonburg – Sandusky – 95 gallons recovered.

 

 

2e Auglaize River Watershed

Flows: washes parts of Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Paulding, Williams, Wood and Allen Counties

  • Auglaize River drains an area of 2318 sq miles into Maumee River, where it empties into the western part of Lake Erie. The flow station
  • closest to headwaters is at Kossuth in Allen County. Flow here is unrated, 66.18%, 24.6 cfs and 4.64 ft deep;
  • near Fort Jennings station is normal, 32.90% above mean at 25.3 cfs and 1.87 ft deep (flood stage 13 ft);
  • near Dupont is unrated, 12.52 ft deep;
  • near Defiance is normal, 60.05% above mean, 370 cfs and 6.04 ft deep (flood stage 21 ft) (updated 10/28/22)
  • Little Flat Rock Creek drains an area of 15.2 sq miles in Paulding County into Auglaize River. The flow near Junction is unrated, 20% above mean, 0.15 cfs and, 2.13 ft deep. (updated 10/28/22)
  • Little Auglaize River drains an area of 401 sq miles in Paulding County into Auglaize River. The flow at Melrose is unrated, 47.67% above mean at 74.3 cfs and 13.45ft deep. (updated 10/28/22)

 

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alert (0 active)

Spills (0)

 

2f - Lower Maumee River Watershed

Flows: streams from parts of Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Paulding, Williams, Wood Counties

  • Maumee River drains an area of 6330 sq miles of Ohio State. The lower portion flow at Waterville flow is normal, 24.74% above mean, 564 cfs and, 1.98 ft deep; 12.4C and 502 µ/cm. (flood stage 11 ft) (updated 10/28/22)
  • Ottawa River drains an area of 350 sq miles in Lucas County directly into western Lake Erie. The flow
  • near Lima is unrated, 5.29% above mean, 2.24 cfs and, 10.84 ft deep;
  • near Kalida is unrated, 34.31% above mean at 47.6 cfs and 4.14ft deep (flood stage 19 ft);
  • University of Toledo at Toledo, flow is below normal, 7.89% above mean, 9.84 cfs and 2.07 ft deep (flood stage 14.5 ft) (update 10/28/22)
  • Wolf Creek drains an area of 24.8 sq miles in Lucas County. The flow at Holland is unrated, 9.02% above mean at 2.91 cfs and 1.63 ft deep (flood stage 13 ft). (updated 10/28/22)
  • West Creek drains an area of 15.5 sq miles of Henry County before joining the Maumee River. Flow near Hamler is 0.00% above mean at 0.00 cfs and 2.12 ft deep. (updated 10/28/22)
  • South Turkeyfoot Creek drains an area of 116 sq miles of Henry County before joining the Maumee River. Flow at Shunk is unrated, 4.74% above mean at 5.73 cfs and 1.16 ft deep. (updated 10/28/22)

 

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs)Beach Alert (0 active)

 

Spills (3)

 

  • Nov 13 – unknown amounts of gasoline reported spilled in Sylvania Township – Lucas.
  • Nov 11 – unknown amounts of swine manure reported to be spilled in Erie Township – Ottawa.
  • Nov 9 – 90 lbs of pesticides reported spilled in Toledo – Lucas. *

 

2g Upper Wabash River Watershed

Flows:  from parts of Mercer, Darke Counties

The headwaters of the Wabash River are in Ohio, however, USGS does not monitor flows on this system in the state of Ohio.  Spills and weather incidents in this area will be noted as they occur, the residue flows west out of state.

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alert (0 active)

Spills (0)

 

2h St. Mary’s River Watershed

Flows from Mercer, Van Wert, Auglaize

  • Mary’s River drains an area of 386 sq miles in Mercer and Van Wert Counties. From the headwaters in Mercer County, St. Mary’s flows west into Indiana into the Maumee River, which crosses back into Ohio and empties into Lake Erie. The flow
  • at Rockford is unrated, 6.94% above mean, 14.2 cfs and 1.17 ft deep (flood stage 13 ft);
  • at Walcot Street at Willshire is unrated, 8.54% above mean at 31.2 cfs and 2.72 ft deep. (updated 10/28/22)

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs)Beach Alert (4 active)

Grand Lake – St. Marys Camp (Auglaize County)

Recreational Public Health Advisory issued Aug 17, 5:02 am for Algal bloom/Toxin, 92 days as of Nov 16

Monitoring: Hazardous algae blooms Ohio Department of Natural Resources, as needed

 

Sampling test results: (latest lab results posted as of Nov 16)

  • Aug 28 microcystin 9 µS/l  (ADDA -ELISA)
  • Aug 21 microcystin 8 µS/l  (ADDA -ELISA)
  • Aug 14 microcystin 19 µS/l  (ADDA -ELISA)
  • Jul 20 microcystin 4 µS/l  (ADDA -ELISA)

Location: 40.544998/-84.440422

 

Grand Lake – Windy Point (Auglaize County)

Recreational Public Health Advisory issued Aug 17, 5:05 am for Algal bloom/Toxin, ongoing 92 days as of Nov 16

Monitoring: Hazardous algae blooms Ohio Department of Natural Resources, as needed

 

Sampling test results: (latest lab results posted as of Nov 16)

  • Aug 28 microcystin 1 µS/l  (ADDA -ELISA)
  • Aug 21 microcystin 9 µS/l  (ADDA -ELISA)
  • Aug 14 microcystin 4 µS/l  (ADDA -ELISA)
  • Jul 20 microcystin 1 µS/l  (ADDA -ELISA)

Location: 40.50946/-84.541168

 

Grand Lake – St. Marys Main East (Auglaize County)

Recreational Public Health Advisory issued Aug 17, 5:03 am ongoing 92 days for Algal bloom/Toxin as of Nov 16

Monitoring: Hazardous algae blooms Ohio Department of Natural Resources, as needed

 

Sampling test results: (latest test results posted as of Nov 16)

