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2021/1/10 Watersheds


With the Flow Ohio – Watershed Report for the Week of Jan 17- 23 2022 -
The Vermillion and Hudson Rivers in the Western Lake Erie Watersheds, are both ice affected

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 the 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 normal, 52.5% above mean at 719 cfs and 3.08 ft deep (flood stage 12.5 ft), .1°C and 345 µS/cm (01-17-22)

Groundwater Monitor Geauga County – stable trend
USGS 412331081123000 GE-22 Groundwater monitoring station in Geauga County reporting 12.62 feet depth to water level, feet below land surface (updated 01-16-2022)

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: 126% above mean flow rate at 378 cfs. Depth of flow is 2.64 ft; -.1°C (updated 01-17-22)
- Chagrin River drains an area of 246 sq miles of Lake County into Lake Erie. Flow is normal at Willoughby station, 37.5% above mean and discharging 144 cfs. The gage height (flow depth) is 3.48 ft (flood stage 12 ft) (updated 01-17-22)
- Unnamed tributary to Chagrin River drains 7.69 sq miles of Cuyahoga County. The flow at Mayfield Village is 162.4% above mean, 1.51 cfs and .86 ft deep; The flow at Pepper Pike is 7.12 cfs and 6.23 ft deep (updated 01-17-22)
- Euclid Creek drains an area of 5.13 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at South Euclid is 139 cfs and 1.73 ft deep; the flow at Cleveland is normal: 48.7% above mean at 26.8 cfs and 2.51 ft deep (updated 01-17-22)

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 normal: 46.1% above mean at 129 cfs and 2.05 ft deep (flood stage 7ft); at Old Portage, 59.6% above mean at 334 cfs and 3.23 feet deep (flood at 10.5ft); at Jaite station normal, 45.8% above mean at 485 cfs and 3.13 ft deep, 7.4°C; at Independence station, flowing normal, 46.65% above mean at 497 cfs and 3.34 ft deep, (flood at 17 ft), .1°C and 796 µS/cm; at the Newburgh Heights station nearest the outlet in Cuyahoga County flow is normal: 30.6% above mean at 571 cfs; 2.8°C. (updated 01-17-22)
- Indian Creek drains an area of 4.49 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at Macedonia is normal, 113% above mean at 5.2 cfs and 1.36 ft deep (flood stage 9.5ft) (updated 01-17-22)
- West Creek drains an area of 9.23 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at Pleasant Valley Rd near Parma is 22.5% above mean at .74 cfs and 9.14 ft deep (8.85 ft is the minimum operating limit); at Ridgewood Road, Parma is flowing normal, 99.7% above mean at 9.46 cfs and 4.98 ft deep (flood stage 10ft); at Brooklyn Heights (nearest to the outlet) flowing normal: 75.5% above mean at 8.45 cfs and 1.33 ft deep. (updated 01-17-22)
- Mill Creek gathers runoff and drains 12.9 sq miles in the Cuyahoga River watershed; the flow is monitored at Garfield Heights 67.6 % above mean and 15.2 cfs and 1.02 ft deep; at Garfield Parkway flow is 32.3% above mean at 5.23 cfs and 1.51 ft deep (flood stage 7.5 ft) (updated 01-17-22)
- Big Creek drains an area of 35.3 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at Cleveland is 68.7% above mean at 22.2 cfs and 2.58 ft deep. East Branch Big Creek collects flow from 19.2 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at Brooklyn is 95.4% above mean at 22.3 cfs and 2.69 ft deep. (updated 01-17-22)
- Brandywine Creek drains an area of 16.4 sq miles in Summit county. The flow near Macedonia is 2.75 ft deep, (flood stage is 13 ft). (updated 01-17-22)
- Tinkers Creek drains an area of 83.9 sq miles of Cuyahoga County, flow at Bedford is normal: 80.4% above mean flow at 101 cfs and 2.79 ft deep (flood at 9.5 ft). (updated 01-17-22)
- Chippewa Creek drains an area of 17.5 sq miles Cuyahoga County before joining the Cuyahoga River. The flow near Brecksville is normal, 22.8% above mean at 5.00 cfs and 2.65 ft deep. (updated 01-17-22)
- Doan Brook drains an area of 8.2 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at MLK Jr. Dr Cleveland is 5.23 cfs and 1.89 ft deep. (updated 01-17-22)
1d Black River - Rocky River Watershed
Flows: runs off parts of Lorain, Ashland, Huron, Cuyahoga Counties
- Rocky River drains an area of 267 sq miles of Cuyahoga County into Lake Erie. Flow at Berea is rated normal, 22% above mean flow, 81.5 cfs and 5.09 ft deep. The water temp .1°C. (updated 01-17-22)
- Plum Creek drains 15.7 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow near Olmstead Falls is 17% above mean, 3.64 cfs and 1.83 ft deep (flood at 8ft). (updated 01-17-22)
- Abram Creek drains an area of 8.12 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at Brook Park is normal: 37.1% above mean at 3.42 cfs and .46 ft deep (min operating limit .19ft) (updated 01-17-22)
- Baldwin Creek drains an area of 8.9 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at Strongsville is normal, 52% above mean at 7.67 cfs and 2.62 ft deep. (updated 01-17-22)
- Black River drains an area of 396 sq miles of Lorain County into Lake Erie. Flow at Elyria is normal this week, 18% above mean flow, 92.6 cfs and 1.51 ft deep. The water is 0.1°C. Specific conductance 779 µS/cm (flow information updated 01-17-22)

