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With the Flow Ohio – Watershed Report for the Week of August 15 to 21, 2022




Table of Content

Contents

Introduction. 12

Flows: 12

Groundwater Monitor 12

Hazardous Algae Blooms (HABs) Beach Alerts. 12

Spills. 13

Impaired Water Bodies EPA 303d list 13

  1. Southern Lake Erie Watersheds 14

1a Grand River Watershed. 14

Flows. 14

Groundwater Monitor 14

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active) 14

Spills (0 new) 14

1b Ashtabula River - Chagrin River Watershed. 14

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (6 active) 15

Lake Erie – Sims Beach (Cuyahoga County) 15

Lake Erie – Noble Beach (Cuyahoga County) 15

Lake Erie – Moss Point Beach (Cuyahoga County) 16

Lake Erie – Edgepoint Beach (Cuyahoga County) 16

Lake Erie – Arcadia Beach (Cuyahoga County) 16

Lake Erie – Utopia Beach (Cuyahoga County) 16

Spills (4 new) 17

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active) 19

Spills (4 new) 19

1d Black River - Rocky River Watershed. 19

Groundwater Monitor 20

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (2 active) 21

Lake Erie - Century Beach (Lorain County) 21

Lake Erie – Community Park Beach (Lorain County) 21

Lake Erie – Lakewood Beach Park (Lorain County) 21

Spills (2 new) 22

2 Western Lake Erie Watersheds 22

2a Huron River/Vermillion River 22

Groundwater Monitor 23

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (3 active) 23

Lake Erie – Sherod Park Beach (Erie County) 23

Lake Erie – Nokomis (Erie County) 23

Lake Erie – Lakefront Park (Erie County) 23

Lake Erie – Sawmill Creek (Erie County) 24

Spills (0 new) 24

2b Sandusky River Watershed. 24

Flows: parts of Sandusky, Seneca, Wyandot, Crawford (4 Main) also parts of Erie, Ottawa, Wood, Huron, Hancock, Hardin, Marion, and Richland counties. 24

Groundwater Monitor 25

Hazardous Algae Blooms (HABs)Beach Alerts (1 active) 25

Lake Erie – Lions Park (Erie County) 25

Spills (0 new) 26

2c Blanchard River Watershed. 26

Groundwater Monitor 26

DRASTIC groundwater vulnerability rating at test well: 140-159 Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alert (0 active) 27

Spills (0 new) 27

2d Cedar River-Portage River Watershed. 27

Groundwater Monitor 27

DRASTIC groundwater vulnerability rating at test well: 200-250 Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs)Beach Alert (0 active) 27

Spills (0 new) 27

2e Auglaize River Watershed. 27

Flows: washes parts of Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Paulding, Williams, Wood 27

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alert (0 active) 28

Spills (0 new) 28

2f - Lower Maumee River Watershed. 28

Flows: streams from parts of Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Paulding, Williams, 28

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs)Beach Alert (0 active) 29

Spills (0 new) 29

2g Upper Wabash River Watershed. 29

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alert (0 active) 29

Spills (0 new) 29

2h St. Mary’s River Watershed. 29

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs)Beach Alert (2 active) 30

Grand Lake - St. Mary’s Camp, Windy Point (Auglaize County) 30

Grand Lake, St. Marys Main West (Auglaize County) 30

Spills (0 new) 30

2i Upper Maumee River Watershed. 30

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs)Beach Alert (0 active) 31

Spills (0 new) 31

2j Tiffin River 31

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alert (1 active) 31

Harrison Lake – Harrison (Fulton County) 31

Spills (0 new) 32

2k St. Joseph River 32

3 Ohio River Tributaries. 32

3a Shenango River Watershed. 32

Flows. 33

Groundwater Monitor 33

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active) 33

Spills (0 new) 33

3b Mahoning River 33

Flows. 33

Groundwater Monitor 34

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active) 34

Spills (4 new) 34

3c Little Beaver Watershed. 35

Groundwater Monitor 35

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active) 35

Spills (0 new) 35

3d Wheeling Creek Watershed. 35

Groundwater Monitor 36

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active) 36

Spills (0 new) 36

3e Shade River Watershed. 36

Groundwater Monitor 36

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active) 36

Spills (0 new) 36

3f Hocking River Watershed. 36

Groundwater Monitor 37

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active) 37

Spills (0 new) 37

3g Raccoon Creek – Symmes Creek Watershed. 37

Groundwater Monitor 37

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active) 37

Spills (0 new) 37

3h Middle Ohio – White Oak Watershed. 37

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active) 37

Spills (0 new) 37

3i Middle Ohio – Laughery Watershed. 37

Hazardous Algal Bloom (HABs) Beach Alert (1 active) 38

East Fork Lake, East Fork Campground. 38

Spills (0 new) 38

 4 Muskingum River Watersheds. 39

4a Tuscarawas River Watershed. 39

Groundwater Monitor 41

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active) 41

Spills (2 new) 41

4b Wills Creek Watershed. 42

Groundwater Monitor 42

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active) 42

Spills (0 new) 42

4c Little Muskingum River Watershed. 43

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active) 43

Spills (0 new) 43

4d Mohican River Watershed. 43

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active) 44

Spills (0 new) 44

- June 21, Unknown amounts of Construction Debris was spilled in Knox Township of Holmes County. There was no material recovered from the environment. 44

4e Walhonding River Watershed. 44

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active) 45

Spills (0 new) 45

4f Licking River Watershed. 45

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active) 45

Spills (0 new) 45

4g Muskingum River Watershed. 45

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active) 46

Spills (0 new) 46

5 Scioto River Watersheds. 46

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (1 active) 48

Madison Lake – Madison Lake Park (Madison County) 48

Spills (3 new) 49

5b Paint Creek Watershed. 50

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (1 active) 50

Deer Creek – Deer Creek State Park (Fayette County) 50

Spills (0 new) 51

5c Lower Scioto Watershed. 51

Groundwater Monitor 52

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active) 52

Spills (1 new) 52

5d Little Scioto Watershed. 52

- Tygart’s Creek. 52

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active) 52

Spills (1 new) 52

6 Miami River Watersheds. 52

6a Upper Great Miami Watershed. 52

Groundwater Monitor 54

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (2 active) 54

Kiser Lake – Kiser Lake (Champaign County) 54

CJ Brown Reservoir – Buck Creek Main (Clark County) 54

Spills (1 new) 54

6b Lower Great Miami Watersheds 55

Groundwater Monitor 56

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active) 56

Spills (0 new) 56

6c Little Miami Watershed. 56

Hazardous Algal Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (2 active) 57

Little Miami River, Camp Dennison Municipal Park, Clermont County. 57

Little Miami River – Isaak Walton League, Loveland (Clermont County) 57

Spills (0 new) 58

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, and 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 inflood 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 Monitor

With source data from USGS Groundwater Watch test wells, the “depth to water” in feet and inches is updated monthly here; the higher depth to water measurement represents a lower groundwater level.

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. 

Hazardous Algae Blooms (HABs) Beach Alerts

Hazardous Algae Bloom is the common term for what is actually bacteria. Cyanobacteria has different forms, from 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 dangerous compounds, which is why we monitor and test. Important to note, toxins can be present in the water when the bloom itself is no longer visible.

Bacterial Contamination Alerts are symbolized on Ohio BeachGuard with a yellow flag.

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.

Recreational Public Health Alerts are symbolized with a red flag on Ohio BeachGuard. Alerts from the BeachGuard site are reported here in the watershed area, listing the County, the water body impacted, including bacterial contamination and algal toxin sample test results, location details. If you see a bloom, fill out the report on Ohio EPA https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/ac459f1f0b344bfa93c0486b028fbba6

email reports to HABmailbox@epa.ohio.gov

Spills

Spills 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.

◆ Denotes a new spill report of 40 gallons or more of petroleum; or, a very toxic spill regardless of volume; or, a spill of any amount impacting a water body

  • Denotes a spill within the calendar month, carried over from a previous weekly report.
  • Spills impacting water bodies, large spills and very toxic spills will be highlighted in yellow and followed up with Ohio EPA authorities.

See the Ohio Crime Box for spills we are tracking, following up with the authorities for more information on the clean-up and in some cases, EPA actions taken under the Clean Water Act.

Impaired Water Bodies EPA 303d list

As per the Clean Water Act, the 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 the federal EPA, 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, 83.5% above mean at 233 cfs and 2.34 ft deep (flood stage 12.5 ft), 27.0°C and 456 µS/cm (update 08/09/22)

Groundwater Monitor

Geauga County – declining trend, small decrease again this week

USGS 412331081123000 GE-22 Groundwater monitoring station in Geauga County reporting 12.76 feet depth to water level, feet below land surface, Pottsville Formation (updated 06-20-2022)

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

Spills (0 new)

  • July 15th, 2022 – In Farmington Township (Trumbull), there was a spill of transformer oil. We don’t know how much was spilled and none of the material was recovered. (41.353, -80.965) (Case#2207EPA0001072)

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 much above normal, 201.24% above mean at 152 cfs and 2.02 ft deep; 25.7°C (updated 08/09/22)
  • Chagrin River drains an area of 246 sq miles of Lake County into Lake Erie. Flow at Willoughby station, above normal, 126.51% above mean at 175 cfs and 3.51 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft) (updated 08/09/22)
  • Unnamed tributary to Chagrin River drains 7.69 sq miles of Cuyahoga County. The flow
  • at Pepper Pike is unrated, 2.03 cfs and up half a foot, 6.02 ft deep;
  • at Mayfield Village is unrated, 30.16% above mean at 0.38 cfs and .52 ft deep; (updated 08/09/22)
  • Euclid Creek drains an area of 5.13 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow
  • - at South Euclid is unrated, 1.53 cfs and 0.56 ft deep;
  • - at Cleveland is unrated, 12.4% above mean at 12.4 cfs and 2.27 ft deep (updated 08/09/22)
  • East Branch at Euclid Creek drains 7.11 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at Richmond Heights is unrated, 83.10% above mean at 5.85 cfs and 1.41 ft deep (updated 08/09/22)

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (6 active)

Lake Erie – Sims Beach (Cuyahoga County)