  • Aug 28 microcystin 25 µS/l  (ADDA -ELISA)
  • Aug 21 microcystin 7 µS/l  (ADDA -ELISA)
  • Aug 14 microcystin 7 µS/l  (ADDA -ELISA)
  • Jul 20 microcystin 6 µS/l  (ADDA -ELISA)

Sampling test results: (latest results posted since Nov 16)

  • Sep 2 E.coli 17.1 cfu/100ml (method not specified)
  • Aug 29 E.coli 4 cfu/100ml (method not specified)
  • Aug 28 E.coli 488.4 cfu/100ml (method not specified)
  • Aug 14 E-coli 410.6 cfu/100ml (method not specified)

 

Location: 40.541672/-84.421951

 

Grand Lake – St. Marys Main West (Auglaize County)

Bacterial Contamination Advisory issued Aug 16, 8:22 am ongoing

92 days for high bacteria level, as of Nov 16

Monitoring by Ohio DNR once every two weeks

 

Sampling test results: (latest lab results posted as of Nov 16)

  • Aug 28 E.coli 25.5 cfu/100ml (method not specified)
  • Aug 14 E-coli 410.6 cfu/100ml (method not specified)
  • Jul 31 coli  7.4 cfu/100ml (method not specified)

Sampling test results for algal toxin: (latest lab results posted as of Nov 16)

  • Aug 28 microcystin 7 µS/l  (ADDA -ELISA)
  • Aug 21 microcystin .3 µS/l  (ADDA -ELISA)
  • Aug 14 microcystin 9 µS/l  (ADDA -ELISA)
  • Jul 20 microcystin 3 µS/l  (ADDA -ELISA)

Location: 40.542671/-84.426231

 

 

Spills (0)

2i Upper Maumee River Watershed

Flows:  parts of Paulding and Defiance Counties

  • Maumee River drains an area of 2129 sq miles of Paulding County. The flow
  • at Antwerp in Paulding County is normal, 57.09% above mean at 262 cfs and 6.06 ft deep;
  • near Defiance flow is normal, 60.05% above mean and 370 cfs and up to 6.04 ft deep (flood at 14 ft), --°C (flood stage 14 ft)(updated 10/28/22)
  • Platter Creek drains an area of 19.5 sq miles of Defiance County into Maumee River. Flow near Sherwood is unrated, 3.94% above mean at 0.21 cfs and 1.13 ft deep. (updated 10/28/22)

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs)Beach Alert (0 active)

 

Spills (0)

2j Tiffin River

Flows: wetting parts of Williams, Defiance Counties

  • Tiffin River starts drains an area of 563 sq miles in Williams and Defiance Counties. Tiffin flows south and gathers in runoff from Defiance County before joining the Maumee River. The flow monitoring station nearest the headwaters is located
  • at Stryker in Williams County: normal, 28.30% above mean, 42.2 cfs and 3.15 ft deep (flood stage 11 ft)
  • near Evansport, flow is 14.03% above mean at 37.2 cfs and 9.16 ft deep. (updated 10/28/22)
  • Bean Creek drains an area of 206 sq miles in Fulton County. The flow at Powers is normal, 50.26% above mean at 38.5 cfs and 8.11 ft deep. (flood stage 15 ft) (updated 10/28/22)
  • Unnamed tributary to Lost Creek drains an area of 4.23 sq miles in Defiance County. The flow near Farmer is normal 11.84% above mean at 0.18 cfs and 1.25 ft deep (updated 10/28/22)

 

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Spills (0)

2k St. Joseph River

Flows: Williams, Defiance, Lucas

  • Joseph River drains an area of 610 sq miles in Defiance County. The flow at Newville is normal, 36.26% above mean, 101 cfs and 3.87 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft) (updated 10/29/22)

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alert (0 active)

Spills (0 new)

 

 

3 Ohio River Tributaries

 

3a Shenango River Watershed

The paddle-popular Shenango River system originates in Pennsylvania’s Shenango Valley.  The river flows in and out of northeast Ohio, winding its way through west PA on its way down to meet the Ohio River.  “The Shenango River Watchers is a 501(c)(3)non-profit watershed group formed to restore and protect the environmental, scenic, and recreational attributes of the Shenango River Watershed”, mission statement of the award winning group that organizes clean-up events and an annual Thanksgiving Day 5k Gobble Wobble, taking off from Hermitage, PA.  The group has information resources for paddlers on their website

Flows: caught from parts of Ashtabula, Trumbull, Mahoning

USGS does not have river monitors placed on the Shenango River on the Ohio side of the border, but the following systems flowing into the Shenango River are monitored:

  • Pymatuning Creek drains an area of 96.7 sq miles in Trumbull County to join the Shenango River across the state line in Pennsylvania. The flow at Kinsman in Trumbull County is 4.88 ft deep, 20.1°C (09-11-22)
  • Shenango River (upper) drains an area of 584 sq miles including parts of Trumbull County in Ohio. The river flows on the PA side of the border, flow
  • at Pyamatuning Dam is normal, 116.20% above mean, 202 cfs and 5.06 ft deep;
  • at Sharpsville is below normal, 38.85% above mean, 177 cfs and, 2.39 ft deep (flood stage 6.8ft). The water is 10.1° (10/28/22).