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 above normal, ice affected, 3.26 ft deep (flood stage 9ft); .1°C; 690 µS/cm (updated 01-17-22)
- 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 ice affected, 7.92 ft deep (flood stage is 18 ft). The water is 0°C; 739 µS/cm (updated 01-17-22)
- Old Woman Creek drains 22.1 sq miles in Erie County. At Berlin Rd near Huron, the flow is below normal, 3.6% above mean at 1.6 cfs, 1.88 ft deep.
(updated 01-17-22)
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, 20.8% above mean at 22 cfs and .93 ft deep (floods at 8.5 ft); near Upper Sandusky normal flow, 24.2% above mean at 92.3 cfs and 1.7 ft deep (flood at 13 ft); at Fremont, 25.9% above mean flow at 367 cfs and 1.51 ft deep (floods at 10ft); .6 °C. (01-17-22)
- Honey Creek drains an area of 149 sq miles of Seneca County into Sandusky River. The flow at Melmore in Seneca County is above normal: 17.9% above mean at 30.1 cfs and 2.34 ft deep. (01-17-22)
- Rock Creek drains an area of 34.6 sq miles in Seneca County into the Sandusky River. The flow at Republic is 2.3% above mean at .34 cfs and 3.89 ft deep; at Tiffin the flow is high, 5193% above mean at 2230 cfs amd 9.33. (01-17-22)
- Tymochtee Creek drains an area of 229 sq miles in Wyandot County into Sandusky River. The flow at Crawford is 19.6% above mean at 38.3 cfs and 2.24 ft deep (flood stage 8.5 ft). (updated 01-17-22)
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 13.3% above mean at 15.5 cfs and 2.99 ft deep (flood at 14 ft); the flow above Findlay is 17% above mean at 39.4 cfs and 5.85 ft deep; near Findlay 16.9% above mean, 55.9 cfs and 1.1 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft), 1.9° C; at Gilboa in Putnam County is 18.3% above mean at 119 cfs and 4.64 ft deep; at Ottawa in Putnam County is 18.6% above mean at 162 cfs and 6.36 ft deep; near Dupont is 11.4% above mean at 189 cfs and 6.49 ft deep (updated 01-17-22)
- Lye Creek drains an area of 18.8 sq miles. The flow above Findlay is 13.45% above mean at 3.01 cfs and 1.21 ft deep (flood stage is 6ft). (01-17-22)
- Eagle Creek drains an area of 51 sq miles in Hancock County. Flow above Findlay is 1.9% above mean at 1.24 cfs and 2.92 ft deep (flood stage is 9ft) 0.9°C and 970 µ/cm. (updated 01-17-22)
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, 23.1% above mean, 93.1 cfs and 2.42 ft deep. The water is .2°C; near Elmore the flow is 5.8% above mean at 37.7 cfs and 2.01 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft) (updated 01-17-22)
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 24.8% above mean at 35.7 cfs and 4.93 ft deep; flow at Fort Jennings is low, 13.2% above mean at 51.7 cfs and 2.15 ft deep (flood stage 13ft); flow near Dupont is 12.64 ft deep; flow near Defiance is normal, 4.7% above mean, 130 cfs and 5.57 ft deep (flood stage 21 ft) (updated 01-17-22)
- Little Flat Rock Creek drains an area of 15.2 sq miles in Paulding County into Auglaize River. The flow near Junction is 0.76% above mean, .22 cfs and 2.18 ft deep. (updated 01-17-22)
- Little Auglaize River drains an area of 401 sq miles in Paulding County into Auglaize River. The flow at Melrose is 5.5% above mean at 32.7 cfs and 11.52 ft deep. (updated 01-17-22)
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 normal, 27.4% above mean, 1950 cfs and 2.74 ft deep, .8°C and 693 µ/cm. (updated 01-17-22)
- Ottawa River drains an area of 350 sq miles in Lucas County directly into western Lake Erie. The flow near Lima is 4.2% above mean, 7.16 cfs and 11.16 ft deep; at Kalida is normal, 17.85% above mean at 67.5 cfs and 4.3 ft deep (flood stage 19 ft); University of Toledo at Toledo is normal 27.9% above mean, 33 cfs and 2.87 ft deep (flood stage 14.5 ft) (update 01-17-22)
- Wolf Creek drains an area of 24.8 sq miles in Lucas County. The flow at Holland is much above normal, 16.3% above mean at 7.45 cfs and 1.96 ft deep (flood stage 13 ft). (updated 01-17-22)
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
- St. 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 11% above mean, 87.1 cfs and 2.44 ft deep (flood stage 13 ft); the flow at Walcot Street at Willshire is ice affected, 3.3 ft deep. (updated 01-17-22)