Bacterial Contamination Advisory

August 10 – ongoing, for high bacteria level

  • Testing results:
  • Aug 11 e-coli 1300 cfu/100ml (Colilert- 18 hr)
  • Aug 9 e-coli 5475 cfu/100ml (Colilert- 18 hr)

Location: 41.616081/-81.524223

Contact: Laura Travers (LTravers@cityofeuclid.com)

Lake Erie – Noble Beach (Cuyahoga County)

Bacterial Contamination Advisory

Testing results:

  • Aug 11 E-coli 488 cfu/100ml (Colilert- 18 hr)
  • Aug 9 E-coli 3255 cfu/100ml (Colilert- 18 hr)
  • Aug 2 E-coli 88 cfu/100ml (Colilert- 18 hr)

For more information: Phone (216) 731-6988 Tina Grzincic

Location 41.614941/-81.527519

Lake Erie – Moss Point Beach (Cuyahoga County)

Bacterial Contamination Advisory issued Aug 9 – ongoing

Sampling test results:

  • Aug 11 E-coli 488 cfu/100ml (Colilert- 18 hr)
  • Aug 9 E-coli 2909 cfu/100ml (Colilert- 18 hr)
  • Aug 2 E-coli 63 cfu/100ml (Colilert- 18 hr)

Location: 41.612839/-81.531723

Contact: Tel: (216) 731-3126 David Proboski

Lake Erie – Edgepoint Beach (Cuyahoga County)

Bacterial Contamination Advisory issued Aug 9 – ongoing

Sampling test results:

  • Aug 11 E-coli 488 cfu/100ml (Colilert- 18 hr)
  • Aug 9 E-coli 2420 cfu/100ml (Colilert- 18 hr)
  • Aug 2 E-coli 58 cfu/100ml (Colilert- 18 hr)

Location: 41.610222/-81.535728

Contact: Tel: (216) 469-8793 Eileen Reed

Lake Erie – Arcadia Beach (Cuyahoga County)

Bacterial Contamination Advisory issued Aug 2 – ongoing

Sampling test results:

  • Aug 11 E-coli 866 cfu/100ml (Colilert- 18 hr)
  • Aug 9 E-coli 2420 cfu/100ml (Colilert- 18 hr)
  • Aug 2 E-coli 2420 cfu/100ml (Colilert- 18 hr)

Location: 41.605259/-81.543022

Contact: Tel: (216) 240-1413Laura Kunchik

Lake Erie – Utopia Beach (Cuyahoga County)

Bacterial Contamination Advisory issued Aug 9 – ongoing

Sampling test results:

  • Aug 11 E-coli 345 cfu/100ml (Colilert- 18 hr)
  • Aug 9 E-coli 3448 cfu/100ml (Colilert- 18 hr)
  • Aug 2 E-coli 13 cfu/100ml (Colilert- 18 hr)

Location: 41.604698/-81.543709

Contact: Tel: (216) 240-1413 Maryann Hiti

Spills (4 new)

◆ Aug 3, 9:30 am 100 gallons of trade name mixture/solution reported spilled in Conneaut area (Ashtabula). Case # 2208EPA0001170. None of the solution is reported recovered.

◆ Aug 3, 1:41 pm a vehicle reported on or off the road has spilled a quantity of diesel (combustible fuel), 95 gallons is reported recovered from the site near Euclid (Cuyahoga). Case# 2208EPA0001172.

◆ July 26, 12:59 pm a leak of unknown amount of natural gas occurred in Cleveland (Cuyahoga). Case # 2207EPA0001134. The leak was not reported to impact state waters. No contaminant recovered.

&#967 0;July 25, 11:30 am a report of a vehicle on or off road near Bratenahl (Cuyahoga) spilled 60 gallons of diesel, classified as a combustible fuel. Case# 2207EPA0001127. None of the diesel reported recovered.

  • July 16th, 2022 – Unknown amounts of non-sewage sludge was spilled in Bainbridge Township, Geauga County. No materials reported recovered.
  • July 18th, 2022 – Unknown amounts of material blue was spilled in Russell Township, Geauga County. No material reported recovered.

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: 116.98% above mean at 110 cfs and 1.96 ft deep (flood stage 7ft);
  • at Old Portage, flow is normal, 91.71% above mean at 195 cfs and 2.67 feet deep (flood at 10.5ft);
  • at Jaite station is unrated, 67.38% above mean at 359 cfs, 2.78 ft deep, 24.3°C;
  • at Independence station, flowing normal, 120.45% above mean at 536 cfs and up more than half a foot, 3.39 ft deep, (flood at 17 ft), 24.2°C and 751 µS/cm;
  • at the Newburgh Heights station nearest the outlet in Cuyahoga County flow is not rated: 56.26% above mean at 616 cfs; 24° (updated 08/09/22)
  • West Creek drains an area of 9.23 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow
  • at Pleasant Valley Rd near Parma is unrated, 17.92% above mean at 0.74 cfs and 9.11 ft deep (8.85 ft is minimum operating limit);
  • at Ridgewood Road, Parma is unrated, flowing 24.29% above mean at 2.15 cfs and 4.77 ft deep (flood stage 10ft);
  • at Brooklyn Heights (nearest to the outlet) is unrated, 25.13% above mean at 6.05 cfs and 1.24 ft deep. (updated 08/09/22)
  • Mill Creek gathers runoff and drains 12.9 sq miles in the Cuyahoga River watershed; the flow
  • at Garfield Heights is unrated, 55% above mean and 8.86 cfs and .81 ft deep;
  • at Garfield Parkway flow is unrated, 17.04% above mean at 4.80 cfs and 1.51 ft deep (flood stage 7.5 ft) (updated 08/09/22)
  • Big Creek drains an area of 35.3 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at Cleveland is unrated, 52% above mean at 31.0 cfs and 2.81 ft deep. (updated 08/09/22)
  • East Branch Big Creek collects flow from 19.2 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at Brooklyn is unrated, 48% above mean at 7.52 cfs and 2.04 ft deep. (updated 08/09/22)
  • Brandywine Creek drains an area of 16.4 sq miles in Summit County. The flow near Macedonia is unrated, 28.91% above mean at 5.79 cfs and 3.04 ft deep, (flood stage is 13 ft). (updated 08/09/22)
  • Indian Creek drains an area of 4.49 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at Macedonia is unrated, 27.83% above mean at 1.50 cfs and 1.01 ft deep (flood stage 9.5ft) (updated 08/09/22)
  • Tinkers Creek drains an area of 83.9 sq miles of Cuyahoga County, flow at Bedford is normal, 93.58% above mean at 67.6 cfs and 2.59 ft deep (flood at 9.5 ft). (updated 08/09/22)
  • Chippewa Creek drains an area of 17.5 sq miles in Cuyahoga County before joining the Cuyahoga River. The flow near Brecksville is unrated, 48.34% above mean at 8.59 cfs and 2.68 ft deep (updated 08/09/22)
  • Doan Brook drains an area of 8.2 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at MLK Jr. Dr Cleveland is unrated, 1.75 cfs and 1.73 ft deep. (updated 08/09/22)

USGS does not list groundwater monitors in Cuyahoga County.

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

Spills (4 new)

◆ Aug 3, 4pm 55 gallons of unspecified oil/grease was reported spilled near Akron (Summit). Case # 2208EPA0001174. No material reported recovered.

◆ Aug 1, 3:30 pm a spill of 40 gallons of transformer oil (non-PCB) occurred in Middlefield Township (Geauga) between Middlefield and Burton. 35 gallons of transformer oil reported recovered. Case # 2208EPA0001164.

◆ July 25, 11 am spill of motor oil and another oil product not specified reported spilled in Ravenna Township off Route 67. Case # 2207EPA0001126 3 gallons of motor oil reported recovered. 

◆ July 29, 11:20 pm a spill of fuel oil/home heating oil of unknown amount was reported in Richfield (Summit). Case # 2207EPA0001151

  • July 15th, 2022 – In Cleveland (Cuyahoga) was diesel fuel spill. The amount was not reported, but none of the material was recovered. Lake Erie impacted. (41.533, -81.648)(Case#2207EPA0001076)
  • July 14th, 2022 – In Twinsburg (Summit) was a 50-gallon spill of Cyclohexane. None of the material was reported recovered. (41.291)(Case#2207EPA0001067)

1d Black River - Rocky River Watershed

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

  • Black River drains an area of 396 sq miles of Lorain County into Lake Erie. Flow at Elyria is above normal, 114.76% above mean flow, 70.9 cfs and 1.24 ft deep. (flood stage 9.5 ft) 22.2°C. Specific conductance 486 µS/cm. (updated 08/09/22)
  • Rocky River drains an area of 267 sq miles of Cuyahoga County into Lake Erie. Flow at Berea is normal, 42.5 cfs and 4.09 ft deep, (flood stage 14 ft), 15.2ºC. (updated 08/09/22)
  • East Branch Rocky River drains an area of 60.3 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow near Strongsville is 50.85% above mean and 17.3 cfs and 5.66 ft deep. (update 08/09/22)
  • Plum Creek drains 15.7 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow near Olmstead Falls is unrated, 20.00% above mean, 0.75 cfs and 1.42 ft deep (flood at 8ft). (updated 08/09/22)
  • Abram Creek drains an area of 8.12 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow
  • at Kolthoff Dr./Brook Park is unrated, 28.75% above mean at 3.62 cfs and half last week’s depth, 0.44 ft;
  • at Brook Park is not rated, 1.56 ft deep (min operating limit .19ft) (updated 08/09/22)
  • Baldwin Creek drains an area of 8.9 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at Strongsville is unrated, 66.92% above mean at 3.58 cfs and 2.32 ft deep. (updated 08/09/22)

Groundwater Monitor

Ashland County

Station ‘70700 Name:AS-2 OH
Depth to water 20.55 ft Measurement Date: 4/20/2022
Description from USGS Groundwater Watch:

Latitude 40°53'03", Longitude 82°17'07" NAD27
Ashland County, Ohio, Hydrologic Unit 05040002

Well depth: 64 feet
Hole depth: 64.0 feet
Land surface altitude: 977feet above NAVD88.
Well completed in "Sand and gravel aquifers (glaciated regions)" (N100GLCIAL) national aquifer.
Well completed in "Outwash" (112OTSH) local aquifer

Station: ‘3000 Name:AS-3 OH
Depth to water 10.66 ft Measurement Date:4/20/2022

Latitude 40°54'25", Longitude 82°17'30" NAD27
Ashland County, Ohio, Hydrologic Unit 05040002

Well depth: 78 feet
Hole depth: 78.0 feet
Land surface altitude: 987feet above NAVD88.
Well completed in "Sand and gravel aquifers (glaciated regions)" (N100GLCIAL) national aquifer.
Well completed in "Outwash" (112OTSH) local aquifer

Periodic Measurement of these wells means that we will not have new measurements to report every week, we will continue to monitor the USGS site for updates and post accordingly. Checked for new measurements 08-14-22.