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

Spills (0)

3b Mahoning River

Flows: draining parts of Stark, Mahoning, Trumbull

  • Mahoning River drains an area of 978 sq miles in portions of Stark and Trumbull Counties as it flows west to east, exiting the state via Trumbull County and joining Shenango River before reaching the Ohio River. The flow
  • at Alliance, nearest the headwaters in Stark County is not rated, 3.58 ft deep, 9.3°C;
  • below Berlin Dam near Berlin Centre is unrated, 169.44% above mean at 214 cfs and 2.50 ft deep (flood stage 5.4ft), 11.3°C;
  • at Pricetown in Mahoning County is above normal, 147.23% above mean at 350 cfs and 3.11 ft deep (flood stage 8.1ft), temp malfunction --°C;
  • at Leavittsburg is normal, 69.99% above mean, 371 cfs and, 3.37 ft deep (flood stage 12.5), 10°C;
  • below West Ave at Youngstown is normal, 41.83% above mean, 422 cfs and, 1.46 ft deep (flood stage 14ft) 10.2 ºC and 483 µS/cm;
  • at Lowellville the flow is unrated, 38.07% above mean at 507 cfs and 2.88 ft deep and 10.7°C, 514 µS/cm. (10/28/22)
  • West Branch Mahoning River drains an area of 82 sq miles in Portage County. The flow
  • near Ravenna is 2 ft deep, water temp --ºC;
  • at Wayland is unrated, 41.10% above mean at 29.2 cfs and 2.33 ft deep. 11.4ºC (updated 10/28/22)
  • Crab Creek drains an area of 14 sq miles in Mahoning County before joining the Mahoning River at Youngstown. The flow at Youngstown is 4.29 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft). (updated 10/28/22)
  • Mosquito Creek drains an area of 97.5 sq miles in Trumbull County before joining the Mahoning River south of Warren City.
  • the headwaters, near Greene Centre, flow is unrated, 4.04% above mean at 3.07 cfs, 5.02 ft deep and 6.9°C;
  • below Mosquito Creek Dam near Cortland is unrated, 48.32% over mean at 17.8 cfs and 1.28 ft deep (flood stage 4.5 ft) 10.3° (updated 10/28/22)
  • Eagle Creek drains an area of 97.6 sq miles in Trumbull County, exiting the state before joining Shenango River. Flow at Phalanx Station in Trumbull County is normal, 53.52% above mean at 38.8 cfs and 4.53 ft deep (flood stage 9.5 ft)  (updated 10/29/22)

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

Spills (2)

  • Nov 12 – unknown amounts of acid reported spilled in Youngstown – Mahoning – Bears Den Run impacted. *
  • Nov 11 – 100 gallons of diesel reported spilled in Youngstown – Mahoning.

 

3c Little Beaver Watershed

Flows: catching parts of Jefferson, Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison Counties

  • Little Beaver River drains an area of 496 sq miles of Columbiana County into the Ohio River. The flow at East Liverpool is normal, 34.74% above mean at 74.9 cfs and 2.37 ft deep. (10/29/22)
  • Yellow Creek drains an area of 147 sq miles in Jefferson County. Flow
  • at Amsterdam is unrated, 1.33 ft deep;
  • near Hammondsville is  normal, 46.53% above mean at 27.8 cfs and 1.39 ft deep (10/29/22)
  • Short Creek drains an area of 123 sq miles in Jefferson County. Flow
  • at Dillonvale station, normal, 85.11% above mean flow at 50.2 cfs, 2.23 ft deep (Flood Stage 9ft). (10/29/22)

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

 

Spills (2)

  • Nov 11 – unknown amounts of rainbow sheen noted in Wellsville – Columbiana
  • Nov 11 – unknown amounts of sewage sludge reported spilled in Wintersville – Jefferson.

 

 

 

3d Wheeling Creek Watershed

Flows: catching parts of Belmont, Monroe Counties

  • Wheeling Creek drains an area of 97sq miles in Belmont County. Flow is normal below Blaine, 63.12% above mean flow at 40.7 cfs and, 1.18 ft deep (Flood stage 6ft). (10/29/22)

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

 

Spills (1)

  • Nov 9 – unknown amounts of asphalt and unknown amounts of chemicals reported spilled in Bethesda – Belmont.

 

3e Shade River Watershed

Flows:  parts of Meigs County

  • Shade River drains an area of 156 sq miles in Meigs County. The monitoring station located near Chester is registering normal flow, 109.28% above mean at 189 cfs and 4.36 ft deep (flood stage 17ft deep).  1°C (10/28/22)

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

Spills (0)

3f  Hocking River Watershed

Flows: contains parts of Athens, Hocking, Fairfield Counties

  • Hocking River drains an area of 943 sq miles in Hocking County; the station
  • at Enterprise in Hocking reports normal flow, 51.81% above mean at 84.4 cfs and 0.62 ft deep (flood stage 12ft);
  • at Athens, normal, 30.94% above mean flow, 105 cfs and, 2.72 ft deep (flood stage 20ft). (10/28/22)
  • Clear Creek drains an area of 89 sq miles in Hocking County, joining Hocking River; the station near Rockbridge in Hocking County reports normal flow, 63.35% above mean, 22 cfs, and 0.96ft deep. (10/28/22)

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Spills (0)

 

3g Raccoon Creek – Symmes Creek Watershed

Flows: rolling over parts of Hocking, Athens, Meigs, Vinton, Jackson, Gallia Counties

  • Raccoon Creek drains an area of 585 sq miles in Gallia County. The monitoring station at Adamsville shows the river flowing normal, 17.02% above mean flow at 31 cfs and at 2.23ft  (flood stage 21ft). (10/28/22)
  • Symmes Creek drains 302 sq miles of Lawrence County into the Ohio River; at Aid, the flow is unrated, 0.20% above mean at 0.39 cfs and 5.21ft deep (flood stage 19ft deep). (10/28/22)

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

 

Spills (1)

  • Nov 10 – unknown amounts of unknown material reported spilled as well as organic sheen noted in Wellston – Jackson – Unnamed waterbody affected. *

 

3h Brush - White Oak Watershed

Flows:  we are talking about rainfall and snowmelt off part of Brown County

  • White Oak Creek drains an area of 208 sq miles in Brown County; the flow above Georgetown is unrated, 15.85% above mean, 89 cfs and 2.96 ft deep. (10/28/22)

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

Spills (0)

 

3i Laughery Watershed

Flows:  rainfall and snowmelt from central Butler and Hamilton Counties

Middle Ohio- Laughery drainage area occupies just over 900 000 acres in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.  The flow monitoring stations in Ohio are found on Mill Creek.

