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2021/1/3 Watersheds


With the Flow Ohio – Watershed Report for the Week of Jan 3- 9 2022 - Miami and Scioto Watersheds Welcome 2022 with "Much Above Normal" flows

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. 

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 normal, 161% above mean at 2560 cfs and 4.79 ft deep (flood stage 12.5 ft), 3°C and 201 µS/cm (01-03-22)

Groundwater Monitor Geauga County – Increasing Trend

USGS 412331081123000 GE-22 Groundwater monitoring station in Geauga County reporting 12.64 feet depth to water level, feet below land surface (updated 01-02-2022)

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 normal: 104.6% above mean flow rate at 491 cfs. Depth of flow is 2.9 ft; 1.8°C (updated 01-03-22)
  • Chagrin River drains an area of 246 sq miles of Lake County into Lake Erie. Flow is normal at Willoughby station, 96.24% above mean and discharging 495 cfs. The gage height (flow depth) is 4 ft (flood stage 12 ft) (updated 01-03-22)
  • Unnamed tributary to Chagrin River drains 7.69 sq miles of Cuyahoga County. The flow at Mayfield Village is 130.9% above mean, .89 cfs and .71 ft deep; The flow at Pepper Pike is 9.35 cfs and 6.33 ft deep (updated 01-03-22)
  • Euclid Creek drains an area of 5.13 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at South Euclid is 4.76 cfs and .64 ft deep; the flow at Cleveland is normal: 60% above mean at 25.8 cfs and 2.5 ft deep (updated 01-03-22)

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: 112% above mean at 384 cfs and 2.76 ft deep (flood stage 7ft); at Old Portage, 117% above mean at 763 cfs and 4.44 feet deep (flood at 10.5ft); at Jaite station normal, 3% above mean at 1070 cfs and 4.39 ft deep, 7.4°C; at Independence station, flowing normal, 112% above mean at 1360 cfs and 5.09 ft deep, (flood at 17 ft), 3.8°C and 611 µS/cm; at the Newburgh Heights station nearest the outlet in Cuyahoga County flow is normal: 95.9% above mean at 1560 cfs; 5.7°C. (updated 01-03-22)
  • Indian Creek drains an area of 4.49 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at Macedonia is normal, 35% above mean at 4.16 cfs and 1.30 ft deep (flood stage 9.5ft) (updated 01-03-22)
  • West Creek drains an area of 9.23 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at Pleasant Valley Rd near Parma is 29.3% above mean at .99 cfs and 9.25 ft deep (8.85 ft is minimum operating limit); at Ridgewood Road, Parma is flowing normal, 57% above mean at 4.18 cfs and 4.8 ft deep (flood stage 10ft); at Brooklyn Heights (nearest to the outlet) flowing normal: 6% above mean at 10.1 cfs and 1.34 ft deep. (updated 01-03-22)
  • 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 15.2 cfs and .95 ft deep; at Garfield Parkway flow is 54.5% above mean at 13.4 cfs and 1.58 ft deep (flood stage 7.5 ft) (updated 01-03-22)
  • Big Creek drains an area of 35.3 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at Cleveland is 6% above mean at 27.6 cfs and 2.6 ft deep. East Branch Big Creek collects flow from 19.2 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at Brooklyn is 50.3% above mean at 20.6 cfs and 2.28 ft deep. (updated 01-03-22)
  • Brandywine Creek drains an area of 16.4 sq miles in Summit county. The flow near Macedonia is 2.95 ft deep, flood stage is 13 ft. (flow information updated 01-03-22)
  • Tinkers Creek drains an area of 83.9 sq miles of Cuyahoga County, flow at Bedford is normal: 105% above mean flow at 177 cfs and 3.04 ft deep (flood at 9.5 ft). (updated 01-03-22)
  • Chippewa Creek drains an area of 17.5 sq miles in Cuyahoga County before joining the Cuyahoga River. The flow near Brecksville is normal, 7% above mean at 21.7 cfs and 2.82 ft deep. (updated 01-03-22)
  • Doan Brook drains an area of 8.2 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at MLK Jr. Dr Cleveland is 7.08 cfs and 1.96 ft deep. (updated 01-03-22)