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 40.3% above mean at 920 cfs and 7.59 ft deep, (temp and conductivity gage malfunctioning); near Defiance, flow is above normal, 19.8% above mean at 1210 cfs and 2.0 ft deep (flood at 14 ft), .5°C
- Platter Creek drains an area of 19.5 sq miles of Defiance County into Maumee River. The flow at Sherwood is 0% above mean at 0 cfs and .7 ft deep. (updated 01-17-22)
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: normal, 41.4% above mean, 162 cfs and 4.86 ft deep (flood stage 11ft); near Evansport is 16.9% above mean, 164 cfs and 11.06 ft deep. (updated 01-17-22)
- Bean Creek drains an area of 206 sq miles in Fulton County. The flow at Powers is 117.3% above mean at 239 cfs and 9.55 ft deep. (updated 01-17-22)
2k St. Joseph River
Flows: Williams, Defiance, Lucas
- St. Joseph River drains an area of 610 sq miles in Defiance County. The flow at Newville is 37.1% above mean, 253 cfs and 5.4 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft) (updated 01-17-22)


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”, 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 5.68 ft deep, 0°C (01-17-22)
- 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 normal, 28.6% above normal at 47.9 cfs and 4.84 ft deep
- On the Pennsylvania side of the border, the Shenango River at Pymatuning Dam is flowing above normal, 120% above mean, 367 cfs and 5.42 ft deep (these readings are stuck at last week’s values); at Sharpsville is normal, 46.4% above mean, 485 cfs and 2.97 ft deep (flood stage 6.8ft). The water is 1.4°C. Flow information updated on (01-17-22).

