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With the Flow Ohio – Watershed Report for the Week of February 21 to 27, 2022
Thursday-Friday Storm and Snow Melt Flooding Continues

By Gillian Ward

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

USGS WaterWatch Current Streamflow weekly report data is captured from real-time monitoring stations, including the flow volume as a percentage of average (mean), flow volume in cubic feet per second, flow depth, and temperature, where available. A river or stream that has reached flood action stage is shown in bold text, a system in flood stage appears in red, ice affected in italics.

USGS Groundwater Watch – data captured from well sites, including depth (in feet) from ground surface to reach water level; the higher measurement represents lower groundwater level.

Public Drinking Water systems are added to our database each week - active (A) community (C) systems sourced from groundwater or surface water for residential delivery, by watershed. Recent violations and enforcement orders, lead and copper test results as posted in Ohio EPA Drinking Water Watch are included. For more information, see report key at the end of this document.

EPA Lead and Copper Rule

USA Environmental Protection Agency upholds and enforces drinking water for public water systems through the Safe Water Act. Lead can enter the drinking water stream when corrosion occurs in certain types of distribution lines and connections Lead is toxic when consumed and accumulates in the body over time. The effects of lead toxicity may present as stomach upset to brain damage.

WTOH tracks lead and copper test results by watershed, as published by EPA Ohio on their Drinking Water Watch database.

Public Water systems sample and test for lead and copper at customer taps periodically through the year. While there is no safe level of lead in drinking water, and the maximum non-enforceable target for drinking water is set to 0, the EPA requires action steps be taken when more than 10% of customers are found to have 15 parts per billion lead at their taps, or 0.015 mg/l. Action level for copper is 1.3 mg/l.

1,2 Lake Erie Watersheds

1 Southern Lake Erie Watersheds

1a Grand River Watershed

Flows: capturing rainfall and snowmelt from parts of Ashtabula, Lake, Geauga, Portage, Trumbull Counties

  • Grand River drains 685 sq miles in Lake County; the flow near Painesville is above normal, 241.8% above mean at 5360 cfs and 7.21 ft deep (flood stage 12.5 ft), .4°C and 206 µS/cm (02-20-22)

Groundwater Monitor Geauga County – stable trend, slight drop this week

USGS 412331081123000 GE-22 Groundwater monitoring station in Geauga County reporting 12.62 feet depth to water level, feet below land surface (updated 02-13-2022)

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, 154.2 % above mean at 869 cfs and 3.72 ft deep; -.2°C (updated 02-20-22)
  • Chagrin River drains an area of 246 sq miles of Lake County into Lake Erie. Flow is normal at Willoughby station, 89.8% above mean at 547 cfs and 4.14 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft) (updated 02-20-22)
  • Unnamed tributary to Chagrin River drains 7.69 sq miles of Cuyahoga County. The flow at Mayfield Village is unrated, 113.8% above mean at 2.97 cfs and 1.04 ft deep; The flow at Pepper Pike is ice affected, 6.54 ft deep (updated 02-20-22)
  • Euclid Creek drains an area of 5.13 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at South Euclid is unrated 64.3% above mean at 45.2 cfs and 2.7 ft deep; the flow at Cleveland is ice affected, down a foot and a half this week, 2.52 ft deep (updated 02-20-22)
  • East Branch at Euclid Creek drains 7.11 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at Richmond Heights is unrated, 41.5% above mean at 7.2 cfs and 1.58 ft deep (updated 02-20-22)