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (3 active)

Lake Erie - Century Beach (Lorain County)

Bacterial Contamination Advisory – Aug 12, ongoing

  • July 13, 2022 Advisory issued for high bacteria level;
  • July 14 Advisory lifted
  • July 14: e-coli 579 cfu/100ml

Location 41.477936/-82.154121

Lake Erie – Community Park Beach (Lorain County)

Bacterial Contamination Advisory – issued Aug 12, ongoing

Sampling test results:

  • Aug 11 E-coli 365.4 cfu/100ml (Colilert 2000 - IDEXX)
  • Aug 9 E-coli 158.5 cfu/100ml (Colilert 2000 - IDEXX)
  • Aug 2 E-coli 2419.2 cfu/100ml (Colilert 2000 - IDEXX)
  • Monitoring: Lorain County Health District 4 times a week

Location: 41.49064/-82.1123

Lake Erie – Lakewood Beach Park (Lorain County)

Bacterial Contamination Advisory – issued Aug 9, ongoing

Sampling test results:

  • Aug 11 E-coli 325.5 cfu/100ml (Colilert 2000 - IDEXX)
  • Aug 10 E-coli 435.2 cfu/100ml (Colilert 2000 - IDEXX)
  • Aug 9 E-coli 2419.2 cfu/100ml (Colilert 2000 - IDEXX)
  • Aug 8 E-coli 1046.2 cfu/100ml (Colilert 2000 - IDEXX)
  • Aug 4 E-coli 127.4 cfu/100ml (Colilert 2000 - IDEXX)

Monitoring: Lorain County Health District 4 times a week

Location: 41.48756/-82.12261

Spills (2 new)

◆ July 26, 10 am reported spill of an unknown amount of gasoline (25% ethanol) and unknown amount of motor oil in Lorain Township (Lorain), impacting Black River. Case # 2207EPA0001132. 

◆ Aug 2, 1:56 pm - report of unknown/undetermined type of white material spilled in the North Olmstead area(Cuyahoga). It is not known how much was spilled, no material reported recovered from the spill site. Case# 2208EPA0001167.

  • July 20th, 2022 – Unknown amounts of diesel fuel and motor oil were spilled in Lorain, Lorain County. Black River Waterway affected. No material reported recovered.
  • July 18th, 2022 – Unknown amounts of material black were spilled in Liverpool township, Medina County. Unnamed waterway affected. No material reported recovered. (41.26, -81.954)

2 Western Lake Erie Watersheds

2a Huron River/Vermillion River

Flows: parts of Erie, Huron, and 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 above normal, 136.06% above mean, at 50.9 cfs and 2.29 ft deep (flood stage 9ft); (updated 08/09/22)
  • 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, 111.06% above mean at 76.1 cfs and 6.29 ft deep, (flood stage is 18 ft). 0°C, 461 µS/cm (updated 08/09/22)
  • Old Woman Creek drains 22.1 sq miles in Erie County. At Berlin Rd near Huron, is normal, 63.9% above mean, 0.85 cfs and 1.60 ft deep (updated 08/09/22)

 Groundwater Monitor

Declining trend

Erie County - Site ‘3900 E10-OH: depth to water 41.25 ft as of 08-11-22

(Highest water level on record: 2.23 ft, June 2011; Lowest water level on record: 65.23ft Jan 2017)

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (3 active)

Lake Erie – Sherod Park Beach (Erie County)

Bacteria Contamination Advisory issued Aug 13, ongoing

Sampling Test Results:

  • Aug 12 E.coli 290.9 cfu/100ml (Colilert-18 hr, 2000)
  • Aug 11 E-coli 172.3 cfu/100ml (Colilert-18 hr, 2000)
  • Aug 10 E.coli 8 cfu/100ml (Colilert-18 hr, 2000)
  • Aug 9 E-coli 3 cfu/100ml (Colilert-18 hr, 2000)

Monitoring: Erie County District Health, 5 times a week

Location:41.416969/-82.389671

Lake Erie – Nokomis (Erie County)

Bacteria Contamination Advisory issued Aug 10, ongoing

  • Aug 12 E.coli 235.9 cfu/100ml (Colilert-18 hr, 2000)
  • Aug 11 E.coli 7 cfu/100ml (Colilert-18 hr, 2000)
  • Aug 10 E.coli 3 cfu/100ml (Colilert-18 hr, 2000)
  • Aug 9 E.coli 6 cfu/100ml (Colilert-18 hr, 2000)
  • Aug 8 E.coli 4 cfu/100ml (Colilert-18 hr, 2000)

Monitoring by Erie County Health District, 5 times a week

Location 41.42728/-82.352638

Lake Erie – Linwood Beach (Erie County)

Bacteria Contamination Advisory issued Aug 10, ongoing

For high bacteria levels

Sampling Test Results:

  • Aug 12 E.coli 248.1 cfu/100ml (Colilert-18 hr, 2000)
  • Aug 11 E-coli 980.4 cfu/100ml (Colilert-18 hr, 2000)
  • Aug 10 E.coli 8 cfu/100ml (Colilert-18 hr, 2000)
  • Aug 9 E-coli 1 cfu/100ml (Colilert-18 hr, 2000)
  • Aug 8 E-coli 8 cfu/100ml (Colilert-18 hr, 2000)

Monitoring: Erie County District Health, 5 times a week

Location:41.427071/-82.356827

Lake Erie – Lagoons Beach (Erie County)

Bacteria Contamination Advisory issued Aug 10, 8:59 am, ongoing

For high bacteria levels

Sampling Test Results: (Vermillion River East)

  • Aug 12 E.coli 770.1 cfu/100ml (Colilert-18 hr, 2000)
  • Aug 11 E-coli 866.4 cfu/100ml (Colilert-18 hr, 2000)
  • Aug 10 E.coli 3 cfu/100ml (Colilert-18 hr, 2000)
  • Aug 9 E-coli 1 cfu/100ml (Colilert-18 hr, 2000)
  • Aug 8 E-coli 6 cfu/100ml (Colilert-18 hr, 2000)

Monitoring: Erie County District Health, 5 times a week

Location:41.4286/-82.358543

Lake Erie – Darby Creek (Erie County)

Bacterial Contamination Advisory issued Aug 11, 9 am, ongoing for high bacteria levels

  • Aug 12 E.coli 325.5 cfu/100ml (Colilert-18 hr, 2000)
  • Aug 10 E-coli 727 cfu/100ml (Colilert-18 hr, 2000)
  • Aug 8 E.coli 3 cfu/100ml (Colilert-18 hr, 2000)
  • Aug 5 E-coli 5 cfu/100ml (Colilert-18 hr, 2000)
  • Aug 3 E-coli 6 cfu/100ml (Colilert-18 hr, 2000)

Monitored by Erie County Health District, 3 times per week

Location: 41.413155/-82.398567

Lake Erie – Lake Front Park (Erie County)

Bacterial Contamination Advisory issued Aug 12, 8:41 am for high bacteria level, ongoing

Sampling test results:

  • Aug 12 E.coli 2419.6 cfu/100ml (Colilert-18 hr, 2000 IDEXX)
  • Aug 11 E-coli 2419.6 cfu/100ml (Colilert-18 hr, 2000 IDEXX)
  • Aug 10 E.coli 231 cfu/100ml (Colilert-18 hr, 2000, IDEXX)
  • Aug 9 E-coli 6 cfu/100ml (Colilert-18 hr, 2000, IDEXX)
  • Aug 8 E-coli 3 cfu/100ml (Colilert-18 hr, 2000, IDEXX)

Monitoring by Erie County Community Health 5 times per week

Location: 41.398251/-82.553787

Spills (0 new)

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 above normal, 97.47% above mean at 25 cfs and 0.93 ft deep (reading same as last week) (floods at 8.5 ft);
  • near Upper Sandusky much above normal flow, 298.09% above mean at 203 cfs and 2.03 ft deep (flood at 13 ft);
  • at Fremont, much above normal, 529.61% above mean at 1260 cfs and 2.24 ft deep (floods at 10ft); (08/09/22)
  • Honey Creek drains an area of 149 sq miles of Seneca County into the Sandusky River. The flow at Melmore in Seneca County is above normal, 181.82% above mean, a little slower than last week at this time, at 28.6 cfs and 2.31 ft deep. (08/09/22)
  • Rock Creek drains an area of 34.6 sq miles in Seneca County into the Sandusky River. The flow
  • at Republic is unrated, 650.00% above mean at 0.26 cfs and 3.73 ft deep;
  • at Tiffin is below normal,43.39% above mean at 1.28 cfs and 3.61 ft deep (updated 08/09/22)
  • Tymochtee Creek drains an area of 229 sq miles in Wyandot County into Sandusky River. The flow at Crawford is much above normal, 464.09% above mean at 75.6 cfs and 2.48 ft deep (flood stage 8.5 ft). (updated 08/09/22)

Groundwater Monitor

Crawford County Station’3100 CR-1-OH depth to water 16.64 ft as at 4-20-2022

Well Description from USGS Groundwater Watch:

  • Latitude 40°48'38", Longitude 82°56'31" NAD27
    Crawford County, Ohio, Hydrologic Unit 04100011
  • Well depth: 54.0 feet
    Hole depth: 54.0 feet
    Land surface altitude: 1,038feet above NAVD88.
    Well completed in "Sand and gravel aquifers (glaciated regions)" (N100GLCIAL) national aquifer.
    Well completed in "Outwash" (112OTSH) local aquifer

Hardin County Station ‘2600 HA-2A-OH slightly lower this week, depth to water 7.6 ft in the test well as at 08-11-2022