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, 3.8 ft deep and -.5°C; below Berlin Dam near Berlin Centre is 25% above mean at 91.3 cfs and 2.05 ft deep (flood stage 5.4ft), 1.2°C; at Pricetown in Mahoning County is normal, 30% above mean at 90.5 cfs and 1.98 ft deep (flood stage 8.1ft), 3°C; The flow at Leavittsburg is below normal, 34.2% above mean, 267 cfs and 2.94 ft deep (flood stage 12.5), .1°C; below West Ave at Youngstown is below normal, 23.5% above mean, 385 cfs and 1.56 ft deep (flood stage 14ft) .1ºC and 547 µS/cm; at Lowellville the flow is 24.7% above mean at 482 cfs and 2.81 ft deep and .9°C, 591µS/cm. (01-18-22)
- West Branch Mahoning River drains an area of 82 sq miles in Portage County. The flow near Ravenna is 1.5 cfs, water temp 1.1ºC; the flow at Wayland is normal, 31% above mean at 42.1 cfs and 2.33 ft deep. (updated 01-18-22)
- 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, 52.4% above mean at 12.5 cfs, 5.19 ft deep and -.1°C; the flow below Mosquito Creek Dam near Cortland is 7.6% over mean at 21.1 cfs and 1.28 ft deep and 2.6°C. Flow information updated on 01-17-22.

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 much above normal, 313.75% above mean flow, 2230 cfs and 6.25 ft deep. (01-18-22)
- Yellow Creek drains an area of 147 sq miles in Jefferson County. Flow at Amsterdam is 1.1 ft deep; the flow is normal at Hammondsville, 75.8% above mean flow at 153 cfs and 2.1 ft deep. (01-18-22)
- Short Creek drains an area of 123 sq miles in Jefferson County. Flow is normal at Dillonvale station, 66.6% above mean flow at 95.4 cfs, 2.73 ft deep (Flood Stage 9ft). (01-18-22)


3d Wheeling Creek Watershed
Flows: catching parts of Belmont, Monroe Counties
- Wheeling Creek drains an area of 97sq miles in Belmont County. Flow is normal below Blaine, 61.6% above mean flow at 103 cfs and 1.69 ft deep (Flood stage 6ft). (01-18-22)



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, 69.5% above mean at 144 cfs and 5.9 ft deep (flood stage 17ft deep). -.1°C (01-18-22)

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, 59% above mean at 381 cfs and 1.86 ft deep (flood stage 20ft); the flow is above normal at Athens, registering 63.5% above mean flow, 778 cfs and 4.92 ft deep (flood stage 20ft). (01-18-22)
- 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, 32.8% above mean, 41.2 cfs, and 1.25 ft deep. (01-18-22)

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, 71.3 % above mean flow at 602 cfs and 5.12 ft deep (flood stage 21ft). (01-18-22)
- Symmes Creek drains 302 sq miles of Lawrence County into the Ohio River; at Aid, the flow is unrated, 47% above mean at 224 cfs and 7.49 ft deep (flood stage 19ft deep). (01-18-22)

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 20.4% above mean, 76.5 cfs and 4.2 ft deep. (01-18-22)
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 28% above mean at 42.2 cfs and 4.92 ft deep (flood stage 12ft); at Sharonville the flow is unrated 20.20% above mean at 34.6 cfs and 5.61 ft deep; at Reading flow is 5.4 ft deep; at Carthage the flow is 16.45 % above mean at 35.5 cfs and 5.8 ft deep (01-18-22)
- Congress Run drains an area of 3.88 sq miles in Hamilton County. The flow near Carthage is unrated and 1.11 ft deep. (updated 01-18-22)

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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 normal at 87.5% above mean at 533 cfs and 8.63 ft deep, below Dover Dam near Dover is 2.72 ft deep; at New Philadelphia is not rated, 986 cfs and 1.88 ft deep (flood stage 7.5 ft) Newcomerstown is normal, 53.5% above mean at 1850 cfs and 2.09 ft deep, (Flood stage 11ft). (01-18-22)
- - Chippewa Creek drains an area of 50.4 sq miles in Wayne County. The flow at Miller Rd at Sterling is 62.7% above mean at 48.2 cfs and 2.01 ft deep. (01-18-22)
- Sugar Creek drains an area of 311 sq miles in Tuscarawas County. The flow at Strasburg is normal, 36.7% above mean at 161 cfs and 2.57 ft deep; near Beach City is unrated 1.91 ft deep (updated 01-18-22)

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, 6.3 ft deep; at Cambridge is normal, 68% above mean at 404 cfs and 3.81 ft deep (flood stage 15ft); below Will Creek Dam at Wills Creek, flow is not rated, 4.77 ft deep. (01-18-22).
- - 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, 46% above mean at 107 cfs and 5.38 ft deep. (01-18-22)
- 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, 4.49 ft deep, .2ºC and 688 µS/cm. (01-18-22)
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 above normal range at 110.9% above mean, 477 cfs and 5.59 ft deep. (01-11-22)