1c Cuyahoga River Watershed

Flows: parts of Cuyahoga, Summit, Portage, Geauga 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 much above normal: 473.3% above mean at 1860 cfs and 5.69 ft deep (flood stage 7ft); at Old Portage, 409.1% above mean at 2930 cfs and 8.46 feet deep (flood at 10.5ft); at Jaite station normal, 270.9% above mean at 3250 cfs and 8 ft deep, 7.4°C; at Independence station, flowing much normal, 285.8% above mean at 4190 cfs and 9.58 ft deep, (flood at 17 ft), 2.1°C and 86 µS/cm; at the Newburgh Heights station nearest the outlet in Cuyahoga County flow is not rated: 268.4% above mean at 4820 cfs; 5.9° (updated 02-20-22)
  • Indian Creek drains an area of 4.49 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at Macedonia is unrated, 72.1% above mean at 8.25 cfs and 1.5 ft deep (flood stage 9.5ft) (updated 02-20-22)
  • West Creek drains an area of 9.23 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at Pleasant Valley Rd near Parma is unrated, 232.9% above mean at 8.43 cfs and 9.43 ft deep (8.85 ft is minimum operating limit); at Ridgewood Road, Parma is unrated, flowing 176.2 % above mean at 13.5 cfs and 5.06 ft deep (flood stage 10ft); at Brooklyn Heights (nearest to the outlet) flowing above normal: 114 % above mean at 27.9 cfs and 1.67 ft deep. (updated 02-20-22)
  • Mill Creek gathers runoff and drains 12.9 sq miles in the Cuyahoga River watershed; the flow is monitored at Garfield Heights 4 % above mean and 15.7 cfs and 1.03 ft deep; at Garfield Parkway flow is 65.4% above mean at 23.6 cfs and 1.76 ft deep (flood stage 7.5 ft) (updated 02-20-22)
  • Big Creek drains an area of 35.3 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at Cleveland is not ranked, 60 % above mean at 50.3 cfs and 2.78 ft deep. (updated 02-20-22)
  • East Branch Big Creek collects flow from 19.2 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at Brooklyn is 8% above mean at 9.21 cfs and 2.39 ft deep. (updated 02-20-22)
  • Brandywine Creek drains an area of 16.4 sq miles in Summit County. The flow near Macedonia is unrated, 3.15 ft deep, (flood stage is 13 ft). (updated 02-20-22)
  • Tinkers Creek drains an area of 83.9 sq miles of Cuyahoga County, flow at Bedford is above normal, 172.75% above mean at 413 cfs and 3.59 ft deep (flood at 9.5 ft). (updated 02-20-22)
  • Chippewa Creek drains an area of 17.5 sq miles in Cuyahoga County before joining the Cuyahoga River. The flow near Brecksville is normal, 6 % above mean at 36.8 cfs and 3 ft deep (updated 02-20-22)
  • Doan Brook drains an area of 8.2 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at MLK Jr. Dr Cleveland is unrated, 12.7 cfs and 2.09 ft deep. (updated 02-20-22)

USGS does not list groundwater monitors in Cuyahoga County.

1d Black River - Rocky River Watershed

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

  • Black River drains an area of 396 sq miles of Lorain County into Lake Erie. Flow at Elyria is above normal just a day after the end of flooding, 144.5% above mean flow, 1070 cfs and 4.34 ft deep. (flood stage 9.5 ft – this system was flooding for 48 hours Feb 17 noon to Feb 19 just after noon.) The water is 0.6° Specific conductance 338 µS/cm (flow information updated 02-20-22)
  • Rocky River drains an area of 267 sq miles of Cuyahoga County into Lake Erie. Flow at Berea is 91.85% above mean, 495 cfs and 6.2 ft deep, (flood stage 14 ft) The water temp gage is malfunctioning. (updated 02-20-22)
  • East Branch Rocky River drains an area of 60.3 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow near Strongsville is 42.6 % above mean and 84.7 cfs and 6.34 ft deep. (update 02-20-22)
  • Plum Creek drains 15.7 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow near Olmstead Falls is 123.5% above mean, 66.8 cfs and 3.11 ft deep (flood at 8ft). (updated 02-20-22)
  • Abram Creek drains an area of 8.12 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at Kolthoff Dr. is 77.1% above mean at 15.2 cfs and .86 ft; at Brook Park is not rated, 2.02 ft deep (min operating limit .19ft) (updated 02-20-22)
  • Baldwin Creek drains an area of 8.9 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at Strongsville is unrated, 120.7% above mean at 24.5 cfs and 2.99 ft deep. (updated 02-20-22)

USGS Groundwater Watch

Ashland County

Station ‘70700 Name:AS-2 OH
Most Recent Measurement: 24 ft Measurement Date:10/28/2021
Station: ‘3000 Name:AS-3 OH
Most Recent Measurement:12.94 ft Measurement Date:10/28/2021

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.

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 normal, 138 % above mean, at 643 cfs and 3.47 ft deep (flood stage 9ft); equipment malfunction on the temp and conductance gages (updated 02-20-22)
  • 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 flowing above normal, 120% above mean at 814 cfs and 8.77 ft deep, up from last week’s 6.95 ft deep (flood stage is 18 ft). The water is 2°C, 486 µS/cm (updated 02-20-22)
  • Old Woman Creek drains 22.1 sq miles in Erie County. At Berlin Rd near Huron, the flow is above normal, 144.5% above mean at 55.7 cfs, 3.07 ft deep. (updated 02-20-22)

USGS Groundwater Watch – increasing trend

Erie County - Site ‘3900 E10-OH: 52.42 ft as of 02-13-22, up from 55.54 on 01-31-22

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

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, 149.6 % above mean at 211 cfs and 2.12 ft deep (floods at 8.5 ft); near Upper Sandusky above normal flow, 230.25% above mean at 1050 cfs and 3.66 ft deep (flood at 13 ft); much above normal flow at Fremont, 466.5% above mean flow at 10000 cfs and 6.09 ft deep (floods at 10ft); .8 °C. (02-20-22) 
  • 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, 220.9% above mean at 721 cfs and 5.13 ft deep. (02-20-22)
  • Rock Creek drains an area of 34.6 sq miles in Seneca County into the Sandusky River. The flow at Republic is unrated 39.8% above mean at 9.06 cfs and 4.92 ft deep; at Tiffin is experiencing equipment malfunction (updated 02-20-22)
  • Tymochtee Creek drains an area of 229 sq miles in Wyandot County into Sandusky River. The flow at Crawford is high, 537.8% above mean at 2170 cfs and 6.32 ft deep (flood stage 8.5 ft). (updated 02-20-22)

USGS Groundwater Watch

Crawford County Station ’3100 CR-1-OH 20.16 ft as at 10-28-2021

Hardin County Station ‘2600 HA-2A-OH 7.86 ft as at 01-31-2022

(these sites are on periodic measurements; the records will be updated here as new measurements are posted on USGS Groundwater Watch.)