Well Description from USGS Groundwater Watch

  • Latitude 40°46'48.11", Longitude 83°41'25.17" NAD83
    Hardin County, Ohio, Hydrologic Unit 04100008
  • Well depth: 52.0 feet
    Hole depth: 52.0 feet
    Land surface altitude: 945.77feet above NAVD88.
    Well completed in "Silurian-Devonian aquifers" (N400SLRDVN) national aquifer.
    Well completed in "Bass Islands Dolomite" (351BILD) local aquifer

(these sites are on periodic measurements, the records are updated in this report as posted on USGS Groundwater Watch.) (updated here 08-14­­-22)

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

Lake Erie – Bay View West (Erie County)

Bacterial Contamination Advisory issued Aug 13, 8:58 am for high bacteria level, ongoing

Sampling test results: (Bay View Monitoring Location)

  • Aug 12 E.coli 920.8 cfu/100ml (Colilert-18 hr, 2000 IDEXX)
  • Aug 11 E-coli 104.6 cfu/100ml (Colilert-18 hr, 2000 IDEXX)
  • Aug 10 E.coli 5 cfu/100ml (Colilert-18 hr, 2000, IDEXX)
  • Aug 9 E-coli 6 cfu/100ml (Colilert-18 hr, 2000, IDEXX)
  • Aug 8 E-coli 6 cfu/100ml (Colilert-18 hr, 2000, IDEXX)

Monitoring by Erie County Community Health 5 times per week

Location: 41.473484/-82.826935

Lake Erie – South Bass Island State Park (Ottawa County)

Bacterial Contamination Advisory issued Aug 8, 8 am for high bacteria level, ongoing

Sampling test results:

  • Aug 8 E.coli 1299.7 cfu/100ml (Colilert-18 hr, 2000 IDEXX)
  • Aug 1 E-coli 3.1 cfu/100ml (Colilert-18 hr, 2000 IDEXX)

Monitoring by Ottawa County Health for bacteria, 1 time per week; for algae, as needed.

Location: 41.643074/-82.839073

Lake Erie – Vista Del Lago/Grande Lake (Ottawa County)

Bacterial Contamination Advisory issued Aug 9, 11:10 am for high bacteria level, ongoing

Sampling test results: (Bay View Monitoring Location)

  • Aug 11 E.coli 2419.6 cfu/100ml (Colilert-18 hr, 2000 IDEXX)
  • Aug 9 E-coli 307.6 cfu/100ml (Colilert-18 hr, 2000 IDEXX)
  • Aug 4 E.coli 9 cfu/100ml (Colilert-18 hr, 2000, IDEXX)

Monitoring by Ottawa County Community Health, once per week

Location: 41.516111/-82.9125

Spills (1 new)

  • July 16th, 2022 – Unknown amounts of hydraulic oil was spilled in Sandusky, Erie County. No material reported recovered.

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,170.95% above mean at 23.3 cfs and 3.01 ft deep (flood at 14 ft);
  • above Findlay is 145.68% above mean at 47.2 cfs and 5.87 ft deep;
  • near Findlay is above normal,152.63% above mean, 84.4 cfs and 1.21 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft), 24.8° C;
  • at Gilboa in Putnam County is unrated, 121.60% above mean at 136 cfs and up slightly from last week, 4.73 ft deep;
  • at Ottawa in Putnam County is unrated, 189.37% above mean at 212 cfs and 6.78 ft deep;
  • near Dupont is unrated, flow volume sensor is malfunctioning, depth is up half a foot, 7.0 ft deep (updated 08/09/22)
  • Lye Creek drains an area of 18.8 sq miles. The flow above Findlay is unrated, 121.55% above mean at 1.41 cfs and 1.09 ft deep (flood stage is 6ft). (08/09/22)
  • Eagle Creek drains an area of 51 sq miles in Hancock County. Flow above Findlay is unrated, 32.61% above mean at 5.71 cfs and 2.81 ft deep (flood stage is 9ft) 20.8°C and 511µ/cm (updated 08/09/22)
  • Riley Creek drains an area of 70.3 sq miles in Putnam County. The flow below Pandora is 78.66% above the mean, 16.7 cfs and 3.46 ft deep. (updated 08/09/22)

Groundwater Monitor

Hardin County Station #2600 Name: HN-2A OH
Most Recent Measurement: 7.07 ft (real time) Measurement Date:7/10/2022

Well depth 52 feet, Bass Islands Dolomite

DRASTIC groundwater vulnerability rating at test well: 140-159
Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alert (0 active)

Spills (1 new)

  • July 26, 7:35 am a vehicle released 100 gallons of diesel fuel (combustible) and 100 gallons of other/trade name solution near Findlay (Hancock). Case # No material reported recovered.

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 above normal, 142.51% above mean, 75.5 cfs and down a foot to 2.31 ft deep (flood stage 9ft) 25.1°C;
  • near Elmore the flow is unrated, 98.33% above mean at less than half the flow volume of last week, 80.1 cfs and down more than half a foot, 2.33 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft) (updated 08/09/22)

Groundwater Monitor

Lucas County Station #3500 Name: LU-2 OH
Depth to water 16.33 ft Measurement Date: 8-11-22

Description of test well, from USGS Groundwater Watch:

  • Latitude 41°34'30.76", Longitude 83°52'34.57" NAD83
    Lucas County, Ohio, Hydrologic Unit 04100009
  • Well depth: 36 feet
    Land surface altitude: 667feet above NAVD88.
    Well completed in "Alluvial aquifers" (N100ALLUVL) national aquifer.
    Well completed in "Lake Deposits" (112LAKE) local aquifer

DRASTIC groundwater vulnerability rating at test well: 200-250

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

Lake Erie – Beachfront Resort (Ottawa County)

Bacterial Contamination Advisory issued Aug 9, 11:10 am for high bacteria level, ongoing

Sampling test results: (Bay View Monitoring Location)

  • Aug 11 E.coli 2419.6 cfu/100ml (Colilert-18 hr, 2000 IDEXX)
  • Aug 9 E-coli 307.6 cfu/100ml (Colilert-18 hr, 2000 IDEXX)
  • Aug 4 E.coli 9 cfu/100ml (Colilert-18 hr, 2000, IDEXX)

Monitoring by Ottawa County Community Health, once per week

Location: 41.517778/-82.944167

Spills (0 new)

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, 412.84%, 108 cfs and 5.33 ft deep;
  • near Fort Jennings station is much above normal, 270.22% above mean at half last week’s flow, 160 cfs and less than half the depth, 2.76 ft deep (flood stage 13 ft);
  • near Dupont is unrated, 13.98 ft deep;
  • near Defiance is much above normal, 233.26% above mean, 900 cfs and down almost a foot, 62 ft deep (flood stage 21 ft) (updated 08/09/22
  • Little Flat Rock Creek drains an area of 15.2 sq miles in Paulding County into Auglaize River. The flow near Junction is unrated, 38% above mean, 0.75 cfs and, 2.24 ft deep. (updated 08/13/22)
  • Little Auglaize River drains an area of 401 sq miles in Paulding County into Auglaize River. The flow at Melrose is unrated, 505.48% above mean at 438 cfs and down half a foot 14.03ft deep. (updated 08/13/22)

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

Spills (1 new)

  • July 27, 9:34 am 164 gallons of wastewater spilled in Shawnee Township (Allen). Case# No material reported recovered.
  • July 17th, 2022 – Diesel fuel spilled in Bath Township, Allen County. Unnamed waterway affected. No material reported recovered. (40.77, -84.072)

2f - Lower Maumee River Watershed

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

  • Maumee River drains an area of 6330 sq miles of Ohio State. The lower portion flow at Waterville flow is above normal, 09% above mean, 2300 cfs and steady depth, 2.89 ft deep; 25C and 339 µ/cm. (flood stage 11 ft) (updated 08/13/22) 
  • Ottawa River drains an area of 350 sq miles in Lucas County directly into western Lake Erie. The flow
  • near Lima is unrated, 1643% above mean, 10.3 cfs and up a few inches, 11.18 ft deep;
  • near Kalida is unrated, 46.60% above mean at 56.6 cfs and 4.22 ft deep (flood stage 19 ft);
  • University of Toledo at Toledo, flow is normal, 76.72% above mean, 22.7 cfs and 2.29 ft deep (flood stage 14.5 ft) (update 08/13/22)
  • Wolf Creek drains an area of 24.8 sq miles in Lucas County. The flow at Holland is unrated, 103.01% above mean at 8.56 cfs and 1.72 ft deep (flood stage 13 ft). (updated 08/13/22)
  • West Creek drains an area of 15.5 sq miles of Henry County before joining the Maumee River. Flow near Hamler is 331.65% above mean at 2.62 cfs and 2.30ft deep. (updated 08/13/22)
  • South Turkeyfoot Creek drains an area of 116 sq miles of Henry County before joining the Maumee River. Flow at Shunk is unrated, 96.23% above mean at one-third of last week’s volume, 5.36 cfs and down half a foot this week, 1ft deep. (updated 08/13/22)

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

Lake Erie – Maumee Bay State Park (Lucas County)

Bacterial Contamination Advisory issued Aug 9, 9:35 am for high bacteria level, ongoing

Sampling test results:

  • Aug 11 E.coli 1986.6 cfu/100ml (Colilert-18 hr, 2000 IDEXX)
  • Aug 9 E-coli 2419.6 cfu/100ml (Colilert-18 hr, 2000 IDEXX)
  • Aug 8 E.coli 6 cfu/100ml (Colilert-18 hr, 2000, IDEXX)

Recreational Public Health Advisory issued Aug 4, 10:12 am for Algal bloom/Toxin

Sampling test results:

  • Aug 9 microcystin 34 µS/l (ADDA -ELISA)
  • Aug 1 microcystin 1 µS/l (ADDA -ELISA)

Monitoring: E.coli – University of Toledo (as of 2021)

Hazardous algae blooms Ohio Department of Natural Resources, as needed

Location: 41.685799/-83.378098

Spills (1 new)

◆ July 26, 10:47 am unknown amount of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) reported spilled or released at Oregon (Lucas). Case # 2207EPA0001133. No impact to water noted.