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, 65.9% above mean flow, 352 cfs and 5.97 ft deep. The water temp 1.2° (updated 01-04-22)
  • Plum Creek drains 15.7 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow near Olmstead Falls is 32% above mean, 12.2 cfs and 2.31 ft deep (flood at 8ft). (updated 01-04-22)
  • Abram Creek drains an area of 8.12 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at Brook Park is normal: 31.5% above mean at 7.88 cfs and .65 ft deep (min operating limit .19ft) (updated 01-04-22)
  • Baldwin Creek drains an area of 8.9 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at Strongsville is normal, 59% above mean at 12.2 cfs and 2.74 ft deep. (updated 01-04-22)
  • Black River drains an area of 396 sq miles of Lorain County into Lake Erie. Flow at Elyria is normal this week, 107.8% above mean flow, 670 cfs and 3.52 ft deep. The water is 2.2° Specific conductance 333 µS/cm (flow information updated 01-04-22)

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 7% above mean flow at 419 cfs and 3.17 ft deep (flood stage 9ft); 1.1°C; 356 µS/cm (updated 01-04-22)
  • 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 78.4% above mean flow at 449 cfs and 7.89 ft deep (flood stage is 18 ft). The water is 2.2°C; 494 µS/cm (updated 01-04-22)
  • Old Woman Creek drains 22.1 sq miles in Erie County. At Berlin Rd near Huron, the flow is normal, 32.2% above mean at 16.5 cfs, 2.33 ft deep.

(updated 01-04-22)

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, 87% above mean at 74.7 cfs and 1.37 ft deep (floods at 8.5 ft); near Upper Sandusky normal flow, 104% above mean at 261 cfs and 2.21 ft deep (flood at 13 ft); at Fremont, 158% above mean flow at 1520 cfs and 2.48 ft deep (floods at 10ft); 3.6 °C. (01-04-22)
  • 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: 92.5% above mean at 222 cfs and 3.49 ft deep. (01-04-22)
  • Rock Creek drains an area of 34.6 sq miles in Seneca County into Sandusky River. The flow at Republic is 7.7% above mean at 3.42 cfs and 4.46 ft deep; at Tiffin the flow is unavailable due to equipment malfunction. (01-04-22)
  • Tymochtee Creek drains an area of 229 sq miles in Wyandot County into Sandusky River. The flow at Crawford is 174% above mean at 3260 cfs and 3.48 ft deep (flood stage 8.5 ft). (updated 01-04-22)

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 90.8% above mean at 118 cfs and 4.21 ft deep (flood at 14 ft); the flow above Findlay is 132% above mean at 258 cfs and 6.74 ft deep; near Findlay, 89.2% above mean, 405 cfs and 2.2 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft), 3.3° C; at Gilboa in Putnam County is 135.8% above mean at 761 cfs and 6.7 ft deep; at Ottawa in Putnam County is 203% above mean at 1130 cfs and 12.42 ft deep; near Dupont is 113% above mean at 1320 cfs and 12.67 ft deep (updated 01-04-22)
  • Lye Creek drains an area of 18.8 sq miles. The flow above Findlay is 94.4% above mean at 18.6 cfs and 1.75 ft deep (flood stage is 6ft). (01-04-22)
  • Eagle Creek drains an area of 51 sq miles in Hancock County. Flow above Findlay is 42.3% above mean at 24.3 cfs and 3.57 ft deep (flood stage is 9ft) 1.6°C and 546 µ/cm. (updated 01-04-22)

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, 79% above mean, 491 cfs and 3.87 ft deep. The water is 1.5°C; near Elmore, the flow is 77.4% above mean at 637 cfs and 3.61 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft) (updated 01-04-22)

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 89.6% above mean at 235 cfs and 6.12 ft deep; flow at Fort Jennings is low, 102% above mean at 461 cfs and 4.14 ft deep (flood stage 13ft); flow near Dupont is 17.22 ft deep; flow near Defiance is normal, 78.5% above mean, 2650 cfs and 7.97 ft deep (flood stage 21 ft) (updated 01-04-22)
  • Little Flat Rock Creek drains an area of 15.2 sq miles in Paulding County into Auglaize River. The flow near Junction is 4% above mean, 5.83 cfs and 2.75 ft deep.
  • Little Auglaize River drains an area of 401 sq miles in Paulding County into Auglaize River. The flow at Melrose is 51.4% above mean at 550 cfs and 15.22 ft deep. (updated 01-04-22)