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 98.3% above mean at 229 cfs and 5.08 ft deep (flood at 14 ft); the flow above Findlay is 107.2% above mean at 380 cfs and 7.13 ft deep; near Findlay is normal, 145.6% above mean, 654 cfs and 2.72 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft), 2.3° C; at Gilboa in Putnam County is 285.8 % above mean at 2460 cfs and 9.74 ft deep; at Ottawa in Putnam County is 374.2% above mean at 3910 cfs and 20.24 ft deep; near Dupont is 189.8% above mean at 1240 cfs and 20.8 ft deep (updated 02-20-22)
  • Lye Creek drains an area of 18.8 sq miles. The flow above Findlay is 137.3% above mean at 33.3 cfs and 1.99 ft deep (flood stage is 6ft). (02-20-22)
  • Eagle Creek drains an area of 51 sq miles in Hancock County. The flow above Findlay is unrated, 162.1% above mean at 126 cfs and 4.42 ft deep (flood stage is 9ft) 1.6°C and 478 µ/cm. (updated 02-20-22)
  • Riley Creek drains an area of 70.3 sq miles in Putnam County. The flow below Pandora is experiencing equipment malfunction. (updated 02-20-22)

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, 129.1% above mean, 837 cfs and 4.81 ft deep. The water is 0.5°C; near Elmore the flow is unrated, 127.4% above mean at 850 cfs and 4.04 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft) (updated 02-20-22)

2e Auglaize River Watershed

Flows: washes parts of Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Paulding, Williams, Wood 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 55.9% above mean at 359 cfs and 6.58 ft deep; at Fort Jennings station is flowing high, 739.9% above mean at 3610 cfs and 11.96 ft deep; flow near Dupont is 22.58 ft deep; Defiance is normal 398.3% above mean, 13700 cfs and 13.81 ft deep (flood stage 21 ft) (updated 02-20-22)
  • Little Flat Rock Creek drains an area of 15.2 sq miles in Paulding County into the Auglaize River. The flow near Junction is 3% above mean, 16.8 cfs and 3.97 ft deep. (updated 02-20-22)
  • Little Auglaize River drains an area of 401 sq miles in Paulding County into Auglaize River. The flow at Melrose is 90.9% above mean at 1060 cfs and 19.05 ft deep. (updated 02-20-22)

2f - Lower Maumee River Watershed

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

  • The entire Maumee River drains an area of 6330 sq miles of Ohio State. The lower portion flow at Waterville is sending data suggesting flow is much above normal, 413.6% above mean, 40000 cfs and 9.66 ft deep, 4°C and 286 µ/cm. (updated 02-20-22)
  • Ottawa River drains an area of 350 sq miles in Lucas County directly into western Lake Erie. The flow near Lima is 2.4% above mean, 5.45 cfs and 10.78 ft deep; at Kalida is normal, 159.6% above mean at 1310 cfs and 5.26 ft deep (flood stage 19 ft); the University of Toledo at Toledo is normal 68.3% above mean, 181 cfs and 5.05 ft deep (flood stage 14.5 ft) (update 02-20-22)
  • Wolf Creek drains an area of 24.8 sq miles in Lucas County. The flow at Holland is normal, 111.8% above mean at 59.8 cfs and 3.38 ft deep (flood stage 13 ft). (updated 02-20-22)

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.

 2h St. Mary’s River Watershed

Flows: from Mercer, Van Wert

  • 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 497.3% above mean, 2710 cfs and 10.72 ft deep (flood stage 13 ft); the flow at Walcot Street at Willshire is ice affected, 13.2 ft deep. (updated 02-20-22)

2i Upper Maumee River Watershed

Flows: parts of Paulding and Defiance Counties

  • The upper Maumee River drains an area of 2129 sq miles of Paulding County. The flow at Antwerp in Paulding County is 321.6% above mean at 9920 cfs and 17.4 ft deep, (temp and conductivity gage malfunctioning); near Defiance flow is much above normal, 389.8% above mean at 29800 cfs and 6.62 ft deep (flood at 14 ft), .3°C (updated 02-20-22)
  • Platter Creek drains an area of 19.5 sq miles of Defiance County into Maumee River. The flow at Sherwood is experiencing equipment malfunction, registering 14.42% above mean at 21.1 cfs and 2.28 ft deep. (updated 02-20-22