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 2.28 ft deep; no volume data available; below Pleasant Hill Dam, 1.41 ft deep; (01-18-22)
- Black Fork Mohican River drains an area of 28 sq miles in Richland County. The flow at Shelby is unrated, 21.3% above mean at 9.53 cfs and 6 ft deep; below Charles Mill Dam near Mifflin is 3.1 ft deep; at Loudonville is 3.45 ft deep (01-18-22)

4e Walhonding River Watershed
Flows: parts of Knox, Morrow, Ashland, Richland, Coshocton, Holmes Counties
- Walhonding River drains an area of 1505 sq miles in Coshocton County. the flow below Mohawk Dam at Nellie is 6.79 ft deep; The flow below Randle is unrated, 2.12 ft deep (01-18-22)
- Kokosing River drains an area of 202 sq miles in Knox County. At Mount Vernon station in Knox County, the Kokosing is flowing normal, 61% above mean flow at 175 cfs and 3.11ft deep (flood stage 14ft) (01-18-22)
- Killbuck Creek drains an area of 464 sq miles in Holmes County. The flow at Killbuck in Holmes County is normal, 46.9% above mean flow at 285 cfs and 9.49 ft deep (Flood Stage 15ft). (01-18-22)

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 at Newark is normal, 49.3% above mean flow at 468 cfs and 4.01 ft deep (flood Stage 14ft), below Dillon Dam near Dillon Falls the flow is unrated, 5.1 ft deep. (01-18-22)
- North Fork Licking River drains an area of 241 sq miles of Licking County; at Utica in Licking County is normal, 36.6% above mean at 49.2 cfs, 7.67 ft deep; at Ohio Street in Newark the flow is not rated, 3.84 feet deep. (01-18-22)
- South Fork Licking River drains an area of 133 sq miles of Licking County. The station at Kirkersville is 15.9% above historic mean at 15.9 cfs and 4.73 ft deep; near Buckeye Lake flow is unrated, 871.87 ft deep (flood stage 880 ft) Hebron flow is normal, 51.6% above historic mean at 134 cfs and 3.05 ft deep. (01-18-22)
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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 normal, 59.5% at 3930 cfs and 7.74 ft deep (flood stage 15ft); at Dresden in Muskingum County is flowing normal, 68.6% above mean at 4810 cfs and 8.74 ft deep (flood Stage 20 ft); at Zanesville, unrated, 10.49 ft deep; At McConnelsville in Morgan County, the river is flowing above normal, 68.8% above mean at 6900 cfs and 4.05 ft deep (flood stage 11ft). (01-18-22)
- Muskingum River (lower) at Beverly station in Washington County is unrated, 66.75% above mean at 7590 cfs and 17.29 ft deep. (01-18-22)


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 normal, 19.6% above mean at 72.5 cfs, 2.2 ft deep (flood Stage 12ft); the flow at Prospect in Delaware County is normal, 21.7% above mean at 165 cfs and 2.34 ft deep (flood Stage 12ft); the flow below O’Shaughnessy Dam near Dublin is below normal, 7.99% above mean at 110 cfs, 3.79 ft deep; at 5th Ave Columbus in Franklin County is 31% above mean flow at 412 cfs and 7.69 ft deep; at Columbus flowing normal, 24 % above mean at 551 cfs and 6.3 ft deep; near Commercial Point in Pickaway County the flow is 29.2% above mean at 1150 cfs and 9.76 ft deep. (01-18-22)
- Mill Creek drains an area of 178 sq miles in Delaware County. The flow at Bellepoint is normal, 16.7% above normal at 45.8 cfs and 1.73 ft deep. (update 01-18-22)
- Big Darby Creek drains an area of 534 sq miles in Pickaway County. The streamflow gauge at Darbyville shows normal, flowing at 49.3% above mean at 313 cfs and 3.1 ft deep. (01-18-22)
- Little Darby Creek drains an area of 162 sq miles in Madison County. The flow at West Jefferson is not rated, 44.9% above mean at 106 cfs and 5.86 ft deep. (01-18-22)
- Hellbranch Run drains an area of 35.8 sq miles in Franklin County. The flow at Harrisburg is 16.6% above historic mean at 17.5 cfs and 4.7 ft deep (01-18-22)
- Alum Creek drains an area of 189 sq miles in Delaware County. The flow near Kilbourne is 55.5% above historic mean at 65.9 cfs and 2.86 ft deep; at Africa is normal, 65.4% above mean at 97.6 cfs and 2 feet deep; 1.9ºC. at Columbus is not rated, 2.41 ft deep; (01-18-22)
- 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 2.21 ft deep; the flow at Delaware in Delaware County is normal, 32.5% above mean at 179 cfs and 2.31 ft deep (flood Stage 9ft); near Worthington is normal, 17.1% above the mean, 129 cfs and 2.04 ft deep. (01-18-22)
- Whetsone Creek drains an area of 37.9 sq miles in Morrow County. The flow at Mt. Gilead is 20.2% above mean at 16.6 cfs and 2.55 ft deep (flood stage 9 ft) (update 01-18-22)