  • Mill Creek drains an area of 115 square miles in Butler and Hamilton Counties. The flow

- at Evendale is unrated, 23.16% above mean at 32.6 cfs and, 4.80 ft deep (flood stage 12ft)

- at Kemper Road at Sharonville is 3.30 ft deep;

- at East Sharon Rd in Sharonville the flow is unrated, 8.32% above mean, 13.1 cfs, and 5.39 ft deep;

- at Reading flow is not ranked, 4.74 ft deep;

- at Carthage the flow is unrated, 17.97% above mean at 25.6 cfs and 4.42 ft deep (10/28/22)

  • West Fork Mill Creek drains an area of 29.9 sq miles in Hamilton County. The Reservoir near Greenhills is 674.99 ft deep. (updated 10/28/22)
  • Sharon Creek drains an area of 5.39 sq miles miles in Hamilton County. The flow at Sharonville is 2.3 ft deep. (updated 10/28/22)
  • Congress Run drains an area of 3.88 sq miles in Hamilton County. The flow near Carthage is unrated and -0.15 ft deep. (updated 10/29/22)

Hazardous Algal Bloom (HABs) Beach Alert (0 active)

 

Spills (4)

  • Nov 8 – unknown amounts of asphalt reported spilled in Fairfield – Butler.
  • Nov 8 – 250 gallons of sewage sludge reported spilled in Cincinnati – Hamilton.
  • Nov 10 – unknown amounts of cooking grease reported spilled in Springdale – Hamilton.
  • Nov 13 – unknown amounts of grease reported spilled in Fairfield – Butler

 

 

 

 

     

 4 Muskingum River Watersheds

 

4a Tuscarawas River Watershed

Flows:  Tuscarawas, Stark, Wayne, Carroll, and Harrison Counties

  • Tuscarawas River drains an area of 2443 sq miles of Tuscarawas County before joining the Muskingum River. Flow
  • above Barberton is unrated, 8% above mean at 367 cfs and, 1.45 ft deep, (flood stage 13 ft);
  • at Massillon is flowing low at 25.31% above mean at 71.4 cfs and 7.76ft deep, (flood stage 18 ft);
  • below Dover Dam near Dover is 1.68 ft deep (flood stage 7.5 ft);
  • at New Philadelphia is not rated, 462 cfs and 1.37 ft deep (flood stage 7.5 ft);
  • at Newcomerstown, flow is normal, 55.46% above mean at 622 cfs and 0.97 ft deep, (Flood stage 11ft). (10/28/22)
  • Chippewa Creek drains an area of 50.4 sq miles in Wayne County. The flow at Miller Rd at Sterling is unrated, 5.54% above mean at 3.91 cfs and 1.55 ft deep. (10/28/22)
  • Sugar Creek drains an area of 311 sq miles in Tuscarawas County. The flow
  • near Beach City is unrated, 0.51 ft deep;
  • at Strasburg is normal, 44.20% above mean at 49.8 cfs and 1.65 ft deep (updated 10/28/22)
  • Nimishillen Creek drains an area of 172 sq miles in Stark County. The flow at North Industry is normal, 56% above mean, 74.4 cfs and 3.82 ft deep (flood stage 10 ft) (updated 10/28/22)
  • Middle Branch Nimishillen Creek drains 43 sq miles in Stark County. The flow at Canton is below normal, 15.42% above mean at 3.29 cfs and 1.01 ft deep. (flood stage 6ft) (updated 10/28/22)
  • East Branch Nimishillen Creek drains an area of 15 sq miles in Stark County. The flow at Louisville is 4.27 ft deep (flood stage 11 ft)(updated 10/28/22)
  • West Branch Nimishillen Creek drains an area of 15.8 sq miles in Stark The flow at North Canton is unrated, 3.54 ft deep (flood stage 9 ft) (updated 10/28/22)
  • Sandy Creek drains an area of 253 sq miles in Stark County. The flow at Waynesburg is normal, 38.02% above mean flow at 46.7 cfs and 1.29 ft deep (flood stage 8 ft) (updated 10/28/22)
  • Willow Run drains an area of 7.8 sq miles in Carroll County. The flow near Dellroy is 2.72 ft deep, 4.3ºC, 307 µS/cm, (updated 10/28/22)
  • McGuire Creek drains an area of 48.3 sq miles in Carroll County. The flow
  • above Leesville Lake is 3.72 ft deep, 7.9ºC, 347 µS/cm;
  • near Leesville is normal, 23.97% above mean at 7.18 cfs and 2.91 ft deep; (updated 10/28/22)
  • North Fork McGuire Creek drains an area of 11.3 sq miles of Carroll County. The flow at Carrollton is unrated, 2.13 ft deep, 5.7ºC and 329µS/cm. (updated 10/28/22)
  • Indian Fork drains an area of 70 sq miles in Tuscarawas County. The flow

- at Dellroy is 6.41 ft deep, 8.9ºC, 503 µS/cm;

- below Atwood Dam near New Cumberland is unrated, 9.26% above mean at 5.46 cfs and 5.82 ft deep (updated 10/28/22)