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 above normal, 151% above mean, 13700 cfs and 5.94 ft deep, 3.3°C and 449 µ/cm. (updated 01-04-22)
  • Ottawa River drains an area of 350 sq miles in Lucas County directly into western Lake Erie. The flow near Lima is 128% above mean, 158 cfs and 11.61 ft deep; at Kalida is normal, 71.24% above mean at 436 cfs and 6.06 ft deep (flood stage 19 ft); University of Toledo at Toledo is normal 63.8% above mean, 99.7 cfs and 3.84 ft deep (flood stage 14.5 ft) (update 01-04-22)
  • Wolf Creek drains an area of 24.8 sq miles in Lucas County. The flow at Holland is much above normal, 58% above mean at 27.8 cfs and 2.34 ft deep (flood stage 13 ft). (updated 01-04-22)

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 188% above mean, 913 cfs and 8.38 ft deep (flood stage 13 ft); the flow at Walcot Street at Willshire is 122.4% above mean, 1160 cfs and 7.83 ft deep. (updated 01-04-22)

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 181.6% above mean at 5010 cfs and 12.94 ft deep, 451 µ/cm; near Defiance flow is above normal, 140% above mean at 10600 cfs and 4.08 ft deep (flood at 14 ft), 2.7°C
  • Platter Creek drains an area of 19.5 sq miles of Defiance County into Maumee River. The flow at Sherwood is 263% above mean at 23.5 cfs and 2.33 ft deep. (updated 01-04-22)

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, 130.7% above mean, 652 cfs and 8.87 ft deep (flood stage 11ft); near Evansport is 117.5% above mean, 1070 cfs and 16.37 ft deep. (updated 01-04-22)
  • Bean Creek drains an area of 206 sq miles in Fulton County. The flow at Powers is 81.2% above mean at 201 cfs and 9.37 ft deep. (updated 01-04-22)

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 130.7% above mean, 1090 cfs and 916 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft) (updated 01-04-22)

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 8.06 ft deep, 6.1°C; Flow information updated on 2021-12-31.
  • 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 much above normal, 283% above normal at 493 cfs and 8 ft deep
  • On the Pennsylvania side of the border, the Shenango River at Pyamatuning Dam is flowing above normal, 166% above mean, 535 cfs and 5.77 ft deep; at Sharpsville is normal, 147% above mean, 1890 cfs and 4.63 ft deep(flood stage 6.8ft). The water is 5.0° Flow information updated on 2021-12-31.

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 ft deep and 6.8°C; below Berlin Dam near Berlin Centre is 130% above mean at 561 cfs and 2.99 ft deep (flood stage 5.4ft), 4.1°C; at Princetown in Mahoning County is normal, 85% above mean at 302 cfs and 2.87 ft deep (flood stage 8.1ft), 5.4°C; The flow at Leavittsburg is normal, 80% above mean, 879 cfs and 4.55 ft deep (flood stage 12.5), 6.1°C; below West Ave at Youngstown is normal, 102% above mean, 1930cfs and 3.47 ft deep (flood stage 14ft). The water is 5.9° Flow information updated on 2021-12-31.
  • 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, 190% above mean at 119 cfs, 6.66 ft deep and 6.1°C; the flow below Mosquito Creek Dam near Cortland is 88% over mean at 177 cfs and 2.17 ft deep and 4.4° Flow information updated on 2021-12-31.

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, 208% above mean flow, 1500 cfs and 5.41 ft deep. Flow information updated on 2021-12-31.

- Yellow Creek drains an area of 147 sq miles in Jefferson County. Flow is much above normal at Hammondsville, 490% above mean flow at 1050 cfs and 4.21 ft deep. Flow information updated on 2021-12-31.

- Short Creek drains an area of 123 sq miles in Jefferson County. Flow is “much above normal” at Dillonvale station, 502% above mean flow at 760 cfs, 5.42ft deep (Flood Stage 9ft). Flow information updated on 2021-12-31

3d Wheeling Creek Watershed

Flows: catching parts of Belmont, Monroe Counties

  • Wheeling Creek drains an area of 97sq miles in Belmont County. Flow is “high” below Blaine, 1256% above mean flow at 1660 cfs and 5.5 ft deep (Flood stage 6ft). Flow information updated on 2021-12-31.