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 new)

 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, 148.22% above mean,73.0 cfs and 2.12 ft deep (flood stage 13 ft);
  • at Walcot Street at Willshire is unrated, 12.1% above mean at 82.0 cfs and down half a foot, 3 ft deep. (updated 08/13/22)

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

Spills (1 new)

 

◆ Aug 1, 3:50 pm an unknown amount of fishkill substance was released into St. Marys River near St. Marys (Auglaize). Case # 2208EPA0001165. 

- 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 above normal, 89.03% above mean at 450 cfs and 5.68 ft deep;
  • near Defiance flow is above normal, 145.86% above mean and 1420cfs and up to 2.18 ft deep (flood at 14 ft), 24.7°C (flood stage 14 ft) (updated 06/13/22)
  • Platter Creek drains an area of 19.5 sq miles of Defiance County into Maumee River. Flow near Sherwood is unrated, 883.38% above mean at 0.53 cfs and 1.26ft deep. (updated 08/13/22)

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

Spills (1 new)

  • July 26, 7:13 pm report of an unknown amount of dairy manure, Crane Township (Paulding). The report does not indicate impact to state waters. Case # 2207EPA0001137.

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: above normal, 143.80% above mean, 93.3 cfs and 2.87 ft deep (flood stage 11 ft)
  • near Evansport, flow is 87.53% above mean at 79 cfs and 9.18 ft deep. (updated 08/13/22)
  • Bean Creek drains an area of 206 sq miles in Fulton County. The flow at Powers is normal, 82.92% above mean at 28.2 cfs and 8.02 ft deep. (flood stage 15 ft) (updated 08/13/22)
  • Unnamed tributary to Lost Creek drains an area of 4.23 sq miles in Defiance County. The flow near Farmer is much above normal 192.96% above mean at 1.37 cfs and 1.50 ft deep (updated 08/13/22)

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

Spills (0 new)

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 above normal, 94.5% above mean, 128 cfs and 4 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft) (updated 08-14-22)

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 www.shenangoriverwatchers.org

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 4.84 ft deep, 19°C (08/13/22)
  • 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 Pymatuning Dam is normal, 63.51% above mean, 108 cfs and 4.75 ft deep;
  • at Sharpsville is normal, 71.58% above mean, 257 cfs and, 2.57 ft deep (flood stage 6.8ft). The water is 25.1° (08/13/22).

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

Spills (0 new)

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, 21.3°C;
  • below Berlin Dam near Berlin Centre is unrated, 24.34% above mean at 59.4 cfs and 1.86 ft deep (flood stage 5.4ft), 18.9°C;
  • at Pricetown in Mahoning County is below normal, 26.9% above mean at 83.9 cfs and 2.16 ft deep (flood stage 8.1ft), 21.9°C;
  • at Leavittsburg is much below normal, 41.33% above mean, 171 cfs and, 2.64ft deep (flood stage 12.5), 20.9°C;
  • below West Ave at Youngstown is below normal, 42.31% above mean, 290 cfs and, 1.11 ft deep (flood stage 14ft) 22.3 ºC and 475 µS/cm;
  • at Lowellville the flow is unrated, 24.3% above mean at 152 cfs and 1.79 ft deep and 26°C,544 µS/cm. (08/13/22)
  • West Branch Mahoning River drains an area of 82 sq miles in Portage County. The flow
  • near Ravenna is 1.74 ft deep, water temp 16.9ºC.
  • at Wayland is unrated, 123.49% above mean at 99.2 cfs and 3.50 ft deep. 19.1ºC (updated 08/13/22)
  • Crab Creek drains an area of 14 sq miles in Mahoning County before joining the Mahoning River at Youngstown. The flow at Youngstown is 4.06 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft). (updated 08-14-22)
  • 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, 8% above mean at .38 cfs, 4.69 ft deep and 19.2°C;
  • below Mosquito Creek Dam near Cortland is unrated, 44.7% over mean at 21.4 cfs and 1.32 ft deep (flood stage 4.5 ft) 24.9° (updated 08-14-22)
  • Eagle Creek drains an area of 97.6 sq miles in Trumbull County, exiting the state before joining the Shenango River. Flow at Phalanx Station in Trumbull County is normal, 59.7% above mean at 26 cfs and 3.81 ft deep (flood stage 9.5 ft) (updated 08-14-22)

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

Spills (4 new)

  • July 29, 4:04 pm an unknown amount of food waste in the form of oil/fat/grease was dumped in Eagle Creek around Hiram (Portage). Case # None of the grease was reported recovered.
  • July 25, 1:24 pm unspecified petroleum spill reported in Atwater Township (Portage). 90 gallons of material was recovered at the spill site. Case #
  • July 27, 4:07 pm report of a vehicle fuel spill, on or off the road, diesel (combustible fuel) of unknown amount off Route 78 in Hubbard Township (Trumbull). Case# None of the spilled diesel fuel was reported recovered.
  • July 18th, 2022 – Unknown amounts of fuel was spilled in Liberty Township, Trumbull County. Unnamed waterway affected. 9-gallons of fuel was recovered. (41.158, -80.665)
  • July 14th, 2022 – In Newton Falls (Trumbull) was a 70-gallon spill of diesel fuel. None of the fuel was recovered. (41.196, -80.976) (Case#2207EPA0001063)
  • July 15th, 2022 – In Canfield (Mahoning) was a spill of material green. We don’t know how much was spilled but none of it was recovered from the environment. (41.034, -80.761)(Case#2207EPA1075)

3c Little Beaver Watershed

Flows: catching parts of Jefferson, Carroll, Columbiana, and 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, 45.70% above mean at 79.2 cfs and down half a foot, 2.40 ft deep. (08/13/22)
  • Yellow Creek drains an area of 147 sq miles in Jefferson County. Flow
  • at Amsterdam is unrated, 1.30 ft deep;
  • near Hammondsville is normal, 31.08% above mean at 15.7 cfs and 1.25 ft deep (08/13/22)
  • Short Creek drains an area of 123 sq miles in Jefferson County. Flow
  • at Dillonvale station, above normal, 138.35% above mean flow at 73.6 cfs, 2.39 ft deep (Flood Stage 9ft). (08/13/22)

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

Spills (0 new)

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, 89.79% above mean flow at 1.15 cfs and, 1.15 ft deep (Flood stage 6ft). (08/13/22)

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

Spills (0 new)

  • June 18th, 100 gallons of diesel fuel was spilled at Union Township in Belmont County.

3e Upper Ohio - 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 above normal flow, 453.46% above mean at 152 cfs and 5.98 ft deep (flood stage 17ft deep). 1°C (08/13/22)

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

Spills (0 new)

3f Hocking River Watershed

Flows: contains parts of Athens, Hocking, and Fairfield Counties

  • Hocking River drains an area of 943 sq miles in Hocking County; the station
  • at Enterprise in Hocking reports normal flow, 71.98% above mean at 160 cfs and 0.90 ft deep (flood stage 12ft);
  • at Athens, normal, 68.37% above mean flow, 316 cfs and, 3.64 ft deep (flood stage 20ft). (08/13/22)
  • Clear Creek drains an area of 89 sq miles in Hocking County, joining Hocking River; the station near Rockbridge in Hocking County reports above normal flow, 89.06% above mean, 32.9 cfs, and 1.13 ft deep. (08/0/13/22)

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

Spills (2 new)

  • Aug 2, 5:30 pm an unknown amount of crude oil is reported spilled, impacting an unnamed water body in Green Township (Hocking). Report says that 345 gallons of the spill was recovered. Case #
  • July 27, 4:32 pm an unknown amount of diesel fuel was spilled from a vehicle accident near Nelsonville (Athens). Case # No material is reported recovered.
  • July 20th, 2022 – Unknown amounts of human sewage was spilled in Good Hope Township, Hocking County. Unnamed waterway affected. No material reported recovered. (39.598, -82.547)

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 above normal, 321.04% above mean flow at 645 cfs and at 5.30 ft (flood stage 21ft). (08/13/22)
  • Symmes Creek drains 302 sq miles of Lawrence County into the Ohio River; at Aid, the flow is unrated, 156.37% above mean at 92.6 cfs and 6.45 ft deep (flood stage 19ft deep). (08/13/22)

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

Spills (2 new)

  • Aug 3, 4:03 pm 3000 lbs of sulfuric acid (H2SO4) corrosive reported spilled in Elk Township (Vinton). Case # None of the material reported recovered.
  • July 18th, 2022 – Unknown amounts of a substance not reported were spilled in Raccoon Township, Gallia County. No material reported recovered.

3h Middle Ohio – 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, 32.49% above mean, 43 cfs and 3 ft deep. (08/13/22)

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

Spills (1 new)

  • July 26, 9:46 am an unknown amount of diesel fuel was spilled, the report says that 45 gallons was recovered in Eagle Township (Brown). Case # 2207EPA0001131.