  • Bear Hole Run drains an area of 1.43 sq miles in Carroll County. The flow near Carrollton is 1.69ft deep, 5.5ºC, 256µS/cm (updated 10/28/22)
  • Stillwater Creek drains an area of 367 sq miles in Tuscarawas and Harrison Counties. The flow
  • above Piedmont Lake is unrated, 1.73ft deep and 13.1ºC, 1140 µS/cm;
  • at Piedmont is unrated, 51.10% above mean at 33.4 cfs and 1.72ft deep;
  • at Tippecanoe is unrated, 26.13% above mean at 53.4 cfs and up another 2.82 ft deep;
  • at Uhrichsville is unrated, 2.71 ft deep (flood stage 10 ft). (updated 10/28/22)
  • Little Stillwater Creek drains an area of 71.1 sq miles of Harrison County. Flow below Tappan Dam at Tappan is unrated, 38.87% above mean at 11.3 cfs and 3.99 ft deep. (updated 10/28/22)
  • Beaverdam Run drains an area of 3.5 sq miles in Harrison County. The flow above Tappan Lake is 0.39 ft deep, 5.5ºC, 282 µS/cm. (updated 10/28/22)
  • Standingstone Fork drains an area of 13.5 sq miles of Harrison County. The flow above Tappan Lake is unrated, 5.3 ft deep, 9.6ºC, 890µS/cm (updated 10/28/22)
  • Boggs Fork drains an area of 36.6 sq miles in Harrison County. The flow at Piedmont is unrated, 27.79% above mean at 19 cfs and 2 ft deep. (updated 10/28/22)
  • Brushy Fork drains an area of 70 sq miles Harrison County. Flow
  • above Clendening Lake is unrated, 1.49 deep, 6.5ºC, 1650 µS/cm;
  • near Tippecanoe is unrated, 59.86% above mean at 109 cfs and 6.3 ft deep. (updated 10/28/22)
  • Clear Fork drains an area of 23.3 square miles in Harrison County. Flow above Tappan Lake is unrated, 2 ft deep, 19.3ºC, 900 µS/cm. (updated 10/28/22)

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4b Wills Creek Watershed

Flows: parts of Licking, Guernsey, Tuscarawas Counties

  • Wills Creek drains an area of 406 sq miles in Guernsey County, making a northward run and looping back down into the Muskingum system. The flow
  • at Derwent is not rated, 2.81 ft deep;
  • at Cambridge is normal, 27.13% above mean at 42.6 cfs and 1.89 ft deep (flood stage 15ft);
  • below Wills Creek Dam at Wills Creek, 2.06 ft deep (10/28/22). 
  • Seneca Fork drains an area of 118 sq miles in Guernsey County before joining Wills Creek. The flow below Senecaville Dam near Senecaville is not rated, 23.40% above mean at 5.97cfs and 4.37ft deep. (10/28/22)
  • South Fork drains an area of 28.3 sq miles in Noble County before entering Senecaville Lake. The flow above Senecaville Lake is unrated, 3.89 ft deep, ºC, 523 µS/cm. (updated 10/28/22)
  • Beaver Creek drains an area of17 sq miles in Guernsey County before joining up with Wills Creek. The flow above Senecaville Lake is not rated, 4.13 ft deep, 6.7ºC and 793 µS/cm. (10/28/22)
  • Leatherwood Creek drains an area of 69.5 sq miles in Guernsey County. The flow near Kipling is not rated, 19.86% above mean at 14.7 cfs and 2.46 ft deep. (updated 10/28/22)

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4c Little Muskingum River Watershed

Flows:  parts of Washington, Noble, Monroe, Guernsey

  • Little Muskingum River drains an area of 210 sq miles of Washington County; at Bloomfield is flowing above at 15.17% above mean, 16.6 cfs and 2.57 ft deep. (10/28/22)
  • Duck Creek drains an area of 260 sq miles in Washington County. The flow below Whipple is unrated, 12.91% above mean, 25.2 cfs and 1.34 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft) (updated 10/28/22)
  • East Fork Duck Creek drains an area of 99.5 sq miles in Noble County. Flow near Harrietsville not rated, 14.70% above mean at 12.2 cfs and 3.37 ft deep, (flood stage 17 ft) (updated 10/28/22)
  • West Fork Duck Creek drains an area of 84.5 sq miles in Washington County. The flow at Macksburg is not rated, 10.70% above mean at 6.55 cfs and, 6.67 ft deep (flood stage 13 ft)  (updated 10/28/22)

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Spills (0)

 

 

4d Mohican River Watershed

Flows: catching parts of Richland and Ashland Counties

  • Clear Fork Mohican River drains an area of 115 sq miles in Richland County. The streamflow gage
  • at Bellville is unrated, 2.04 ft deep, (flood stage 12ft);
  • below Pleasant Hill Dam near Perrysville is unrated, 0.86 ft deep; (10/29/22)
  • Black Fork Mohican River drains an area of 217 sq miles in Richland County. The flow
  • at Shelby is unrated, 2.80% above mean at 2.50 cfs and 5.76 ft deep (flood stage 15.5 ft);
  • below Charles Mill Dam near Mifflin is, 2.27 ft deep (flood stage 1000 ft);
  • at Loudonville is 3.29 ft deep (flood stage 10 ft) (10/28/22)
  • Lake Fork drains an area of 271 sq miles in Ashland County. The flow below Mohicanville Dam at Mohicanville is up this week, 4.51 ft deep (flood stage 944 ft) (updated 10/28/22)
  • Rocky Fork drains an area of 66.7 sq miles of Richland County. The flow at Lucas is 4.00 ft deep. (updated 10/28/22)

 

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Spills (0)

 

 

4e Walhonding River Watershed

Flows: parts of Knox, Morrow, Ashland, Richland, Coshocton, Holmes Counties

  • Walhonding River drains an area of 2191 sq miles in Coshocton County. The flow
  • below Mohawk Dam at Nellie, 79 ft deep;
  • below Randle is unrated,0.70 ft deep (10/28/22)
  • Kokosing River drains an area of 202 sq miles in Knox County. At Mount Vernon station in Knox County, flow is normal, 49.03% above mean flow at 47.7 cfs and 2.40 ft deep (flood stage 14ft) (10/28/22)
  • Killbuck Creek drains an area of 464 sq miles in Holmes County. The flow at Killbuck in Holmes County is normal, 59.11% above mean flow at 100 cfs and 6.76 ft deep (Flood Stage 15ft). (10/28/22)

 

