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2022/7/18 Watersheds



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With the Flow Ohio – Watershed Report for the Week of July 18 to July 24, 2022




Table of Content - Click on location links to go to information

Introduction. 12

Flows: 12

Groundwater Monitor 12

Hazardous Algae Blooms (HABs) Beach Alerts. 12

Spills. 13

Impaired Water Bodies EPA 303d list 13

  1. Southern Lake Erie Watersheds 14

1a Grand River Watershed. 14

Flows. 14

Groundwater Monitor 14

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

Spills (1 new) 14

1b Ashtabula River - Chagrin River Watershed. 14

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (1 active) 15

Lake Erie – Noble Beach (Cuyahoga County) 15

Spills (1 new) 15 

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (1 active) 17

Lake Erie - Edgecliff Beach (Cuyahoga County) 17

Spills (2 new) 18

1d Black River - Rocky River Watershed. 18

Groundwater Monitor 19

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (2 active) 19

Lake Erie - Century Beach (Lorain County) 19

Lake Erie – Community Park Beach (Lorain County) 19

Spills (0 new) 20

2 Western Lake Erie Watersheds 20

2a Huron River/Vermillion River 20

Groundwater Monitor 20

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (3 active) 21

Lake Erie – Nokomis (Erie County) 21

Lake Erie – Lakefront Park (Erie County) 21

Lake Erie – Sawmill Creek (Erie County) 21

Spills (0 new) 22

2b Sandusky River Watershed. 22

Flows: parts of Sandusky, Seneca, Wyandot, Crawford (4 Main) also parts of Erie, Ottawa, Wood, Huron, Hancock, Hardin, Marion, and Richland counties. 22

Groundwater Monitor 22

Hazardous Algae Blooms (HABs)Beach Alerts (1 active) 23

Lake Erie – Lions Park (Erie County) 23

Spills (0 new) 23

2c Blanchard River Watershed. 23

Groundwater Monitor 24

DRASTIC groundwater vulnerability rating at test well: 140-159 Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alert (0 active) 24

Spills (0 new) 24

2d Cedar River-Portage River Watershed. 24

Groundwater Monitor 24

DRASTIC groundwater vulnerability rating at test well: 200-250 Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs)Beach Alert (0 active) 24

Spills (0 new) 24

2e Auglaize River Watershed. 24

Flows: washes parts of Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Paulding, Williams, Wood 24

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alert (0 active) 25

Spills (0 new) 25

2f - Lower Maumee River Watershed. 25

Flows: streams from parts of Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Paulding, Williams, 25