2j Tiffin River

Flows: wetting parts of Williams, Defiance Counties

  • Tiffin River starts drains an area of 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: much above normal, 394.9% above mean, 2590 cfs and 13.96 ft deep (flood stage 11ft); near Evansport is 431% above mean, 2770 cfs and 22.47 ft deep. (updated 02-20-22)
  • Bean Creek drains an area of 206 sq miles in Fulton County. The flow at Powers is much above normal, 376.4% above mean at 1290 cfs and 14.56 ft deep. Action stage. (updated 02-20-22) This system ran above minor flood stage from early Thursday through to Saturday night.
  • Unnamed tributary to Lost Creek drains an area of 4.23 sq miles in Defiance County. The flow near Farmer is normal, 83.6% above normal, 8.13 cfs and 1.88 ft deep. (updated 02-20-22)

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 much above normal, 384.3% above mean, 3890 cfs and 13.81 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft) (updated 02-20-22)

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”, the 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 10.74 ft deep, 0°C (02-20-22)
  • On the Pennsylvania side of the border, the Shenango River at Pymatuning Dam is flowing above normal, 209% above mean, 631 cfs and 6 ft deep; at Sharpsville is much above normal, 286% above mean, 3440 cfs and 6.31 ft deep (flood stage 6.8ft). The water is .4° Flow information updated on (02-20-22).

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, 4.36 ft deep, -.3°C; below Berlin Dam near Berlin Centre is unrated, 421.3% above mean at 1900 cfs and 4.27 ft deep (flood stage 5.4ft), 1.1°C; at Pricetown in Mahoning County is much above normal, 311.2% above mean at 990 cfs and 4.63 ft deep (flood stage 8.1ft), 2.7°C; The flow at Leavittsburg is much above normal, 258.85% above mean, 2640 cfs and 8.18 ft deep (flood stage 12.5), 1.1°C; below West Ave at Youngstown is much above normal, 255.2% above mean, 4470 cfs and 6.41 ft deep (flood stage 14ft) 1ºC and 352 µS/cm; at Lowellville, the flow is unrated 155 % above mean at 4830 cfs and 6.05 ft deep and 1.2°C, 336 µS/cm. (02-20-22)
  • West Branch Mahoning River drains an area of 82 sq miles in Portage County. The flow near Ravenna is 85 ft deep, water temp .4ºC; the flow at Wayland is unrated, 237% above mean at 352 cfs and 6.1 ft deep. (updated 02-20-22)
  • Mosquito Creek drains an area of 97.5 sq miles in Trumbull County before joining the Mahoning River south of Warren City. The flow measured closest the headwaters is near Greene Centre, 119.8% above mean at 65.3 cfs, 6.09 ft deep and 0°C; the flow below Mosquito Creek Dam near Cortland is 173.8% over mean at 316 cfs and 2.64 ft deep and 3.3° Flow information updated on 02-20-22.
  • Eagle Creek drains an area of 97.6 sq miles in Trumbull County, exiting the state before joining Shenango River. The flow at Phalanx Station in Trumbull County is high, 1535.3% above mean at 3700 cfs and 12.89 ft deep.(flood stage 9.5 ft) (updated 02-20-22) Breached minor flood stage Thursday at 3 am, still flooding.

3c Little Beaver Watershed

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

- Little Beaver River drains an area of 496 sq miles of Columbiana County into the Ohio River. The flow at East Liverpool is above normal, 187.7% above mean at 1740 cfs and 5.71 ft deep. (02-20-22)

- Yellow Creek drains an area of 147 sq miles in Jefferson County. Flow is unrated at Amsterdam, unrated 3.04 ft deep; the flow is ice affected at Hammondsville is 216.8% above mean at 619 cfs and 3.44 ft deep (02-20-22)

- Short Creek drains an area of 123 sq miles in Jefferson County. Flow is normal at Dillonvale station, 205.3% above mean flow at 412 cfs, 4.45 ft deep (Flood Stage 9ft). (02-20-22)

3d Wheeling Creek Watershed

Flows: catching parts of Belmont, Monroe Counties

  • Wheeling Creek drains an area of 97sq miles in Belmont County. Flow is above normal below Blaine, 150.7% above mean flow at 254 cfs and 2.33 ft deep (Flood stage 6ft). (02-20-22)

3e Shade River Watershed

Flows: parts of Meigs County

  • Shade River at drains an area of 156 sq miles in Meigs County. The monitoring station located near Chester is registering normal flow, 89% above mean at 258 cfs and 6.64 ft deep (flood stage 17ft deep). 4°C (02-20-22)

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, 234.8% above mean at 1860 cfs and 5.35 ft deep (flood stage 20ft); the flow is much above normal at Athens, registering 394.8% above mean flow, 7530 cfs and 15.75 ft deep (flood stage 20ft). (02-20-22)
  • 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, 160% above mean, 224 cfs, and 2.12 ft deep. (02-20-22)