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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 at Chester shows much above normal flow, 732% above mean, 2050cfs and 14 ft deep (flood stage 17ft deep). The water temperature at this location is registering 10.7°C. Flow information updated on 2021-12-31.

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 much above normal flow, 324% above mean at 2140cfs and 6ft deep (flood stage 20ft); the flow is above normal at Athens, registering 159% above mean flow, 2340 cfs and 6ft deep (flood stage 20ft). Flow information updated on 2021-12-31.
  • Clear Creek drains an area of 89 sq miles in Hocking County, joining Hocking River; the station near Rockbridge in Hocking County reports much above normal flow, 625% above mean, 796 cfs, and 4ft deep. Flow information updated on 2021-12-31.

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 much above normal, 475% above mean flow at 3710 cfs and 14 ft deep (flood stage 21ft). Flow information updated on 2021-12-31.
  • Symmes Creek drains 302 sq miles of Lawrence County into the Ohio River; at Aid, the flow is normal, 443% above mean at 1980cfs and 16 ft deep (flood stage 19ft deep). Flow information updated on 2021-12-31.

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 847% above mean, 5530 cfs and 8.6ft deep. Flow information updated on 2021-12-31.

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 1090% above mean at 1340 cfs and 9 ft deep (flood stage 12ft); at Sharonville the flow is 8.13 ft deep; at Carthage flow is 90% over mean at 207 cfs and 6 ft deep. Updated 2021-12-31.

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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. The flow at Newcomerstown is normal, 90% above mean at 649 cfs and 9.85 ft deep (Flood stage 11ft). Flow information updated on 2021-12-31.

4b Wills Creek Watershed

Flows: parts of Licking, Guernsey, Tuscarawas Counties

  • Wills Creek drains an area of 406 sq miles in Guernsey County. The flow at Cambridge is normal, 109% above mean at 207 cfs and 5 ft deep (flood stage 15ft); at Derwent flow is 8.9 ft deep. Flow information updated on 2021-12-31. 

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 much above normal range at 460% above mean, 1850 cfs and 10.38 ft deep. Flow information updated on 2021-12-31.

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 4.93ft deep; no volume data available. Flow information updated on 2021-12-31.
  • Black Fork Mohican River drains an area of 28 sq miles in Richland County. The flow at Shelby is 509% above mean at 354cfs and 8.60ft deep; unranked. Flow information updated on 2021-12-31.

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 Randle is 3 ft deep; the flow below Mohawk Dam at Nellie is 10.93 ft deep. Flow information updated on 2021-12-31.
  • Kokosing River drains an area of 202 sq miles in Knox County. At Mount Vernon station in Knox County, the Kokosing is flowing high, 939% above mean flow at 3110 cfs and 8.53 (flood stage 14ft) ft deep. Flow information updated on 2021-12-31.
  • Killbuck Creek drains an area of 464 sq miles in Holmes County. The flow at Killbuck in Holmes County is normal, 297% above mean flow at 1730 cfs and 14.55 ft deep (Flood Stage 15ft). Flow information updated on 2021-12-31.

4f Licking River Watershed

Flows: parts of Licking County

  • Licking River drains an area of 537 sq miles of Licking County. The flow monitor at Newark is high, 853% above mean flow at 7360 cfs and 10.54 ft deep (Flood Stage 14ft). Flow information updated on 2021-12-31.
  • North Fork Licking River drains an area of 241 sq miles of Licking County; at Utica in Licking County is flowing high, 1079% above mean at 3040 cfs, 13.66 ft deep; at Ohio Street in Newark the flow is 4 feet deep. The flow is not otherwise rated at this time. Flow information updated on 2021-12-31.
  • South Fork Licking River drains an area of 133 sq miles of Licking County. The station near Hebron reports high flows, 591% above mean flow at 1560 cfs and 9 ft deep. Flow information updated on 2021-12-31.

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, 262% at 16600 cfs and 13.67ft deep (Flood stage 15ft); At Dresden in Muskingum County is flowing above normal, 231% above mean at 18700 cfs and 15ft deep(Flood Stage 20 ft); At McConnelsville in Morgan County, the river is flowing much above normal, 289% above mean at 29200 cfs and 9ft deep (Flood stage 11ft). Flow information updated on 2021-12-31.
  • Muskingum River (lower) at Beverly station in Washington County is 120% above mean at 7990cfs and 16.5ft deep. Flow information updated on 2021-12-31.