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs)Beach Alert (0 active) 26

Spills (0 new) 26

2g Upper Wabash River Watershed. 26

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alert (0 active) 26

Spills (0 new) 26

2h St. Mary’s River Watershed. 26

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs)Beach Alert (2 active) 27

Grand Lake - St. Mary’s Camp, Windy Point (Auglaize County) 27

Grand Lake, St. Marys Main West (Auglaize County) 27

Spills (0 new) 27

2i Upper Maumee River Watershed. 27

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

Spills (0 new) 28

2j Tiffin River 28

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alert (1 active) 29

Harrison Lake – Harrison (Fulton County) 29

Spills (0 new) 29

2k St. Joseph River 29

3 Ohio River Tributaries. 29

3a Shenango River Watershed. 30

Flows. 30

Groundwater Monitor 30

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active) 30

Spills (0 new) 30

3b Mahoning River 30

Flows. 30

Groundwater Monitor 31

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

Spills (4 new) 32

3c Little Beaver Watershed. 32

Groundwater Monitor 32

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active) 32

Spills (0 new) 33

3d Wheeling Creek Watershed. 33

Groundwater Monitor 33

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

Spills (0 new) 33

3e Shade River Watershed. 33

Groundwater Monitor 33

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

Spills (0 new) 33

3f Hocking River Watershed. 33

Groundwater Monitor 34

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

Spills (0 new) 34

3g Raccoon Creek – Symmes Creek Watershed. 34

Groundwater Monitor 34

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

Spills (0 new) 34

3h Middle Ohio – White Oak Watershed. 34

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

Spills (0 new) 35

3i Middle Ohio – Laughery Watershed. 35

Hazardous Algal Bloom (HABs) Beach Alert (1 active) 35

East Fork Lake, East Fork Campground. 35

Spills (0 new) 36

 4 Muskingum River Watersheds. 36

4a Tuscarawas River Watershed. 36

Groundwater Monitor 38

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active) 38

Spills (2 new) 38

4b Wills Creek Watershed. 39

Groundwater Monitor 40

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active) 40

Spills (0 new) 40

4c Little Muskingum River Watershed. 40

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active) 40

Spills (0 new) 40

4d Mohican River Watershed. 41

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

Spills (0 new) 41

- June 21, Unknown amounts of Construction Debris was spilled in Knox Township of Holmes County. There was no material recovered from the environment. 41

4e Walhonding River Watershed. 41

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

Spills (0 new) 42

4f Licking River Watershed. 42

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

Spills (0 new) 43

4g Muskingum River Watershed. 43

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

Spills (0 new) 44

5 Scioto River Watersheds. 44

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (1 active) 46

Madison Lake – Madison Lake Park (Madison County) 46

Spills (3 new) 46

5b Paint Creek Watershed. 47

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

Deer Creek – Deer Creek State Park (Fayette County) 48

Spills (0 new) 48

5c Lower Scioto Watershed. 48

Groundwater Monitor 49

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active) 49

Spills (1 new) 49

5d Little Scioto Watershed. 49

- Tygart’s Creek. 49

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active) 50

Spills (1 new) 50

6 Miami River Watersheds. 50

6a Upper Great Miami Watershed. 50

Groundwater Monitor 51

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (2 active) 51

Kiser Lake – Kiser Lake (Champaign County) 51

CJ Brown Reservoir – Buck Creek Main (Clark County) 51

Spills (1 new) 52

6b Lower Great Miami Watersheds 52

Groundwater Monitor 53

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active) 53

Spills (0 new) 53

6c Little Miami Watershed. 53

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

Little Miami River, Camp Dennison Municipal Park, Clermont County. 54

Little Miami River – Isaak Walton League, Loveland (Clermont County) 55

Spills (0 new) 55

Introduction

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

Flows:

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

  • Rivers, and creeks flowing much above normal or high (in the top 10% of flow volume recorded for that system) are shown in boldface;

flows that have breached action stage appear in red,

  • flows in flood stage appear in boldface red type.
  • Ice-affected flows are shown in italics.

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

Groundwater Monitor

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

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

Hazardous Algae Blooms (HABs) Beach Alerts

Hazardous Algae Bloom is the common term for what is actually bacteria. Cyanobacteria has different forms, from grass clippings to spilled paint, growing in lakes and ponds, increasingly common as the water temperature increases and nutrients are in excess. HABs are capable of producing dangerous compounds, which is why we monitor and test. Important to note, toxins can be present in the water when the bloom itself is no longer visible.

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

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

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

email reports to HABmailbox@epa.ohio.gov

Spills

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

    ◆ Denotes a new spill report of 40 gallons or more
  • Denotes a spill within the calendar month, carried over from a previous weekly report.
  • Spills into water bodies, large spills and very toxic spills will be highlighted in yellow and followed up with Ohio EPA authorities.

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

Impaired Water Bodies EPA 303d list

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

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

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

  1. Southern Lake Erie Watersheds

1a Grand River Watershed

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

  • Grand River drains 685 sq miles in Lake County; the flow near Painesville is normal, 28.5% above mean at 180 cfs and 2 ft deep (flood stage 12.5 ft), 21.9°C and 378 µS/cm (update 06-20-22)

Groundwater Monitor

Geauga County – declining trend, small decrease again this week

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

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

Spills (1 new)

    ◆July 15th, 2022 – In Farmington Township (Trumbull), there was a spill of transformer oil. We don’t know how much was spilled and none of the material was recovered. (41.353, -80.965) (Case#2207EPA0001072)
  • July 1st, 2022 – In Concord Township (Lake County), was a spill of diesel fuel. Amount is unknown, and none of it was reported recovered from the environment. (41.658, -81.276) (Case#2207EPA0000997)
  • June 24, Unknown amounts of chemical were spilled at Middlefield Township, of Geauga County. Unknown amounts of material were recovered from the environment.