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, 260 % above mean flow at 3120 cfs and 12.65 ft deep (flood stage 21ft). (02-20-22)
  • Symmes Creek drains 302 sq miles of Lawrence County into the Ohio River; at Aid, the flow is unrated, 259.6% above mean at 1600 cfs and 14.45 ft deep (flood stage 19ft deep). (02-20-22)

3h Middle Ohio – White Oak Watershed

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

  • White Oak Creek drains an area of 208 sq miles in Brown County; the flow above Georgetown is unrated, 17.5% above mean, 211 cfs and 4.62 ft deep. (02-20-22)

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 56% above mean at 139 cfs and 5.5 ft deep (flood stage 12ft); at Kemper Road at Sharonville is 4.02 ft deep; at East Sharon Rd in Sharonville the flow is unrated, 48.4 cfs, 4.74 ft deep; at Reading flow is not ranked, 5.63 ft deep; at Carthage, the flow is 218.8% above mean at 565 cfs and 1.46 ft deep (02-20-22)
  • West Fork Mill Creek drains an area of 29.9 sq miles in Hamilton County. The Reservoir near Greenhills is 681.28 ft deep. (updated 02-20-22)
  • Sharon Creek drains an area of 5.39 sq miles in Hamilton County. The flow at Sharonville is 1.93 ft deep. (updated 02-20-22)
  • Congress Run drains an area of 3.88 sq miles in Hamilton County. The flow near Carthage is unrated and 1.18 ft deep. (updated 02-20-22)

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4 Muskingum River Watersheds

4a Tuscarawas River Watershed

Flows: parts of Tuscarawas County

  • Tuscarawas River drains an area of 2443 sq miles of Tuscarawas County before joining the Muskingum River. Flow at Massillon is much above normal at 481.7% above mean at 3900 cfs and 15.39 ft deep, below Dover Dam near Dover is 7.43 ft deep; at New Philadelphia is not rated, 8820 cfs and 7.13 ft deep (flood stage 7.5 ft) Newcomerstown is high, 334% above mean at 13600 cfs and up almost a foot to 9.51 ft deep, (Flood stage 11ft). (02-20-22)
  • Nimishillen Creek drains an area of 172 sq miles in Stark County. The flow at North Industry is much above normal 251.5 % above mean, 758 cfs and 3.44 ft deep (flood stage 10 ft) (updated 02-20-22)
  • Middle Branch Nimishillen Creek drains 43 sq miles in Stark County. The flow at Canton is much above normal, 250% above mean at 169 cfs and 3.02 ft deep. (flood stage 6ft – moderate flooding Thurs/Fri) (updated 02-20-22)
  • East Branch Nimishillen Creek drains an area of 15 sq miles in Stark County. The flow at Louisville is 5.26 ft (flood stage 11 ft)
  • North Branch Nimishillen Creek drains an area of sq miles in Stark County. The flow near Carrollton is 3.51 ft deep, 3.8ºC and 128µS/cm. (updated 02-20-22)
  • Sandy Creek drains an area of 253 sq miles in Stark County. The flow at Waynesburg is much above normal, 289.8% above mean flow at 1490 cfs and 4.89 ft deep (flood stage 8 ft – this system experienced moderate flooding Thursday through Saturday) (updated 02-20-22)
  • McGuire Creek drains an area of 48.3 sq miles in Carroll County. The flow at Leesville is normal, 7.8% above mean at 5.44 cfs and 2.84 ft deep. (updated 02-20-22)
  • Chippewa Creek drains an area of 50.4 sq miles in Wayne County. The flow at Miller Rd at Sterling is 302.9% above mean at 257 cfs and 3.91 ft deep. (02-20-22)
  • Sugar Creek drains an area of 311 sq miles in Tuscarawas County. The flow near Beach City is unrated, double depth, 7.09 ft deep; at Strasburg is much above normal, 494.2% above mean at 2760 cfs and 6.9 ft deep (updated 02-20-22)

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, 11.15 ft deep; at Cambridge is high, 583.3% above mean at 4220 cfs and 16.17 ft deep (flood stage 15ft); below Will Creek Dam at Wills Creek, flow is not rated, up over 3 ft to 12.14 ft deep. (02-20-22). 
  • - 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, 1.75% above mean at 5.27 cfs and 4.36 ft deep. (02-20-22)
  • 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, 5.04 ft deep, 4.1ºC and 525 µS/cm. (02-20-22)
  • Leatherwood Creek drains an area of 69.5 sq miles in Guernsey County. The flow near Kipling is not rated, 132.7% above mean at 166 cfs and down more than a foot to 4.25 ft deep. (updated 02-20-22)

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 range at 94.85% above mean, 392 cfs and 5.35 ft deep. (02-20-22)
  • Duck Creek drains an area of 260 sq miles in Washington County. The flow below Whipple is 86.4% above mean at 575 cfs and 3.56 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft) East Fork Duck Creek near Harrietsville not rated, 60.4% above mean at 111 cfs and 4.23 ft deep; West Fork Duck Creek at Macksburg is not rated, 84.65% above mean at 209 cfs and 4.88 ft deep (updated 02-20-22)