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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 normal, 25.3% above mean, 87.2 cfs and 2.17 ft deep; near Bainbridge is not rated, 2.86 ft deep, 2.3ºC; near Bourneville is normal, 51.1% above mean at 553 and 2.73 ft deep; at Chillicothe, the flow is normal at 36.2% above historic mean at 711 cfs and 6.52 ft deep. (01-18-22)
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, 62.9% above mean at 2600 cfs and 3.58 ft deep; at Chillicothe in Ross County, flow is normal at 49.8% above historic mean at 2530 cfs and 3.59 ft deep; at Higby in Ross County is above normal, 52.6% above mean flow at 3440 cfs and 3.17 ft deep; the flow at Piketon in Pike County is not rated, 46.3% above mean, 5130 cfs, and 4.76 ft deep. (01-18-22)
- Deer Creek drains an area of 228 sq miles in Madison County. The flow at Mount Sterling is normal, 42% above mean at 154 cfs and 4.44 ft deep; flow at Pancoastburg is not rated, 2.02 ft deep; at Williamsport, the flow is not rated, 4.16 ft deep (01-18-22)
- Rocky Fork Creek drains an area of 140 sq miles in Highland County. The flow at Barretts Mills is normal, 58.8% above mean at 123 cfs and 2.59 ft deep. (01-18-22)
- Big Walnut Creek drains an area of 190 sq miles in Franklin County. The flow at Sunbury is normal, 22.75% above mean at 49 cfs and 5.05 ft deep, 522 µS/cm; at Central College flow is above normal, 110.7% above mean at 178 cfs and 3.8 ft deep; at Rees is normal, 52.8% above normal at 331 cfs and 2.47 ft deep (updated 01-18-22)
- Walnut Creek drains an area of 274 sq miles. The flow at Ashville is 28% above mean, 163 cfs and 5.51 ft deep. (01-18-22)

5d Little Scioto Watershed
- Tygart’s Creek drains 242 sq miles in Greenup County. The flow near Greenup, KY is normal, 65.35% above the mean, 251 cfs and 3.60 ft deep. (01-18-22)