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, 21.15% above mean at 30.1 cfs and 1.51 ft deep; 19.4°C (updated 06-20-22)
  • Chagrin River drains an area of 246 sq miles of Lake County into Lake Erie. Flow at Willoughby station, normal, 30.9% above mean at 57.1 cfs and 3.23 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft) (updated 06-20-22)
  • Unnamed tributary to Chagrin River drains 7.69 sq miles of Cuyahoga County. The flow
  • at Pepper Pike is unrated, .67 cfs and down half a foot, 5.7 ft deep;
  • at Mayfield Village is unrated, 7.4% above mean at .38 cfs and .52 ft deep; (updated 06-20-22)
  • Euclid Creek drains an area of 5.13 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow
  • - at South Euclid is unrated, down 50% in volume, 1.53 cfs and .51 ft deep;
  • - at Cleveland is unrated, 14.9% above mean at 8.72 cfs and 2.19 ft deep (updated 06-20-22)
  • East Branch at Euclid Creek drains 7.11 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at Richmond Heights is unrated, 18.3% above mean at 4.87 cfs and 1.25 ft deep (updated 06-20-22)

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

Lake Erie – Noble Beach (Cuyahoga County)

Bacterial Contamination Advisory

    ◆ July 12 Advisory Issued for high bacteria level (ongoing, day 5)
    ◆ Pollution source reported as unknown
  • July 14 E-coli 365 cfu/100ml (Colilert- 18 hr)
  • July 12 E-coli 649 cfu/100ml (Colilert- 18 hr)

For more information: Phone (216) 731-6988

Location 41.614941/-81.527519

Spills (1 new)

    July 9th, 2022 – in Euclid (Cuyahoga), was a 200-gallon spill of fish kill. No water body was affected. None of the material was recovered. (41.616, -81.522) (Case#2207EPA0001042)
  • June 22, an unknown amount of fish kill was spilled at New Lyme Township, in Ashtabula County. None of the contaminant has been recovered from the environment.
  • June 17, 12:34 p­­­­­m 165 lbs of chromic acid (C2CrO4) was spilled in Eastlake, Lake County with none of the contaminant recovered.

1c Cuyahoga River Watershed

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

  • Cuyahoga River drains an area of 788 sq miles in Ohio. With its headwaters in Geauga County, Cuyahoga takes a loop south into Portage and then hooks back north through Summit, passing through Cuyahoga County to discharge into Lake Erie. 
  • At Hiram Rapids, the nearest monitoring station to the headwaters in Geauga County, the flow is normal: 63% above mean at 96.1 cfs and 1.81 ft deep (flood stage 7ft);
  • at Old Portage, flow is normal, 61% above mean at 214 cfs and 2.69 feet deep (flood at 10.5ft);
  • at Jaite station is unrated, 25.7% above mean at 296 cfs and down half a foot, 2.61 ft deep, 19.7°C;
  • at Independence station, flowing normal, 52.6% above mean at 357 cfs and down more than half a foot, 2.99 ft deep, (flood at 17 ft), 20.8°C and 892 µS/cm;
  • at the Newburgh Heights station nearest the outlet in Cuyahoga County flow is not rated: 33% above mean at 410 cfs; 18.4° (updated 06-20-22)
  • West Creek drains an area of 9.23 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow
  • at Pleasant Valley Rd near Parma is unrated, 14.9% above mean at 1.19 cfs and 9.19 ft deep (8.85 ft is minimum operating limit);
  • at Ridgewood Road, Parma is unrated, flowing 20% above mean at .43 cfs and 4.68 ft deep (flood stage 10ft);
  • at Brooklyn Heights (nearest to the outlet) is unrated, 6.3% above mean at 3.13 cfs and 1.1 ft deep. (updated 06-20-22)
  • Mill Creek gathers runoff and drains 12.9 sq miles in the Cuyahoga River watershed; the flow
  • at Garfield Heights is unrated, 6% above mean and 5.67 cfs and .7 ft deep;
  • at Garfield Parkway flow is unrated, 4.5% above mean at 4.01 cfs and 1.44 ft deep (flood stage 7.5 ft) (updated 06-20-22)
  • Big Creek drains an area of 35.3 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at Cleveland is unrated, 7% above mean at 9.11 cfs and 2.33 ft deep. (updated 06-20-22)
  • East Branch Big Creek collects flow from 19.2 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at Brooklyn is unrated, 8% above mean at 6.77 cfs and 1.88 ft deep. (updated 06-20-22)
  • Brandywine Creek drains an area of 16.4 sq miles in Summit County. The flow near Macedonia is unrated, 3.51% above mean at 1.91 cfs and 2.88 ft deep, (flood stage is 13 ft). (updated 06-20-22)
  • Indian Creek drains an area of 4.49 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at Macedonia is unrated, 3.8% above mean at .84 cfs and .94 ft deep (flood stage 9.5ft) (updated 06-20-22)
  • Tinkers Creek drains an area of 83.9 sq miles of Cuyahoga County, flow at Bedford is below normal, 29.7% above mean at 24 cfs and 2.21 ft deep (flood at 9.5 ft). (updated 06-20-22)
  • Chippewa Creek drains an area of 17.5 sq miles in Cuyahoga County before joining the Cuyahoga River. The flow near Brecksville is unrated, 4.4% above mean at 3.06 cfs and 2.56 ft deep (updated 06-20-22)
  • Doan Brook drains an area of 8.2 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at MLK Jr. Dr Cleveland is unrated, down to 25% of last week’s volume, 2.04 cfs and 1.68 ft deep. (updated 06-20-22)