4d Mohican River Watershed

Flows: catching parts of Richland County

  • Clear Fork Mohican River drains an area of 115 sq miles in Richland County. The streamflow gauge at Bellville reports flow of 2.35 ft deep; no volume data available; below Pleasant Hill Dam, 3.42 ft deep; (02-20-22)
  • Black Fork Mohican River drains an area of 28 sq miles in Richland County. The flow at Shelby is unrated, 216.55% above mean at 106 cfs and 7.13 ft deep; below Charles Mill Dam near Mifflin is 6.67 ft deep; at Loudonville is 8.34 ft deep (flood stage 10 ft) (02-20-22)
  • Lake Fork drains an area of 271 sq miles in Ashland County. The flow below Mohicanville Dam at Mohicanville is 9.44 ft deep. (updated 02-20-22)
  • Rocky Fork drains an area of 66.7 sq miles of Richland County. The flow at Lucas is 4.65 ft deep. (updated 02-20-22)

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 unrated, 11.11 ft deep; the flow below Randle is unrated, 3.5 ft deep (02-20-22)
  • Kokosing River drains an area of 202 sq miles in Knox County. At Mount Vernon station in Knox County, the Kokosing is flowing normal, 308.75% above mean flow at 1110 cfs and 5.55 ft deep (flood stage 14ft) (02-20-22)
  • Killbuck Creek drains an area of 464 sq miles in Holmes County. The flow at Killbuck in Holmes County is much above normal, 398.5% above mean flow at 3020 cfs and 16.49 ft deep (Flood Stage 15ft). (02-20-22)

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 above normal, 204.6% above mean flow at 2160 cfs and 5.89 ft deep (flood Stage 14ft), below Dillon Dam near Dillon Falls the flow is unrated, 10.33 ft deep. (02-20-22)
  • North Fork Licking River drains an area of 241 sq miles of Licking County; at Utica in Licking County is below normal, 12.6% above mean at 28.8 cfs, 7.48 ft deep; at Newark is 1.11 ft deep; at Ohio Street in Newark the flow is not rated, 5.35 feet deep. (02-20-22)
  • South Fork Licking River drains an area of 133 sq miles of Licking County. The station at Kirkersville is 27% above historic mean at 20.3 cfs and 4.76 ft deep; near Buckeye Lake flow is unrated, 874.18 ft deep (flood stage 880 ft) Hebron flow is above normal, 229.9% above historic mean at 657 cfs and 5.67 ft deep; at Heath the flow is unrated, 148.4% above mean at 701 cfs and 7.12 ft deep. (02-20-22)

4g Muskingum River Watershed

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

  • Muskingum River drains an area of 7947 sq miles. At Coshocton in Coshocton County, the Upper Muskingum is flowing much above normal, 291.2% at 24900 cfs and 16.56 ft deep (flood stage 15ft); at Dresden in Muskingum County is flowing much above normal, 263.9% above mean at 29900 cfs and 18.29 ft deep (flood Stage 20 ft); at Zanesville, unrated, 18.81 ft deep (flood stage 25 ft); at McConnelsville in Morgan County, the river is flowing much above normal, 282.85 % above mean at 35900 cfs and 10.15 ft deep (flood stage 11ft). (02-21-22)
  • Muskingum River (lower) at Beverly station in Washington County is unrated, 201.75% above mean at 35300 cfs and 26.2 ft deep. (02-21-22)

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

  • The 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, 238% above mean at 980 cfs, 7.79 ft deep (flood Stage 12ft); the flow at Prospect in Delaware County is high, 602.3% above mean at 5480 cfs and 11 ft deep (flood Stage 12ft); the flow below O’Shaughnessy Dam near Dublin is much above normal, 424 % above mean at 6730 cfs, 8.79 ft deep; at 5th Ave Columbus in Franklin County is 420% above mean flow at 6740 cfs and 13.9 ft deep; at Columbus flowing much above normal, 439.1% above mean at 11500 cfs and 15.3 ft deep; near Commercial Point in Pickaway County the flow is unrated, 293.6% above mean at 12200 cfs and 19.45 ft deep. (02-21-22)
  • Mill Creek drains an area of 178 sq miles in Delaware County. The flow at Bellepoint is normal, 93.9% above mean at 327 cfs and 3.13 ft deep (update 02-21-22)
  • Whetsone Creek drains an area of 37.9 sq miles in Morrow County. The flow at Mt. Gilead is unrated 129.55% above mean at 89.4 cfs and 3.24 ft deep (flood stage 9 ft) (update 02-21-22)
  • Big Walnut Creek drains an area of in Delaware County. The flow at Sunbury is normal, 72.55% above mean at 167 cfs and 5.64 ft deep, 522µS/cm (conductivity gage is reading same as last week); flow at Central College is above normal at 260.7% above mean at 657 cfs and 5.23 ft deep, (flood stage 11.7 ft); at Rees flow is much above normal, 294.45% above mean at 2420 cfs and 5.79 ft deep (updated 02-21-22)
  • Big Darby Creek drains an area of 534 sq miles in Pickaway County. The streamflow gauge at Darbyville is unrated, flowing at 2% above mean at 15.8 cfs and .17 ft deep. (these values appear erroneous, possible sensor error) (02-21-22)
  • Little Darby Creek drains an area of 162 sq miles in Madison County. The flow at West Jefferson is not rated, 156.2% above mean at 476 cfs and 7.42 ft deep. (02-21-22)
  • Hellbranch Run drains an area of 35.8 sq miles in Franklin County. The flow at Harrisburg is 124.8% above historic mean at 102 cfs and 5.65 ft deep (02-21-22)
  • Alum Creek drains an area of 189 sq miles in Delaware County. The flow near Kilbourne is unrated, 43% above mean at 81.4 cfs and 3 ft deep; at Africa is much above normal, 777% above mean at 1390 cfs and 4.8 feet deep; 2.5ºC at Columbus is not rated, 5.53 ft deep; (02-21-22)
  • Upper 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 is 4.91 ft deep; the flow at Delaware in Delaware County is high, 588.2% above mean at 4640 cfs and 8.62 ft deep (flood Stage 9ft); near Worthington is high, 555.75% above the mean, 4960 cfs and 7.49 ft deep. (02-21-22)