5 Scioto River Watersheds

5a Upper Scioto Watershed

Flows: 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, 202% above mean at 942 cfs, 8 ft deep(Flood Stage 12ft); the flow at Prospect in Delaware County is much above normal, 477% above mean at 3880 cfs and 10 ft deep(Flood Stage 12ft); the flow below O’Shaughnessy Dam near Dublin is normal, 42% above mean at 622 cfs, 4.88 ft deep; at Columbus in Franklin County is 482% above mean flow at 11900 cfs and 17.43 ft deep; near Commercial Point in Pickaway County the flow is 388% above mean at 15000 cfs and 21 ft deep. Flow information updated on 2021-12-31.
  • Darby Creek drains an area of 534 sq miles in Pickaway County. The streamflow gauge at Darbyville shows much above normal, flowing at 563% above mean at 4600 cfs and 8.40 ft deep. Flow information updated on 2021-12-31.
  • Alum Creek drains an area of 122 sq miles in Delaware County. The flow at Africa is much above normal, 672% above mean at 722 cfs and 4 feet deep; 6.2C. Flow information updated on 2021-12-31.
  • 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 6 ft deep; the flow at Delaware in Delaware County is normal, 34% above mean at 179 cfs and 3ft deep (flood Stage 9ft); near Worthington is high, 786% above the mean, 5170 cfs and 8 ft deep. Flow information updated on 2021-12-31.
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5b Paint Creek Watershed

Flows: parts of Clinton County

  • Paint Creek drains an area of 249 sq miles in Clinton County. The flow near Greenfield is much above normal, 480% above the mean, 2230cfs and 7 ft deep. Flow information updated on 2021-12-31.

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 Higby in Ross County is normal, 54% above mean flow at 2890 cfs and 4.5 ft deep; the flow at Piketon in Pike County is, 60% above mean, 3220 cfs, and 3.8 ft deep. No other information available. Flow information updated on 2021-12-31.
  • Deer Creek drains an area of 228 sq miles in Madison County. The flow at Mount Sterling is high, 802% above mean at 3440 cfs and 9 ft deep. Flow information updated on 2021-12-31.
  • Rocky Fork Creek drains an area of 140 sq miles in Highland County. The depth is 6.5ft. No other information available. 2021-12-31.
  • Big Walnut Creek drains an area of 544 sq miles. The flow at Rees in Franklin County is high, 943% at 6270 cfs and 11 ft deep. Central College is much above normal 1405% above the mean, 2900 cfs, and 9ft deep (Flood Stage 11.7ft). Flow information updated on 2021-12-31.
  • Walnut Creek drains an area of 274 sq miles. The flow at Ashville is 743% above the mean, 3490 cfs and 14 ft deep. Flow information updated on 2021-12-31.

5d Little Scioto Watershed

  • Tygart’s Creek drains 242 sq miles in Greenup County. The flow near Greenup is high, 920% above the mean, 4350 cfs and 14.47 ft deep. Flow information updated on 2021-12-31.

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, 249% above mean at 1960 cfs and 4.71 ft deep (flood stage 10ft); at Piqua flow is 170.3% over mean at 2540 cfs and 4.23 ft deep (flood stage is 14 ft); at Troy is normal, 219.6% above the mean at 2680 cfs and 5.53 ft deep; the flow at Taylorsville is above normal, 263.9% above mean at 4110 cfs and 7.84 ft deep (flood stage 22 ft) (updated 01-04-22)
  • Loramie Creek drains an area of 257 sq miles in Shelby County. The flow near Newport is normal, 138.2% above mean, 104 cfs and 3.97 ft deep; at Lockington in Shelby County is above normal, 149.6% above the mean, 525 cfs and 4.29 ft deep. (updated 01-04-22)
  • Bokengehalas Creek drains an area of 40.4 sq miles of Logan County. The station at de Graff is reporting normal, 101% above mean flow at 94 cfs and 2.15 ft deep; (updated 01-04-22)
  • 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, 90.2% above mean, 67 cfs and 2.92 feet deep; the flow near Urbana is above normal, 155.4% above mean at 327 cfs and 3.59 ft deep; St. Paris Pike is normal, 135.3% above mean, 672 cfs and 7.36 ft deep; at Springfield is normal, 136.4% above mean at 1060 cfs and 2.33 ft deep (flood stage 8ft); the flow near Dayton is normal, 185.6% above the mean, 1950 cfs and 5.67 ft deep (flood stage 25ft) (updated 01-04-22)
  • Stillwater River drains an area of 503 sq miles in Miami County. The flow at Pleasant Hill is normal, 126.3% above the mean, 967 cfs and 3.27 ft deep, 3.4°C; at Englewood is flowing much above normal, 366.4% above mean at 3380 cfs and 15.30 ft deep (flood stage 58 ft) (01-04-22)
  • Greenville Creek drains an area of 193 sq miles in Warren and Darke Counties. The flow near Bradford is above normal, 156.6% above the mean, 471 cfs and 2.89 ft deep. (updated 01-04-22)