USGS does not list groundwater monitors in Cuyahoga County.

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

Lake Erie - Edgecliff Beach (Cuyahoga County)

Bacterial Contamination Advisory

  • July 12, 10:30 am Advisory issued for high bacterial level, ongoing, day 5 (updated July 17, 2022)
  • July 14 sample: e-coli 1120 cfu/100 ml lab test
  • Monitoring by Cuyahoga County Health District: 1 test per week until Sept 5

Tel: (216) 469-8793

Location: 41.610222/-81.535728

Spills (2 new)

    July 15th, 2022 – In Cleveland (Cuyahoga) was diesel fuel spill. The amount was not reported, but none of the material was recovered. Lake Erie was impacted. (41.533, -81.648)(Case#2207EPA0001076)
    ◆ July 14th, 2022 – In Twinsburg (Summit) was a 50-gallon spill of Cyclohexane. None of the material was reported recovered.
    (41.291)(Case#2207EPA0001067)
  • July 1st, 2022 – In Brimfield Township (Portage), a spill of 100 gallons of diesel fuel reported. None of the fuel was reported recovered from the spill site. (41.086, -81.392) (Case#2207EPA0000994)
  • June 24, 75 gallons of motor oil was spilled at Cleveland, in Cuyahoga County. None of the product was recovered.
  • June 23, 100 gallons of unknown material were spilled in Akron of Summit County.
  • June 22, an Unknown amount of fuel spilled in an unnamed water body in Stow of Summit County. 85 gallons of material were recovered from the environment.
  • June 21, 50 gallons of motor oil was spilled at Cleveland, in Cuyahoga County.

1d Black River - Rocky River Watershed

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

  • Black River drains an area of 396 sq miles of Lorain County into Lake Erie. Flow at Elyria is normal, 17.5% above mean flow, 45 cfs and 1.05 ft deep. (flood stage 9.5 ft) 21.6°C. Specific conductance 4.47 µS/cm. (updated 06-20-22)
  • Rocky River drains an area of 267 sq miles of Cuyahoga County into Lake Erie. Flow at Berea is normal, half last week’s volume at 20% above mean, 38.2 cfs and down over a foot, 3.95 ft deep, (flood stage 14 ft), 16.8ºC. (updated 06-20-22)
  • East Branch Rocky River drains an area of 60.3 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow near Strongsville is 4.8% above mean and 14.9 cfs and 5.59 ft deep. (update 06-20-22)
  • Plum Creek drains 15.7 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow near Olmstead Falls is unrated, 3.3% above mean, .95 cfs and 1.39 ft deep (flood at 8ft). (updated 06-20-22)
  • Abram Creek drains an area of 8.12 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow
  • at Kolthoff Dr./Brook Park is unrated, 14.3% above mean at 2.21 cfs and half last week’s depth, .38 ft;
  • at Brook Park is not rated, 1.47 ft deep (min operating limit .19ft) (updated 06-20-22)
  • Baldwin Creek drains an area of 8.9 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at Strongsville is unrated, 5.3% above mean at 3.35 cfs and 2.32 ft deep. (updated 06-20-22)