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4f Licking River Watershed

Flows: parts of Licking County

  • Licking River drains an area of 537 sq miles of Licking County before joining the Muskingum River.  The flow monitor
  • near Newark is normal, 57.63% above mean flow at 128 cfs and 2.63 ft deep (flood Stage 14ft)
  • below Dillon Dam near Dillon Falls the flow is unrated, 4.67 ft deep. (10/28/22)
  • North Fork Licking River drains an area of 241 sq miles of Licking County;
  • at Utica in Licking County is normal, 22.08% above mean at 14.0 cfs, 7.30 ft deep;
  • at Newark, 0.31 ft deep;
  • at Ohio Street in Newark the flow is not rated, 2.88 feet deep. (10/28/22)
  • South Fork Licking River drains an area of 133 sq miles of Licking County. The station
  • at Kirkersville is unrated, 5.49% above historic mean at 4.47 cfs and 4.75 ft deep;
  • near Buckeye Lake flow is unrated, 871.22 ft deep (flood stage 880 ft)
  • near Hebron flow is normal, 17.94% above historic mean at 12.7 cfs and, 1.92 ft deep;
  • at Heath the flow is unrated, 75.89% above mean at more than double the volume, 89.0 cfs and 4.25 ft deep. (10/28/22)
  • Raccoon Creek drains an area of 78.2 sq miles in Licking County. The flow
  • near Granville is unrated, registering 7.46% above mean at 8.18 cfs and 2.84 ft deep (flood stage 13 ft);
  • below Wilson St, Newark, unrated, 78.85% above mean at 10.4 cfs and 5ft deep (flood stage 16 ft) (updated 10/28/22)

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

Spills (1)

  • Nov 11 – unknown amounts of diesel and unknown trade name mixture reported spilled in Licking Township – Licking.

 

 

 

    

 4g Muskingum River Watershed

Flows:  Morgan, Washington, Noble, Muskingum, Coshocton Counties

  • Muskingum River drains an area of 7947 sq miles.
  • Near Coshocton in Coshocton County the Upper Muskingum is flowing normal, 49.01% at 1050 cfs and 5.48 ft deep (flood stage 15ft);
  • at Dresden in Muskingum County is flowing normal, 43.99% above mean at 1110 cfs and 6.02 ft deep (flood Stage 20 ft);
  • at Zanesville, unrated, 8.90 ft deep (flood stage 25 ft);
  • at McConnelsville in Morgan County, the river is flowing normal, 54.80% above mean at 1730 cfs and 2.03 ft deep (flood stage 11ft).
  • at Beverly, unrated, 28.75% above mean at 1710 and 14.97 ft deep (10/28/22)
  • Mill Creek drains an area of 27.2 sq miles in Coshocton County. The flow near Coshocton is normal, 27.75% above mean, 2.22cfs and 1.24 ft deep. (updated 10/28/22)
  • Wakatomika Creek drains an area of 140 sq miles in Muskingum County. The flow near Frazeyburg has been monitored for 84 years, is normal, 44.21% above mean at 19.3 cfs and 4.08 ft deep. (updated 10/28/22)
  • Salt Creek drains 75.7 sq miles of Muskingum County. Flow at Chandlersville is normal, rated 34.85% above mean at 10.6 cfs and 3.70 ft deep. (updated 10/28/22)

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

Spills (1)

  • Nov 11 – 150 gallons of diesel reported spilled in Washington Township – Muskingum.

 

 

 

5 Scioto River Watersheds

 5a Upper Scioto Watershed

Flows: trickling over parts of Madison, Union, Franklin, Pickaway, Champaign, Logan, Marion, Delaware, Morrow, Crawford, Licking, Knox, Fairfield Counties

  • Upper Scioto River drains an area of 980 sq miles in Marion and Delaware Counties. The flow
  • at La Rue in Marion County is normal, ---% above mean at ---cfs, and 2.89 ft deep, (flood Stage 12ft) (Monitor Down);
  • at Prospect in Delaware County is normal, 32.82% above mean at 81.6 cfs and 1.60 ft deep (flood Stage 12ft), 13.3ºC, 487µS/cm;
  • below O’Shaughnessy Dam near Dublin is normal, 22.73% above mean at 83.3cfs, 3.68 ft deep;
  • at 5th Ave Columbus in Franklin County is unrated, 11.25% above mean flow at 139 cfs and 6.95 ft deep;
  • at Columbus flowing normal, 37.84% above mean at 278 cfs and 5.45 ft deep, (flood stage 24 ft);
  • near Commercial Point in Pickaway County the flow is unrated, 15.13% above mean at 452 cfs and 8.52 ft deep. (10/28/22)
  • Mill Creek drains an area of 178 sq miles in Delaware County. The flow at Bellepoint has been monitored for 77 years, normal, 34.57% above mean at 15.8 cfs and, 1.29 ft deep (update 10/28/22)
  • Whetsone Creek drains an area of 37.9 sq miles in Morrow County. The flow at Mt. Gilead is unrated, 16.37% above mean at 7.13 cfs and 2.34 ft deep (flood stage 9 ft) (update 10/28/22)
  • Big Walnut Creek drains an area of in Delaware County. The flow
  • at Sunbury is normal, 6.55% above mean at 5.63 cfs and 4.44 ft deep;
  • at Central College is normal at 105.52% above mean at 125 cfs, and 3.55 ft deep, (flood stage 11.7 ft);
  • at Rees flow is below normal, 28.22% above mean at 102 cfs and 1.59 ft deep (updated 10/28/22)
  • Little Darby Creek drains an area of 162 sq miles in Madison County. The flow at West Jefferson is not rated, 28.41% above mean at 17.4 cfs and 4.87 ft deep. (10/28/22)
  • Big Darby Creek drains an area of 534 sq miles in Pickaway County. The streamflow gauge at Darbyville shows normal this week, 23.56% above mean at 38.9 cfs and 2.04 ft deep. (10/28/22)
  • Hellbranch Run drains an area of 35.8 sq miles in Franklin County. The flow at Harrisburg is normal, 9.60% above historic mean at 1.47 cfs and 4.24 ft deep (10/28/22)
  • Alum Creek drains an area of 189 sq miles in Delaware County. The flow
  • near Kilbourne is unrated, 14.51% above mean at 7.59 cfs and 2.11 ft deep;
  • at Africa is low , 2.81% above mean at 3.19 cfs and 1.03 feet deep; 14.7ºC;
  • at Columbus is not rated, down over a foot to 1.87 ft deep; (10/28/22)
  • Olentangy River drains an area of 157 sq miles in Marion County, 393 sq miles by the time it reaches Delaware. The flow
  • at Claridon in Marion County has been monitored for 51 years. Flow is unrated, 1.47ft deep;
  • near Delaware in Delaware County is normal, 14.76% above mean at 28.2 cfs and 1.66 ft deep (flood Stage 9ft);
  • near Worthington is normal, 24.55% above mean, 74 cfs and 1.82 ft deep;
  • at JH Herrick Dr at Columbus is unrated, 8.51% above mean at 67.9 cfs and 710.80 ft deep. (10/28/22)