3i Middle Ohio – 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, 57.53% above mean at 26 cfs and, 4.74 ft deep (flood stage 12ft);

- at Kemper Road at Sharonville is 3.26 ft deep;

- at East Sharon Rd in Sharonville the flow is unrated, 46.52% above mean, 98 cfs, and 4.5 ft deep;

- at Reading flow is not ranked, 4.8 ft deep;

- at Carthage the flow is unrated, 60% above mean at 32.8 cfs and 4.42 ft deep (08/14/22)

  • West Fork Mill Creek drains an area of 29.9 sq miles in Hamilton County. The Reservoir near Greenhills is 675.13 ft deep. (updated 08/14/22)
  • Sharon Creek drains an area of 5.39 sq miles miles in Hamilton County. The flow at Sharonville is 1.46 ft deep. (updated 08/14/22)
  • Congress Run drains an area of 3.88 sq miles in Hamilton County. The flow near Carthage is unrated and 0.83 ft deep. (updated 08/14/22)

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

East Fork Lake, Main Beach (Clermont County)

Bacterial Contamination Advisory issued Aug 10, 10:18 am for high bacteria level, ongoing

Sampling test results:

  • Aug 7 E.coli 340 cfu/100ml (test protocol not specified)
  • Aug 1 E-coli 10 cfu/100ml (test protocol not specified)

Monitoring: Ohio Department of Natural Resources, bacteria monitoring every two weeks unless test results exceed 235 cfu/100 ml; algae as needed

Location: 39.01955/-84.134232

Contact: tel 513-734-4323 East Fork State Park

 

Spills (5 new)

  • Aug 2, 7:39 am trade name solution of unknown amount spilled in Union Township (Hamilton) two miles from the Ohio River. Case #
  • July 27, 10:58 am an unknown amount of a white material was reported spilled into the Ohio River in Cincinnati (Hamilton). Case #
  • Aug 1, 11:55 am 35 gallons of printing ink reported spilled in Evendale (Hamilton). Case # None reported recovered.
  • July 27, 7:45 pm 25 gallons of hydrochloric acid or muriatic acid (corrosive) reported spilled. Case # None of the material is reported recovered.
  • July 14th, 2022 – In Cincinnati (Hamilton) was a spill of hydraulic oil. Amount is unknown and the material was not recovered from spill location. (39.149, -84.544)

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 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, 73% above mean at 98 cfs and, 2.78 ft deep, (flood stage 13 ft);
  • at Massillon is flowing normal at 69.31% above mean at 146 cfs and 8.35 ft deep, (flood stage 18 ft);
  • below Dover Dam near Dover is 1.56 ft deep (flood stage 7.5 ft);
  • at New Philadelphia is not rated, 562 cfs and 1.23 ft deep (flood stage 7.5 ft);
  • at Newcomerstown, flow is normal, 78.30% above mean at 913 cfs and 1.25 ft deep, (Flood stage 11ft). (08/13/22)
  • Chippewa Creek drains an area of 50.4 sq miles in Wayne County. The flow at Miller Rd at Sterling is unrated, 36.71% above mean at 3.91 cfs and 1.48 ft deep. (08/13/22)
  • Sugar Creek drains an area of 311 sq miles in Tuscarawas County. The flow
  • near Beach City is unrated, 0.63 ft deep;
  • at Strasburg is normal, 40.49% above mean at 62.5 cfs and 1.48 ft deep (updated 08/13/22)
  • Nimishillen Creek drains an area of 172 sq miles in Stark County. The flow at North Industry is normal, 69.30% above mean, 95.1 cfs and 3.88ft deep (flood stage 10 ft) (updated 08/13/22)
  • Middle Branch Nimishillen Creek drains 43 sq miles in Stark County. The flow at Canton is normal, 59.88% above mean at 12.0 cfs and 1.26 ft deep. (flood stage 6ft) (updated 08/13/22)
  • East Branch Nimishillen Creek drains an area of 15 sq miles in Stark County. The flow at Louisville is 4.05 ft deep (flood stage 11 ft)(updated 08/13/22)
  • West Branch Nimishillen Creek drains an area of 15.8 sq miles in Stark The flow at North Canton is unrated, 2.97 ft deep (flood stage 9 ft) (updated 08/13/22)
  • Sandy Creek drains an area of 253 sq miles in Stark County. The flow at Waynesburg is normal, 45.51% above mean flow at 49.9 cfs and 1.21 ft deep (flood stage 8 ft) (updated 08/13/22)
  • Willow Run drains an area of 7.8 sq miles in Carroll County. The flow near Dellroy is 2.95 ft deep, 22.1ºC, 170 µS/cm, (updated 06-21-22)
  • McGuire Creek drains an area of 48.3 sq miles in Carroll County. The flow
  • above Leesville Lake is 3.94 ft deep, 21.3ºC, 314 µS/cm;
  • near Leesville is above normal, 53.57% above mean at 7.51 cfs and 2.88ft deep; (updated 08/13/22)
  • North Fork McGuire Creek drains an area of 11.3 sq miles of Carroll County. The flow at Carrollton is unrated, 2.05 ft deep, 17.8ºC and 333 µS/cm. (updated 08/13/22)
  • Indian Fork drains an area of 70 sq miles in Tuscarawas County. The flow

- at Dellroy is 6.65 ft deep, 22.6ºC, 397 µS/cm;

- below Atwood Dam near New Cumberland is unrated, 71.68% above mean at 10.2 cfs and 6.03 ft deep (updated 08/13/22)

  • Bear Hole Run drains an area of 1.43 sq miles in Carroll County. The flow near Carrollton is 1.64 ft deep, 15.3ºC, 267µS/cm (updated 08/13/22)
  • Stillwater Creek drains an area of 367 sq miles in Tuscarawas and Harrison Counties. The flow
  • above Piedmont Lake is unrated, 1.43 ft deep and 19.5C, 1440 µS/cm;
  • at Piedmont is unrated, 170.99% above mean at 49.1 cfs and 1.96 ft deep;
  • at Tippecanoe is unrated, 216.49% above mean at 110 cfs and up another 3.44 ft deep;
  • at Uhrichsville is unrated, 3.09 ft deep (flood stage 10 ft). (updated 08/13/22)
  • Little Stillwater Creek drains an area of 71.1 sq miles of Harrison County. Flow below Tappan Dam at Tappan is unrated, 235.50% above mean at 26.4 cfs and 4.32 ft deep. (updated 08/13/22)
  • Beaverdam Run drains an area of 3.5 sq miles in Harrison County. The flow above Tappan Lake is 0.43 ft deep, 16.6ºC, 273 µS/cm. (updated 08/13/22)
  • Standingstone Fork drains an area of 13.5 sq miles of Harrison County. The flow above Tappan Lake is unrated, 4.98 ft deep, 17.6ºC, 1450 µS/cm (updated 08/13/22)
  • Boggs Fork drains an area of 36.6 sq miles in Harrison County. The flow at Piedmont is unrated, 98.8% above mean at 123 cfs and 1.98 ft deep. (updated 08/13/22)
  • Brushy Fork drains an area of 70 sq miles in Harrison County. Flow
  • above Clendening Lake is unrated, 1.95 ft deep, 18.5ºC, 1850 µS/cm;
  • near Tippecanoe is unrated, 110% above mean at 239 cfs and 7.89 ft deep. (updated 08/13/22)
  • Clear Fork drains an area of 23.3 square miles in Harrison County. Flow above Tappan Lake is unrated, 4.69 ft deep, --ºC, --- µS/cm. (updated 08/13/22)

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

Spills (5 new)

  • Aug 2, 6:30 pm an unknown amount of unspecified type of oil and grease was reported spilled into Nimisila Creek near New Franklin (Summit) Case # 2208EPA0001169.
  • July 26, 5:59 pm a spill of unknown amounts of unidentified materials, listed as “material unknown” and “material white” has been reported in the area of Canton (Stark). No material is reported recovered. Case #
  • July 18th, 2022 – Unknown amounts of rainbow sheen (hydrocarbon) was spilled in New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas County. No material reported recovered.
  • July 21st, 2022 – Unknown amounts of sewage sludge spilled in Wooster, Wayne County. No material reported recovered.
  • July 21st, 2022 – 1000 gallons of an unreported substance was spilled in Kirkwood Township, Belmont County. No material reported recovered.

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, 1.90 ft deep;
  • at Cambridge is normal, 115.80% above mean at 41.4 cfs and 1.88 ft deep (reading same as last week) (flood stage 15ft);
  • below Wills Creek Dam at Wills Creek, flow is unavailable this week. (08/13/22). 
  • 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, 171.27% above mean at 7.57 cfs and 4.45 ft deep. (08/13/22)
  • South Fork drains an area of 28.3 sq miles in Noble County before entering Senecaville Lake. The flow above Senecaville Lake is unrated, 7.76 ft deep, 21.9ºC, 348 µS/cm. (updated 08/13/22)
  • 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, 4.08ft deep, 19.2ºC and 672 µS/cm. (08/13/22)
  • Leatherwood Creek drains an area of 69.5 sq miles in Guernsey County. The flow near Kipling is not rated, 57.77% above mean at 7.77 cfs and 2.28 ft deep. (updated 08/13/22)

Groundwater Monitor

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

Spills (0 new)

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 normal at 70.54% above mean, 40.7 cfs and 2.83 ft deep. (08/13/22)
  • Duck Creek drains an area of 260 sq miles in Washington County. The flow below Whipple is unrated, 171.89% above mean,54.3 cfs and 1.63 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft) (updated 08/13/22)
  • East Fork Duck Creek drains an area of 99.5 sq miles in Noble County. Flow near Harrietsville not rated, 235.10% above mean at 35.9 cfs and 3.66 ft deep, (flood stage 17 ft) (updated 08/13/22)
  • West Fork Duck Creek drains an area of 84.5 sq miles in Washington County. The flow at Macksburg is not rated, 128.12% above mean at 11.3 cfs and, 6.69 ft deep (flood stage 13 ft) (updated 08/13/22)

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

Spills (0 new)

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, 2.02 ft deep, (flood stage 12ft);
  • below Pleasant Hill Dam near Perrysville is unrated, 0.87 ft deep; (08/13/22
  • Black Fork Mohican River drains an area of 217 sq miles in Richland County. The flow
  • at Shelby is unrated, 10.4% above mean at 20 cfs and 3.44 ft deep (flood stage 15.5 ft);
  • below Charles Mill Dam near Mifflin is, 3.74 ft deep (flood stage 1000 ft);
  • at Loudonville is 4.66 ft deep (flood stage 10 ft) (08/13/22)
  • Lake Fork drains an area of 271 sq miles in Ashland County. The flow below Mohicanville Dam at Mohicanville is up this week, 5.45 ft deep (flood stage 944 ft) (updated 08/13/22)
  • Rocky Fork drains an area of 66.7 sq miles of Richland County. The flow at Lucas is 3.98 ft deep. (updated 08/13/22)

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

Spills (0 new)

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 is down slightly this week, 6.63 ft deep;
  • below Randle is unrated,1.76 ft deep (08/13/22)
  • Kokosing River drains an area of 202 sq miles in Knox County. At Mount Vernon station in Knox County, flow is normal, 78.57% above mean flow at 53.7 cfs and 2.56 ft deep (flood stage 14ft) (08/13/22)
  • Killbuck Creek drains an area of 464 sq miles in Holmes County. The flow at Killbuck in Holmes County is normal, 103.63% above mean flow at 192 cfs and 7.56 ft deep (Flood Stage 15ft). (08/13/22)

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

Spills (1 new)

  • July 17th, 2022 – Material black spilled in Congress Township, Morrow County. Whetstone Creek affected. No material reported recovered.