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 5b Paint Creek Watershed

Flows: parts of Clinton County

  • Paint Creek drains an area of 249 sq miles in Clinton and Ross Counties. The flow at Greenfield is above normal, 150.3% above mean, 710 cfs and 4.04 ft deep; near Bainbridge is not rated, 7.05 ft deep, 4.4ºC; near Bourneville is above normal, 248.35% above mean at 4430 and 7.61 ft deep; at Chillicothe, the flow is above normal at 191.75% above historic mean at 5120 cfs and 11.3 ft deep. (02-21-22)

5c Lower Scioto Watershed

Flows: Parts of Madison, Highland, Franklin 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, 240% above mean at 15300 cfs and 12.05 ft deep; at Chillicothe in Ross County, flow is high at 477.9% above historic mean at 29400 cfs and 13.2 ft deep; at Higby in Ross County is high, 424% above mean flow at 35100 cfs and 15.87 ft deep; the flow at Piketon in Pike County is not rated, 360.1% above mean, 39500 cfs, and 20.99 ft deep. (02-21-22)
  • Deer Creek drains an area of 228 sq miles in Madison County. The flow at Mount Sterling is above normal, 105.7% above mean at 430 cfs and 5.54 ft deep; flow near Pancoastburg is not rated, 5.77 ft deep; at Williamsport, the flow is not rated, 8.39 ft deep (02-21-22)
  • Rattlesnake Creek drains an area of 209 sq miles in Highland County. The flow at Centerfield is 3.76 ft deep. (updated 02-21-22)
  • Rocky Fork Creek drains an area of 140 sq miles in Highland County. The flow at Barretts Mills is normal, 29.75% above mean at 82.4 cfs and 2.35 ft deep. (02-21-22)
  • Walnut Creek drains an area of 274 sq miles. The flow at Ashville is unrated, 96.7% above mean, 639 cfs and 7.3 ft deep. (02-21-22)

5d Little Scioto Watershed

  • Tygart’s Creek drains 242 sq miles in Greenup County. The flow near Greenup, KY is normal, 80.6% above the mean, 463 cfs and 4.25 ft deep. (02-21-22)

6 Miami River Watersheds - flow

6a Upper Great Miami Watershed

  • The 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 much above normal, 264.5% above mean at 2360 cfs and 5.25 ft deep (flood stage 10ft); at Piqua flow is 47.8% over mean at 467 cfs and 1.93 ft deep (flood stage is 14 ft); at Troy is above normal, 199.7% above the mean at 3020 cfs and 5.88 ft deep; the flow at Taylorsville is much above normal, 250% above mean at 4370 cfs and 8.19 ft deep (flood stage 22 ft) (updated 02-21-22)
  • Loramie Creek drains an area of 257 sq miles in Shelby County. The flow near Newport is above normal, 168% above mean, 458 cfs and 5.49 ft deep; at Lockington in Shelby County is above normal, 184.7% above mean, 746 cfs and 5.45 ft deep. (updated 02-21-22)
  • Bokengehalas Creek drains an area of 40.4 sq miles of Logan County. The station at de Graff is not rated, 105.7% above mean flow at 90.3 cfs and 2.12 ft deep; (updated 02-21-22)
  • Mad River drains a combined area of 635 sq miles in Clark, Champaign, Greene, and Logan Counties. The upper portion of the river is monitored from a station at West Liberty, flow is unrated, 43.5% above mean, 63.2 cfs and 2.9 feet deep; the flow near Urbana is above normal, 136.9% above mean at 302 cfs and 3.54 ft deep; St. Paris Pike is normal, 140.3% above mean, 646 cfs and 7.3 ft deep; at Springfield is above normal, 156.5% above mean at 1240 cfs and 2.55 ft deep (flood stage 8ft); the flow near Dayton is much above normal, 179.8% above mean, 1810 cfs and 5.41 ft deep (flood stage 25ft) (updated 02-21-22)
  • Stillwater River drains an area of 503 sq miles in Miami County. The flow at Pleasant Hill is above normal, 129.2% above mean, 1050 cfs and 3.4 ft deep, 2.9°C; at Englewood is flowing much above normal, 438.2% above mean at 4270 cfs and 19.41 ft deep (flood stage 58 ft) (02-21-22)
  • Greenville Creek drains an area of 193 sq miles in Warren and Darke Counties. The flow near Bradford is above normal, 145.3% above mean, 472 cfs and 2.9 ft deep. (updated 02-21-22)