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

Spills (2)

  • Nov 11 – 120 gallons of diesel fuel reported spilled in Columbus – Franklin
  • Nov 11 – unknown amounts of material green reported spilled in Sharon Township – Franklin

 

 

 

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 5b Paint Creek Watershed

Flows: parts of Clinton, Ross and Highland Counties

  • Paint Creek drains an area of 249 sq miles in Clinton and Ross Counties. The flow
  • at Greenfield is normal, 30.89% above mean, 30.0 cfs and 1.47 ft deep;
  • near Bainbridge is not rated, 1.84 ft deep, 13.2ºC;
  • near Bourneville is normal, --% above mean at --- cfs and 1.35 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft) (Monitoring Down);
  • at Chillicothe the flow is below normal at 10.90% above historic mean at 79.5 cfs and, 4.89 ft deep. (10/31/22)
  • Rattlesnake Creek drains an area of 209 sq miles in Highland County. The flow at Centerfield is 1.59 ft deep. (updated 10/31/22)
  • Rocky Fork Creek drains an area of 140 sq miles in Highland County. The flow at Barretts Mills is normal, 13.79% above mean discharging 11.3 cfs and 1.60 ft deep. (10/31/22)

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

 

Spills (1)

  • Nov 9 – unknown amounts of manure – material black and organic sheen reported spilled in Paint Township – Fayette – Paint Creek impacted.

 

 

5c Lower Scioto Watershed

Flows:  Parts of Madison, Highland, Franklin, Pickaway, Ross and Pike counties

  • Scioto River (lower) drains an area of 5836 sq miles from its headwaters in Marion County down to its outlet at the Ohio River.
  • The lower end flow at Circleville in Pickaway County is not rated, 21.38% above mean at 619 cfs and 1.20ft deep;
  • at Chillicothe in Ross County, flow has been monitored for 100 years, flow is normal, 35.54% at 547 cfs and 1.84 ft deep (flood stage 16 ft);
  • at Higby in Ross County is normal, 40.42% above mean flow at 749 cfs and 1.29 ft deep;
  • at Piketon in Pike County is not rated, 16.51% above mean, 890 cfs, and 0.88 ft deep.(flood stage 20 ft) (10/31/22)
  • Deer Creek drains an area of 228 sq miles in Madison County. The flow
  • at Mount Sterling is normal, 24.78% above mean at 21.7 cfs and 3.21 ft deep;
  • near Pancoastburg is not rated and 0.63 ft deep;
  • at Williamsport the flow is not rated, 3.35 ft deep (10/31/22)
  • Walnut Creek drains an area of 274 sq miles in Pickaway County. The flow at Ashville is unrated, 20.95% above mean, 48.4 cfs and 4.73 ft deep. (10/31/22)
  • Sunday Creek drains an area of 104 sq miles in Athens County before flowing south and west, joining the Lower Scioto. The flow
  • near Burr Oak 5.47ft deep;
  • at Glouster is, 4.6 ft deep (flood stage 16 ft) (updated 10/31/22)

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (1 active)

Jackson Lake (Jackson County)

Bacterial Contamination Advisory issued Sep 2, 11:10 am ongoing 92 days as of Nov 16 for high bacteria level

Monitoring by Ohio DNR once every two weeks

 

Sampling test results: (latest lab results posted as of Nov 10)

  • Aug 31 E.coli 717 cfu/100ml (Coliform/E. coli Enzyme substrate test; ONPG-MUG test)
  • Aug 17 E.coli 10 cfu/100ml (Coliform/E. coli Enzyme substrate test; ONPG-MUG test)

Location: 38.901829/-82.5942

 

 

Spills (0)

 

 

5d Little Scioto – Tygarts Watershed

  • Tygart’s Creek drains 242 sq miles in Greenup County flowing north to the Ohio River.  The flow near Greenup, KY is below normal flow this week, 5.09% above the mean, 4.15 cfs, 2.76 ft deep. (10/31/22)

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

Spills (0)

 

 

6 Miami River Watersheds

6a Upper Great Miami Watershed

Flows: clearing parts of Hardin, Logan, Shelby, Miami, Darke, Clark and Montgomery Counties