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, 50.85% above mean flow at 108 cfs and 2.88 ft deep (flood Stage 14ft)
  • below Dillon Dam near Dillon Falls, the flow is unrated, 3.89 ft deep. (08/13/22)
  • North Fork Licking River drains an area of 241 sq miles of Licking County;
  • at Utica in Licking County is normal, 31.61% above mean at 7.78 cfs, 7.05 ft deep;
  • at Newark, 0.31 ft deep;
  • at Ohio Street in Newark, the flow is not rated, 2.99 feet deep. (08/13/22)
  • South Fork Licking River drains an area of 133 sq miles of Licking County. The station
  • at Kirkersville is unrated, 44.18% above historic mean at 2.96 cfs and 4.63 ft deep;
  • near Buckeye Lake flow is unrated, 871.37 ft deep (flood stage 880 ft)
  • near Hebron flow is much below normal, 6.98% above historic mean at 4.99 cfs and, 1.77 ft deep;
  • at Heath the flow is unrated, 52.43% above mean at more than double the volume, 403 cfs and 4.80 ft deep. (08/13/22)
  • Raccoon Creek drains an area of 78.2 sq miles in Licking County. The flow
  • near Granville is unrated, registering 80.22% above mean at 11.8 cfs and 3.02 ft deep (flood stage 13 ft);
  • below Wilson St, Newark, unrated, 65.39% above mean at 29.6 cfs and 5.24 ft deep (flood stage 16 ft) (updated 08/13/22)

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

Spills (2 new)

  • July 18th, 2022 – Unknown amounts of rainbow sheen were spilled in Union Township, Licking County. No material reported recovered.
  • July 17th, 2022 – Unknown amount of a material not reported was spilled in Newark, Licking County. No material reported recovered.

 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 above normal, 115.03% at 2390 cfs and 6.70 ft deep (flood stage 15ft);
  • at Dresden in Muskingum County is flowing normal, 93.02% above mean at 2630 cfs and 7.31 ft deep (flood Stage 20 ft);
  • at Zanesville, unrated, 9.48 ft deep (flood stage 25 ft);
  • at McConnelsville in Morgan County, the river is flowing normal, 83.31% above mean at 3110 cfs and 2.75 ft deep (flood stage 11ft).
  • at Beverly, unrated, 79.14% above mean at 3600 and 15.75 ft deep (08/13/22)
  • Mill Creek drains an area of 27.2 sq miles in Coshocton County. The flow near Coshocton is normal, 43.36% above mean, 2.22 cfs and 1.24 ft deep. (reading same as last week)(updated 08/13/22)
  • Wakatomika Creek drains an area of 140 sq miles in Muskingum County. The flow near Frazeyburg has been monitored for 84 years, is normal, 57.37% above mean at 22.7 cfs and 4.11 ft deep. (updated 08/13/22)
  • Salt Creek drains 75.7 sq miles of Muskingum County. Flow at Chandlersville is above normal, rated 48.69% above mean at 8.72 cfs and 3.58 ft deep. (updated 08/13/22)

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

Spills (0 new)

  • July 6th, 2022 – In Madison Township (Perry), was a spill of motor oil. We don’t know how much was spilled, but only 4 gallons of this material was reported recovered at the spill site. Jonathan Creek is noted in this spill report. (39.882, -82.216) (Case#2207EPA0001014)
  • June 27, 45 gallons of hydraulic oil was spilled in Marietta of Washington County. 45 gallons of material were recovered from the environment.

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 above normal, 212.14% above mean at 66.9 cfs, and 2.17 ft deep, (flood Stage 12ft);
  • at Prospect in Delaware County is above normal, 125% above mean at 129 cfs and 1.84 ft deep (flood Stage 12ft), 19.9ºC, 710 µS/cm;
  • below O’Shaughnessy Dam near Dublin is above normal, 67.34% above mean at 157 cfs, 3.91 ft deep;
  • at 5th Ave Columbus in Franklin County is unrated, 5.55% above mean flow at 240 cfs and half the flow level of last week at 7.25 ft deep;
  • at Columbus flowing normal, 111.47% above mean at 254 cfs and up over a foot, 7.29 ft deep, (flood stage 24 ft);
  • near Commercial Point in Pickaway County the flow is unrated, 101.47% above mean at 737 cfs and 9.06 ft deep. (08/14/22)
  • Mill Creek drains an area of 178 sq miles in Delaware County. The flow at Bellepoint has been monitored for 77 years, normal, 19.79% above mean at 5.14 cfs and, 1.20 ft deep (update 08/14/22)
  • Whetsone Creek drains an area of 37.9 sq miles in Morrow County. The flow at Mt. Gilead is unrated, 70.10% above mean at 6.80 cfs and 2.28 ft deep (flood stage 9 ft) (update 08/14/22)
  • Big Walnut Creek drains an area of in Delaware County. The flow
  • at Sunbury is normal, 125.81% above mean at 7.80 cfs and 4.33 ft deep;
  • at Central College is normal at 100.37% above mean at 137 cfs, and 3.54 ft deep, (flood stage 11.7 ft);
  • at Rees flow is normal, 57.78% above mean at 107 cfs and 1.62 ft deep (updated 08/14/22)
  • Little Darby Creek drains an area of 162 sq miles in Madison County. The flow at West Jefferson is not rated, 55.74% above mean at 16.9 cfs and 4.93 ft deep. (08/14/22)
  • Big Darby Creek drains an area of 534 sq miles in Pickaway County. The streamflow gauge at Darbyville shows normal this week, 58.51% above mean at 99.8 cfs and 2.31 ft deep. (08/14/22)
  • Hellbranch Run drains an area of 35.8 sq miles in Franklin County. The flow at Harrisburg is unrated, 28.19% above historic mean at 1.90 cfs and 4.26 ft deep (08/14/22)
  • Alum Creek drains an area of 189 sq miles in Delaware County. The flow
  • near Kilbourne is unrated, 100.32% above mean at 6.18 cfs and 2 ft deep;
  • at Africa is much above normal, 91.59% above mean at 23.4 cfs and down again this week to 1.48 feet deep; 19.4ºC;
  • at Columbus is not rated, down over a foot to 1.93 ft deep; (08/14/22)
  • 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, 1.56 ft deep;
  • near Delaware in Delaware County is normal, 70.51% above mean at 95.1 cfs and 2.08 ft deep (flood Stage 9ft);
  • near Worthington is above normal, 76.64% above mean,88.8 cfs and 1.88 ft deep;
  • at JH Herrick Dr at Columbus is unrated, 193.79% above mean at 346 cfs and 710.71ft deep. (08/14/22)

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

Spills (15 new)

  • Aug 1, 2:30 pm unknown amount of white material reported spilled into Spain Creek at North Lewisburg (Champaign). Case # 2208EPA0001163.
  • July 31, 11:16 am an unknown amount of ethanol fuel and gasoline spilled into Indian Creek in Stokes Township (Logan). Case # 2207EPA0001155.
  • July 26, 3:45 pm unknown amount of dairy manure is reported spilled into the Scioto River in Marion Township (Hardin) near McGuffey. Case# 2207EPA0001135.
  • July 31, 1:15 pm an unknown amount of unspecified petroleum, oil and grease was spilled in Columbus (Franklin). Case # 2207EPA0001157.
  • July 31, 12:20 pm an undisclosed amount of human sewage was spilled in the Scioto River at Columbus (Franklin). Case # 2207EPA0001156.
  • July 27, 12:21246 gallons of transformer oil (non-PCB) reported spilled at Hilliard (Franklin). Case # 2207EPA0001141.
  • July 29, 10:44 am an unknown amount of diesel fuel was spilled, creating a sheen on an unnamed water body in Columbus (Franklin). Case # 2207EPA0001149. 25 gallons of diesel fuel were recovered.
  • July 30, 5:08 pm unknown amounts of “material blue” and other/trade name solution material were reported spilled out at Worthington (Franklin). Case # 2207EPA0001154.
  • July 27, 3:24 pm 30 gallons of unspecified hazardous waste was spilled in Allen Township (Union). According to the report, 270 gallons of material were recovered from the spill site. Case# 2207EPA0001142.
  • July 26, 10:02 pm a report of spilled dairy manure, quantity unreported. The location of the spill is Marion Township (Hardin). Case # 2207EPA0001138.
  • July 21st, 2022 – Unknown amounts of motor oil was spilled in Columbus, Franklin County. No material reported recovered.
  • July 21st, 2022 – Unknown amounts of diesel fuel was spilled in Columbus, Franklin County. No material reported recovered.
  • July 21st, 2022 – Unknown amounts of lube oil was spilled in Columbus, Franklin County. No material reported recovered.
  • July 18th, 2022 – Unknown amounts of an unnamed material was spilled in Delaware, Delaware County. No material reported recovered.