Groundwater Monitor

Ashland County

Station ‘70700 Name:AS-2 OH
Most Recent Measurement: 25.07 ft Measurement Date:2/9/2022
Station: ‘3000 Name:AS-3 OH
Most Recent Measurement:12.65 ft Measurement Date:1/12/2022

Periodic Measurement of these wells means that we will not have new measurements to report every week, we will continue to monitor the USGS site for updates and post accordingly. Checked for new measurements 06-20-22.

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

Lake Erie - Century Beach (Lorain County)

Bacterial Contamination Advisory (recently lifted)

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

Location 41.477936/-82.154121

Lake Erie – Community Park Beach (Lorain County)

Bacterial Contamination Advisory

    ◆ July 13, 2022 Advisory issued for high bacteria level; ongoing, day 4 (updated Jul 17, 2022)
  • July 14 coli 1553.3 cfu/100ml (Colilert 2000)
  • July 13 coli 344.8 cfu/100ml (Colilert 2000)

Monitoring: Lorain County Health District 4 times a week

Location: 41.49064/-82.1123updated

Spills (0 new)

  • June 23, Unknown amounts of an unknown material was spilled into Porter Creek in Bay Village, of Cuyahoga County. No product was recovered from the environment.

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, 34.4% above mean, at 57.7 cfs and 2.41 ft deep (flood stage 9ft); (updated 06-20-22)
  • 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 normal, 31.55% above mean at 103 cfs and 6.48 ft deep, (flood stage is 18 ft). 4°C, 602 µS/cm (updated 06-20-22)
  • Old Woman Creek drains 22.1 sq miles in Erie County. At Berlin Rd near Huron, is below normal, 4% above mean, .81 cfs and 1.66 ft deep (updated 06-20-22)

 Groundwater Monitor

Up 2 and a half feet in the test well compared to last month

Erie County - Site ‘3900 E10-OH: depth to water 32.29 ft as of 06-20-22

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

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

Lake Erie – Nokomis (Erie County)

Bacteria Contamination Advisory

  • July 15 Advisory Issued for high bacteria levels, ongoing, day 2 (updated Jul 17, 2022)
  • July 15 e.coli 1119.9 cfu/100ml (Colilert-18 hr, 2000)
  • July 14 coli 275.5 cfu/100ml (Colilert-18 hr, 2000)
  • Jul 7 e.coli 3 cfu/100ml (Colilert-18 hr)

Monitoring by Erie County Health District, 5 times a week

Location 41.42728/-82.352638

Lake Erie – Lakefront Park (Erie County)

Bacterial Contamination Advisory

  • July 14 Advisory issued for high bacteria levels, ongoing, day 3 (updated Jul 17, 2022)
  • July 15 e.coli 648.8cfu/100ml
  • July 14 e.coli 547.5 cfu/100ml
  • July 13 coli 248.1 cfu/100ml

Monitored by Erie County Health District, 5 times per week

Location: 41.398251/-82.553787

Lake Erie – Sawmill Creek (Erie County)

Bacterial Contamination Advisory

  • July 12 Advisory Issued for high bacteria level, ongoing, day 5 (updated July 17, 2022)
  • July 15 e.coli 1299.7 cfu/100 ml (Colilert-18 hr, 2000)
  • July 11 e.coli 261 cfu/100ml (Colilert-18 hr, 2000)

Monitoring by Erie County Community Health 2 times per week

Location: 41.413715/-82.588402

Spills (0 new)