6b Lower Great Miami Watersheds

  • 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 much above normal, 242.6% above mean at 9920 cfs and 28.9 ft deep (flood stage 41ft); at Miamisburg, Montgomery County flow is much above normal, 318.3% above mean at 11400 cfs and 9.08 ft deep (flood stage 16ft); at Franklin the flow is unrated, 189.9% above mean at 11900 cfs and 6.64 ft deep (flood stage 14 ft); at Middletown flow is unrated, 243.7% above mean at 12900 cfs and 6.62 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft) 4.2°C; at Hamilton flow is much above normal, 258.6% above mean at 14700 cfs and 66.6 feet deep (flood stage 75ft); at Miamitown the flow is unrated, 8.28 ft deep (flood stage 16ft) (updated 02-21-22)
  • Wolf Creek drains an area of 68.7 sq miles in Montgomery County into the Great Miami River. The flow at Dayton is normal, 58.6% above mean flow at 101 cfs and 1.98 ft deep (updated 02-21-22)
  • Holes Creek drains an area of 18.7 sq miles in Montgomery County into the Great Miami River. The flow near Kettering is unrated, 23.6% above mean at 18 cfs and 2.68 ft deep. (updated 02-21-22)
  • Twin Creek drains an area of 275 sq miles of Montgomery County into the Great Miami River. The flow near Germantown is above normal, 133% above mean at 624 cfs and 3.8 ft deep (flood stage 62 ft). (updated 02-21-22)
  • Sevenmile Creek drains 69 sq miles of Preble County into the Great Miami River. The flow at Camden is normal, 33.4% above mean at 50.4 cfs and 3.85 ft deep. (updated 02-21-22)

6c Little Miami Watershed

  • Little Miami River drains an area of 1203 sq miles in Clark and Greene Counties. The flow near Oldtown is above normal, 135.6% above mean at 263 cfs and 2.67 ft deep, 3.8°C; near Spring Valley is unrated, 4.93 ft deep (flood stage 11ft); at Milford is above normal, 191.2% above mean, 4120 cfs, and 8.36 ft deep (flood stage 17ft) (updated 02-21-22)
  • East Fork Little Miami River drains an area of 476 sq miles in Clermont County. Flow at Williamsburg is unrated, 23.3% above mean at 206 cfs and 1.86 ft deep; below Harsha Dam near Bantam in Clermont County is 20.35 ft deep, water temperature is 4°C, the flow at Perintown is above normal, 204.9% above mean at 2320 cfs and 5.5 ft deep (flood stage 19ft) (updated 02-21-22)
  • Massies Creek drains an area of 63.2 sq miles in Greene County into the Little Miami River. The flow at Wilberforce is above normal 133.85% above mean at 153 cfs and 3.29 ft deep (updated 02-21-22)
  • Caesar Creek drains an area of 239 sq miles in Warren County into the Little Miami River. The flow near Wellman is unrated, 46 ft deep and 6.2°C (updated 02-21-22)
  • O’Bannon Creek drains an area of 54 sq miles in Clermont County. The flow at Loveland is unrated, 7.5% above mean flow, 28.4 cfs and 1.34 ft deep; (updated 02-21-22)

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Public Drinking Water Source SW – Surface Water is drawn from lake, reservoir, creek, or river; GW – Groundwater is drawn from a well

Violations and Enforcement Actions are shown for the current year

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Water systems are classified according to rules developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and each state. Water Systems fall into two broad categories: public and non-public.

 Public water systems are classified as one of the following:

C – Community

Serves at least 15 service connections used by year-round residents or regularly serves 25 year-round residents.

NTNC – Non-Transient Non-Community

Serves at least the same 25 non-residential individuals during 6 months of the year.

NC – Transient Non-Community

Regularly serves at least 25 non-residential individuals (transient) during 60 or more days per year.


This classification is based on information in each of the following five areas:

1.

Quantity and type of population served (e.g., transient, residential).

2.

Number of days served (or annual operating period (i.e., the period(s) of the year that the water system is in operation)).

3.

Number of service connections (i.e., the number of connections for each service area such as commercial, agricultural, residential).

4.

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5.

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