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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, 61.15% above mean, 37.3 cfs and 1.55 ft deep;
  • near Bainbridge is not rated, 1.88 ft deep, 24ºC;
  • near Bourneville is normal, 36.88% above mean at 113 cfs and down a foot, 1.5 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft);
  • at Chillicothe the flow is normal at 67.57% above historic mean at 201cfs and, 5.42 ft deep. (08/14/22)
  • Rattlesnake Creek drains an area of 209 sq miles in Highland County. The flow at Centerfield is 1.67 ft deep. (updated 08/14/22)
  • Rocky Fork Creek drains an area of 140 sq miles in Highland County. The flow at Barretts Mills is normal, 72.60% above mean discharging 30.9 cfs and 1.91 ft deep. (08/14/22)

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

Spills (0 new)

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, 92.97% above mean at 1070 cfs and 1.98 ft deep;
  • at Chillicothe in Ross County, flow has been monitored for 100 years, flow is normal, 94.02% at 1440 cfs and 2.71 ft deep (flood stage 16 ft);
  • at Higby in Ross County is normal, 79.62% above mean flow at 1650 cfs and down half a foot, 2.12 ft deep;
  • at Piketon in Pike County is not rated, 112.48% above mean, 2120 cfs, and 2.33 ft deep.(flood stage 20 ft) (08/14/22)
  • Deer Creek drains an area of 228 sq miles in Madison County. The flow
  • at Mount Sterling is normal, 33.41% above mean at 33.9 cfs and 3.42 ft deep;
  • near Pancoastburg is not rated and 0.84 ft deep;
  • at Williamsport, the flow is not rated, and down a foot, 3 ft deep (08/14/22)
  • Walnut Creek drains an area of 274 sq miles in Pickaway County. The flow at Ashville is unrated, 141.47% above mean, 90.6 cfs and 4.98 ft deep. (08/14/22)
  • 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 is down this week, 5.62 ft deep;
  • at Glouster is, 2 ft deep (flood stage 16 ft) (updated 08/14/22)

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

Spills (0 new)

5d Little Scioto Watershed

  • Tygart’s Creek drains 242 sq miles in Greenup County flowing north to the Ohio River. The flow near Greenup, KY is back to above normal flow this week, 161.89% above the mean, 152 cfs, up down a foot, 3 ft deep. (08/14/22)

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

Spills (0 new)

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, 54.64% above mean at 104 cfs and 0.88 ft deep (flood stage 10ft);
  • at Piqua flow is unrated, 65.68% over mean, 111 cfs and down a foot 0.50 ft deep (flood stage is 14 ft);
  • at Troy is below normal, 30.88% above mean at 97.7 cfs and 1.90 ft deep (flood stage 14 ft);
  • at Taylorsville is normal, 52.23% above mean , 185 cfs and, 1.63 ft deep (flood stage 22 ft) (updated 08/14/22)
  • Loramie Creek drains an area of 257 sq miles in Shelby County. The flow
  • near Newport is normal, 17.55% above mean, 7.05 cfs and 3.30ft deep;
  • at Lockington in Shelby County is below normal, 15.65% above mean, 8.91 cfs and .38 ft deep. (flood stage 35 ft) (updated 08/14/22)
  • Bokengehalas Creek drains an area of 40.4 sq miles of Logan County. The station at de Graff is not rated, 87.90% above mean, 18.6 cfs and 1.32 ft deep; (updated 08/14/22)
  • Mad River drains a combined area of 635 sq miles in Clark, Champaign, Greene and Logan Counties. Flow
  • at West Liberty is unrated, 101.25% above mean, 27.6 cfs and 2.48 feet deep;
  • near Urbana is above normal, 141.72% above mean 155 cfs and 3.18 ft deep, (flood stage 11 ft);
  • at St. Paris Pike is normal, 111.09% above mean, 234 cfs and 6.28 ft deep;
  • at Springfield is normal, 113.97% above mean at 354 cfs and 1.10 ft deep (flood stage 8ft);
  • near Dayton is normal, 99.62% above mean, 383 cfs and, 2.59 ft deep (flood stage 25ft) (updated 08/14/22)
  • Greenville Creek drains an area of 193 sq miles in Warren and Darke Counties. The flow near Bradford is normal, 75.43% above mean, 40.3 cfs and 1.41 ft deep. (updated 08/14/22)
  • Stillwater River drains an area of 503 sq miles in Miami County. The flow
  • at Pleasant Hill is normal, 60.12% above mean, 59.8 cfs and 1.21 ft deep, 21.3°C;
  • at Englewood is normal, 59.57% above mean at 83.6 cfs and back down this week, 2.46 ft deep (flood stage 58 ft) (08/14/22)

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (2 active)

Kiser Lake – Kiser Lake (Champaign County)

Bacteria Contamination Advisory issued July 29, 9:17 am for high bacteria levels

Sampling test results:

  • Aug 8 E-coli 2610 cfu/100ml (Coliform/E. coli Enzyme substrate test; ONPG-MUG test)
  • Aug 3 E-coli 1080 cfu/100ml (Coliform/E. coli Enzyme substrate test; ONPG-MUG test)
  • July 29 E-coli 5170 cfu/100ml (Coliform/E. coli Enzyme substrate test; ONPG-MUG test)

Monitoring: Ohio DNR Monitors for algae as needed, tests e-coli every 2 weeks under 235 cfu

Location 40.184662/-83.951401

Contact: tel (937) 322-5284 for more info

CJ Brown Reservoir – Buck Creek Main (Clark County)

Bacteria Contamination Advisory issued July 7, 5:14 pm for high bacteria levels

Sampling test results:

  • Aug 2 E-coli 1550 cfu/100ml (Coliform/E. coli Enzyme substrate test; ONPG-MUG test)
  • Jul 19 E-coli 738 cfu/100ml (Coliform/E. coli Enzyme substrate test; ONPG-MUG test)
  • July 12 E-coli 15500 cfu/100ml (Coliform/E. coli Enzyme substrate test; ONPG-MUG test)

Monitoring: Ohio DNR Monitors for algae as needed, tests e-coli tested every 2 weeks until results exceed 235 cfu/100ml.

Location 39.94939/-83.735451

Contact: tel (937) 322-5284 for more info

Spills (1 new)

  • July 21st, 2022 – Unknown amounts of gasoline was spilled in Bethel Township, Clark County. No material reported recovered.

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, 89.95% above mean at 718 cfs and 23.92 ft deep (flood stage 41ft);
  • at Miamisburg, Montgomery County flow is normal, 69.19% above mean at 820 cfs and 3.81 ft deep (flood stage 16ft);
  • at Franklin the flow is unrated, 81.06% above mean at 881 cfs and 0.81 ft deep (flood stage 14 ft);
  • at Middletown flow is unrated, 92.72% above mean at 1080 cfs and down to 2.20 ft deep(flood stage 12 ft) no data°C;
  • at Hamilton flow is normal, 89% above mean at 1210 cfs and 62.96 feet deep (flood stage 75ft);
  • at Miamitown the flow is unrated, 1.49 ft deep (flood stage 16ft) (updated 08/14/22)
  • Wolf Creek drains an area of 68.7 sq miles in Montgomery County into the Great Miami River. The flow at Dayton is normal, 90.97% above mean flow at 13.8 cfs and 1.06 ft deep (updated 08/14/22)
  • Holes Creek drains an area of 18.7 sq miles in Montgomery County into the Great Miami River. The flow near Kettering is unrated, 7.85% above mean at 1.81 cfs and 2.32 ft deep. (updated 08/14/22)
  • Twin Creek drains an area of 275 sq miles of Montgomery County into the Great Miami River. The flow near Germantown is normal, 76.21% above mean at 29.7 cfs and 0.59 ft deep (flood stage 62 ft). (updated 08/14/22)
  • Sevenmile Creek drai1ns 69 sq miles of Preble County into the Great Miami River. The flow at Camden is above normal, 208.45% above mean at 23.9 cfs and 3.26 ft deep. (updated 08/14/22)

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

Spills (6 new)

  • July 31, 5:56 pm an unknown amount of gasoline reported spilled in Middletown (Butler). 20 gallons is reported recovered. Case #2207EPA0001159.
  • July 30, 4:12 am unknown amount of ethanol reported spilled in Colerain Township (Hamilton). Case #
  • Aug 1, 6:57 am an unknown amount of hydraulic oil was spilled in Fairfield (Butler), with a reported 45 gallons recovered. Case #
  • July 19th, 2022 – 100 gallons of diesel fuel was spilled in Jefferson Township, Preble County. No material reported recovered.
  • July 19th, 2022 – Unknown amount of fuel oil was spilled in Dayton, Montgomery County. No material reported recovered.
  • July 19th, 2022 – Unknown amounts of diesel fuel spilled in Middletown, Butler County. 25-gallons of oil was recovered. Unnamed waterway affected. (39.475, -84.378)

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, 97.23% above mean at 46.6 cfs and, 1.52 ft deep, 20.1°C;
  • near Spring Valley is unrated, 2.29 ft deep (flood stage 11ft);
  • at Milford is normal, 42.89% above mean, 181 cfs, and, 5.03 ft deep (flood stage 17ft) (updated 08/14/22)
  • East Fork Little Miami River drains an area of 476 sq miles in Clermont County. Flow
  • at Williamsburg is unrated, 23.05% above mean at 20.9 cfs and .75 ft deep;
  • below Harsha Dam near Bantam in Clermont County is 15.97 ft deep, water temperature is 26.5°C;
  • at Perintown is normal, 58.90% above mean at 104 cfs and 2.33 ft deep (flood stage 19ft) (updated 08/14/22)
  • 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, 40.64% above mean at 8.02 cfs and 2.16 ft deep. (updated 08/14/22)
  • Caesar Creek drains an area of 239 sq miles in Warren County into the Little Miami River. The flow near Wellman is unrated, 4.54 ft deep and 22.4°C (updated 08/14/22)
  • O’Bannon Creek drains an area of 54 sq miles in Clermont County. The flow at Loveland is unrated, 32.63% above mean flow, 2.46 cfs and 1.07 ft deep; (updated 08/14/22)

Hazardous Algal Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (2 active)

Ceasar Creek North (Warren County)

Bacteria Contamination Advisory issued Aug 3, 10:24 am, ongoing, for high bacteria levels

Sampling test results:

  • Aug 1 E-coli 2419 cfu/100ml (Coliform/E. coli Enzyme substrate test; ONPG-MUG test)
  • Jul 19 E-coli 35.5 cfu/100ml (Coliform/E. coli Enzyme substrate test; ONPG-MUG test)

Monitoring: Ohio DNR Monitors for algae as needed; tests e-coli tested every 2 weeks until results exceed 235 cfu/100ml.

Location 39.537022/-83.985703

Contact: Caesar Creek State Park, tel 513-897-3055for more info

Little Miami River – Isaak Walton League, Loveland (Clermont County)

Bacteria Contamination Advisory issued July 12, 11:39 am, ongoing, for high bacteria levels

Sampling test results:

  • Aug 8 E-coli 560 cfu/100ml (m-ColiBlue24 HACH method)
  • Aug 1 E-coli 420 cfu/100ml (m-ColiBlue24 HACH method)

Monitoring: Clermont County Health District (as of 2021)

Location: 39.253994/-84.27906

Spills (1 new)

◆ July 2nd, 2022 – in Batavia Township (Clermont), was a spill of diesel fuel. We don’t know how much was spilled. None of the fuel was reported recovered from the site. (39.066, -84.218) (Case#2207EPA0001001) (Little Miami)

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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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