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 normal, 36% above mean at 296 cfs and 1.83 ft deep (flood stage 10ft); at Piqua flow is 22% over mean at 359 cfs and 1.71 ft deep (flood stage is 14 ft); at Troy is above normal, 40.6% above the mean at 489 cfs and 2.73 ft deep; the flow at Taylorsville is normal, 49.6% above mean at 822 cfs and 3.11 ft deep (flood stage 22 ft) (updated 01-18-22)
- Loramie Creek drains an area of 257 sq miles in Shelby County. The flow near Newport is normal, 6% above mean, 13.5 cfs and 3.59 ft deep; at Lockington in Shelby County is normal, 23.6% above mean, 92.7 cfs and 1.21 ft deep. (updated 01-18-22)
- Bokengehalas Creek drains an area of 40.4 sq miles of Logan County. The station at de Graff is not rated, 44% above mean flow at 38.4 cfs and 1.64 ft deep; (updated 01-18-22)
- 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 normal, 81.25% above mean, 51.6 cfs and 2.78 feet deep; the flow near Urbana is above normal, 93.4% above mean at 188 cfs and 3.27 ft deep; St. Paris Pike is normal, 81.3% above mean, 339 cfs and 6.59 ft deep; at Springfield is normal, 63.4% above mean at 443 cfs and 1.36 ft deep (flood stage 8ft); the flow near Dayton is normal, 68% above mean, 628 cfs and 3.10 ft deep (flood stage 25ft) (updated 01-18-22)
- Stillwater River drains an area of 503 sq miles in Miami County. The flow at Pleasant Hill is normal, 32.1% above the mean, 236 cfs and 1.96 ft deep, 2.2°C; at Englewood is flowing above normal, 40.5% above mean at 443 cfs and 3.66 ft deep (flood stage 58 ft) (01-18-22)
- Greenville Creek drains an area of 193 sq miles in Warren and Darke Counties. The flow near Bradford is normal, 42.5% above mean, 130 cfs and 1.96 ft deep. (updated 01-18-22)

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 normal, 50.1% above mean at 1790 cfs and 25.4 ft deep (flood stage 41ft); at Miamisburg, Montgomery County flow is normal, 70.9% above mean at 2050 cfs and 4.96 ft deep (flood stage 16ft); at Franklin the flow is 48.2% above mean at 2190 cfs and 1.98 ft deep (flood stage 14 ft); at Middletown flow is 41.4% above mean at 2550 cfs and 3.03 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft) 4.8°; at Hamilton flow is above normal, 53.3% above mean at 3050 cfs and 63.69 feet deep (flood stage 75ft); at Miamitown the flow is 2.82 ft deep (flood stage 16ft) (updated 01-18-22)
- Wolf Creek drains an area of 68.7 sq miles in Montgomery County into the Great Miami River. The flow at Dayton is normal, 32.6% above mean flow at 39.3 cfs and 1.5 ft deep (updated 01-18-22)
- Holes Creek drains an area of 18.7 sq miles in Montgomery County into the Great Miami River. The flow near Kettering is normal, 25.8% above mean at 9.1 cfs and 2.55 ft deep. (updated 01-18-22)
- Twin Creek drains an area of 275 sq miles of Montgomery County into the Great Miami River. The flow near Germantown is normal, 34% above mean at 176 cfs and 1.97 ft deep (flood stage 62 ft). (updated 01-18-22)
- Sevenmile Creek drains 69 sq miles of Preble County into the Great Miami River. The flow at Camden is normal, 17.9% above mean at 21.3 cfs and 3.46 ft deep. (updated 01-18-22)
6c Little Miami Watershed
- Little Miami River drains an area of 1203 sq miles in Clark and Greene Counties. The flow near Oldtown is normal, 68.9% above mean at 111 cfs and 1.97 ft deep, 3°C; near Spring Valley is 3.39 ft deep (flood stage 11ft); at Milford is normal, 55.3% above mean, 968 cfs, and 6.07 ft deep (flood stage 17ft) (updated 01-18-22)
- East Fork Little Miami River drains an area of 476 sq miles in Clermont County. Flow at Williamsburg is normal, 22.9% above mean at 108 cfs and 1.47 ft deep; below Harsha Dam near Bantam in Clermont County is 15.87 ft deep, water temperature is 6.1°C, the flow at Perintown is normal, 32.2% above mean at 244 cfs and 2.64 ft deep (flood stage 19ft) (updated 01-18-22)
- Massies Creek drains an area of 63.2 sq miles in Greene County into the Little Miami River. The flow at Wilberforce is 45.2% above mean at 38.7 cfs and 2.54 ft deep (updated 01-18-22)
- Caesar Creek drains an area of 239 sq miles in Warren County into the Little Miami River. The flow near Wellman is 5.99 ft deep and 8.1°C (updated 01-18-22)
- O’Bannon Creek drains an area of 54 sq miles in Clermont County. The flow at Loveland is normal, 17.9% above mean flow, 22.5 cfs and 1.29 ft deep; (updated 01-18-22)


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