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, 242.5% above mean at 9340 cfs and 28.78 ft deep (flood stage 41ft); at Miamisburg, Montgomery County flow is much above normal, 368% above mean at 10400 cfs and 8.72 ft deep (flood stage 16ft); at Franklin the flow is 228.6% above mean at 11100 cfs and 6.38 ft deep (flood stage 14 ft); at Middletown flow is 198% above mean at 12900 cfs and 6.61 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft) 8.2°; at Hamilton flow is much above normal, 260% above mean at 14600 cfs and 66.58 feet deep (flood stage 75ft); at Miamitown the flow is 8.44 ft deep (flood stage 16ft) (updated 01-04-22)
  • Lower Mad River drains an area of 310 sq miles in Clark, Southeast and Champaign counties. The flow at Springfield is normal, 136.4% above mean at 1060 and 2.3 ft deep (flood stage 8ft); at Dayton is normal, 68% above mean at 426 cfs and 2.83 ft (flood stage 25 ft) (updated 2021-12-10)
  • Wolf Creek drains an area of 68.7 sq miles in Montgomery County into the Great Miami River. The flow at Dayton is normal, 41.4% above mean flow at 101 cfs and 1.98 ft deep (updated 01-04-22)
  • Holes Creek drains an area of 18.7 sq miles in Montgomery County into the Great Miami River. The flow near Kettering is normal, 21.2% above mean at 22.4 cfs and 2.73 ft deep. (updated 01-04-22)
  • Twin Creek drains an area of 275 sq miles of Montgomery County into the Great Miami River. The flow near Germantown is normal, 99.3% above mean at 560 cfs and 3.75 ft deep (flood stage 62 ft). (updated 01-04-22)
  • Sevenmile Creek drains 69 sq miles of Preble County into the Great Miami River. The flow at Camden is normal, 25% above mean at 61 cfs and 3.95 ft deep. (updated 01-04-22)

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, 148.4% above mean at 324 cfs and 2.87 ft deep, 3.7°C; near Spring Valley is 5.17 ft deep (flood stage 11ft); at Milford is above normal, 213.5% above the mean, 4820 cfs, and 8.81 ft deep (flood stage 17ft) (updated 01-04-22)
  • East Fork Little Miami River drains an area of 476 sq miles in Clermont County. Flow at Williamsburg is normal, 33.3% above mean at 306 cfs and 2.06 ft deep; below Harsha Dam near Bantam in Clermont County is 20.17 ft deep, water temperature is 9.6°C, the flow at Perintown is much above normal, 277.3% above mean at 2880 cfs and 6.08 ft deep (flood stage 19ft) (updated 01-04-22)
  • Massies Creek drains an area of 63.2 sq miles in Greene County into the Little Miami River. The flow at Wilberforce is unavailable due to equipment malfunction (updated 01-04-22)
  • Caesar Creek drains an area of 239 sq miles in Warren County into the Little Miami River. The flow near Wellman is 9.41 ft deep and 10.3°C (updated 01-04-22)
  • O’Bannon Creek drains an area of 54 sq miles in Clermont County. The flow at Loveland is normal, 44.3% above mean flow, 61.6 cfs and 1.46 ft deep; this system has been up to 8 ft deep at peak in 2021. (updated 01-04-22)

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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.

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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.


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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.

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5.

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