  • Great Miami River (Upper) drains an area of 1149 sq miles in Hardin, Logan, Shelby, Miami and Darke and Montgomery Counties. The flow monitoring station closest to the head of the river is at Sidney, in Shelby County. The flow
  • at Sidney is normal, 41.66% above mean at 92.6 cfs and 1.01 ft deep (flood stage 10ft);
  • at Piqua flow is unrated, 8.39% over mean, 89.9 cfs and 0.94 ft deep (flood stage is 14 ft);
  • at Troy is normal, 30.94% above mean at 117 cfs and 1.88 ft deep (flood stage 14 ft);
  • at Taylorsville is normal, 39.91% above mean , 168 cfs and, 1.51 ft deep (flood stage 22 ft) (updated 10/31/22)
  • Loramie Creek drains an area of 257 sq miles in Shelby County. The flow
  • near Newport is above normal, 31.92% above mean, 16.9 cfs and 3.50 ft deep;
  • at Lockington in Shelby County is normal, 26.82% above mean, 16.6 cfs and 0.42 ft deep. (flood stage 35 ft) (updated 10/31/22)
  • Bokengehalas Creek drains an area of 40.4 sq miles of Logan County. The station at de Graff is not rated, 82.27% above mean, 25.1 cfs and 1.49 ft deep; (updated 10/31/22)
  • Mad River drains a combined area of 635 sq miles in Clark, Champaign, Greene and Logan Counties. Flow
  • at West Liberty is unrated, 73.95% above mean, 22.8 cfs and 2.45 feet deep;
  • near Urbana is normal, 115.87% above mean 103 cfs and 3.01 ft deep, (flood stage 11 ft);
  • at St. Paris Pike is normal, 96.14% above mean, 178 cfs and 6.12 ft deep;
  • at Springfield is normal, 97.47% above mean at 368 cfs and 1.13 ft deep (flood stage 8ft);
  • near Dayton is normal, 83.89% above mean, 383 cfs and, 2.59 ft deep (flood stage 25ft) (updated 10/31/22)
  • Greenville Creek drains an area of 193 sq miles in Warren and Darke Counties. The flow near Bradford is normal, 67.02% above mean, 38.9 cfs and 1.42 ft deep. (updated 10/31/22)
  • Stillwater River drains an area of 503 sq miles in Miami County. The flow
  • at Pleasant Hill is normal, 35.93% above mean, 61.6 cfs and 1.22 ft deep, 12.7C;
  • at Englewood is normal, 39.60% above mean at 87.6 cfs and 2.48 ft deep (flood stage 58 ft) (10/31/22)

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0)

 

Spills (1)

  • Nov 11 – 74 gallons of diesel fuel reported spilled in Mad River Township – Clark.

 

 

6b Lower Great Miami Watersheds

Flows: take off from Hamilton, Montgomery, Preble and Butler Counties

  • Great Miami River drains an area of 3838 sq miles in Ohio, with the lower portion taking runoff from sq miles in Hamilton and Butler Counties.
  • At Dayton flow is normal, 45.17% above mean at 560 cfs and 23.68 ft deep (flood stage 41ft);
  • at Miamisburg, Montgomery County flow is normal, 59.79% above mean at 805 cfs and 3.71 ft deep (flood stage 16ft);
  • at Franklin the flow is unrated, 27.99% above mean at 754 cfs and 0.70 ft deep (flood stage 14 ft);
  • at Middletown flow is unrated, 40.59% above mean at 850 cfs and 2.06 ft deep(flood stage 12 ft) --°C;
  • at Hamilton flow is normal, 33% above mean at 915 cfs and 62.82 feet deep (flood stage 75ft);
  • at Miamitown the flow is unrated, 0.75 ft deep (flood stage 16ft) (updated 10/31/22)
  • Wolf Creek drains an area of 68.7 sq miles in Montgomery County into the Great Miami River. The flow at Dayton is normal, 45.17% above mean flow at 560 cfs and 2.37 ft deep (updated 10/31/22)
  • Holes Creek drains an area of 18.7 sq miles in Montgomery County into the Great Miami River. The flow near Kettering is unrated, 46.44% above mean at 11.1 cfs and 2.55 ft deep.  (updated 10/31/22)
  • Twin Creek drains an area of 275 sq miles of Montgomery County into the Great Miami River. The flow near Germantown is normal, 40.47% above mean at 23.4 cfs and 0.53 ft deep (flood stage 62 ft).  (updated 10/31/22)
  • Sevenmile Creek drai1ns 69 sq miles of Preble County into the Great Miami River. The flow at Camden is normal, 43.97% above mean at 7.99 cfs and 3.33 ft deep. (updated 10/31/22)

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

Spills (1)

  • Nov 9 – unknown amounts of swine manure reported spilled in Newberry Township – Miami.

 

 

6c Little Miami Watershed

Flows: sending water from Clark, Clermont, Warren and Greene Counties

  • Little Miami River drains an area of 1203 sq miles in Clark and Greene Counties. The flow
  • near Oldtown is normal, 45% above mean at 21.2 cfs and, 1.46 ft deep, 12.7°C;
  • near Spring Valley is unrated, 2.46 ft deep (flood stage 11ft);
  • at Milford is normal, 17.86% above mean, 117 cfs, and, 4.81 ft deep (flood stage 17ft) (updated 10/31/22)
  • East Fork Little Miami River drains an area of 476 sq miles in Clermont County. Flow
  • at Williamsburg is unrated, 12.10% above mean at 9.04 cfs and 0.51 ft deep;
  • below Harsha Dam near Bantam in Clermont County is 15.50 ft deep, water temperature is 20.9°C;
  • at Perintown is normal, 20.92% above mean at 79.0 cfs and 2.36 ft deep (flood stage 19ft) (updated 10/31/22)
  • Massies Creek drains an area of 63.2 sq miles in Greene County into the Little Miami River. The flow monitoring station at Wilberforce is normal, 23.58% above mean at 6.23 cfs and 2.09 ft deep. (updated 10/31/22)
  • Caesar Creek drains an area of 239 sq miles in Warren County into the Little Miami River. The flow near Wellman is unrated, 5.22 ft deep and 16°C (updated 10/31/22)
  • O’Bannon Creek drains an area of 54 sq miles in Clermont County. The flow at Loveland is unrated, 24.75% above mean flow, 15.8 cfs and 1.23 ft deep;  (updated 10/31/22)

Hazardous Algal Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

Spills (1)

  • Nov 10 – unknown amounts of unknown material reported spilled in Mariemont – Hamilton.

 

 

 

 

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Provisional data may be inaccurate due to instrument malfunctions or physical changes at the measurement site. Subsequent review based on field inspections and measurements may result in significant revisions to the data.

Data users are cautioned to consider carefully the provisional nature of the information before using it for decisions that concern personal or public safety or the conduct of business that involves substantial monetary or operational consequences.

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