2b Sandusky River Watershed

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

  • Sandusky River drains an area of 1251 sq miles in Crawford and Wyandot Counties. The flow
  • near Bucyrus in Crawford County is normal, 33% above mean at 26.6 cfs and .9 ft deep (reading same as last week) (floods at 8.5 ft);
  • near Upper Sandusky normal flow, 35.1% above mean at 74.8 cfs and 1.59 ft deep (flood at 13 ft);
  • at Fremont, normal, 32.55% above mean at 289 cfs and 1.54 ft deep (floods at 10ft); (06-21-22)
  • Honey Creek drains an area of 149 sq miles of Seneca County into the Sandusky River. The flow at Melmore in Seneca County is normal, 27.6% above mean, a little slower than last week at this time, at 41.4 cfs and 2.34 ft deep. (06-21-22)
  • Rock Creek drains an area of 34.6 sq miles in Seneca County into the Sandusky River. The flow
  • at Republic is unrated, 1.75% above mean at .49 cfs and 3.92 ft deep;
  • at Tiffin is normal, 9% above mean at 4.03 cfs and 3.7 ft deep (updated 06-21-22)
  • Tymochtee Creek drains an area of 229 sq miles in Wyandot County into Sandusky River. The flow at Crawford is normal, 21.9% above mean at 31.1 cfs and 2.19 ft deep (flood stage 8.5 ft). (updated 06-21-22)

Groundwater Monitor

Crawford County Station ’3100 CR-1-OH 17.43 ft as at 1-12-2022

Hardin County Station ‘2600 HA-2A-OH slightly lower this week, 6.55 ft to reach water in the test well as at 06-12-2022 Bass Islands dolomite formation

(these sites are on periodic measurements, the records will be updated here as new measurements are posted on USGS Groundwater Watch.) (updated 06-21­­-22)

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

Lake Erie – Lions Park (Erie County)

Bacterial Contamination Advisory – ongoing, day 15

  • July 2, 2022 – advisory issued for high bacteria levels

Monitoring: testing bacteria levels weekly

July 15 e-coli 517.2 cfu/100 ml (lab results by Colilert 18 hour 2000)

July 8 e-coli 1732.9 cfu/100 ml (lab results by Colilert 18 hour 2000)

July 1 e-coli 1299.7 cfu/100 ml (lab results by Colilert 18 hour 2000)

Pollution source: unknown

Spills (0 new)

  • July 7th, 2022 – In Groton Township (Erie), a spill of 50 gallons of diesel fuel was reported. No fuel was recovered from the environment. (41.348, -82.755) (Case#2207EPA0001026)

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 onto Lake Erie. The flow measured
  • nearest the headwaters below Mt. Blanchard is unrated, virtually unchanged from a week ago, 10.5% above mean at 17.9 cfs and 2.84 ft deep (flood at 14 ft);
  • above Findlay is 20.2% above mean at 52.7 cfs and 5.9 ft deep;
  • near Findlay is normal, 39% above mean, 84.8 cfs and 1.15 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft), 23.5° C;
  • at Gilboa in Putnam County is unrated, 21.3% above mean at 108 cfs and down slightly from last week, 4.58 ft deep;
  • at Ottawa in Putnam County is unrated, 16.9% above mean at 129 cfs and down three-quarter foot, 5.99 ft deep;
  • near Dupont is unrated, flow volume sensor is malfunctioning, depth is down half a foot, 6.31 ft deep (updated 06-21-22)
  • Lye Creek drains an area of 18.8 sq miles. The flow above Findlay is unrated, 7.4% above mean at 1.31 cfs and 1.15 ft deep (flood stage is 6ft). (06-21-22)
  • Eagle Creek drains an area of 51 sq miles in Hancock County. Flow above Findlay is unrated, 12.3% above mean at 9 cfs and 2.86 ft deep (flood stage is 9ft) 21.1°C and 680 µ/cm (updated 06-21-22)
  • Riley Creek drains an area of 70.3 sq miles in Putnam County. The flow below Pandora is experiencing equipment malfunction again this week (updated 06-21-22)

Groundwater Monitor

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

Well depth 52 feet, Bass Islands Dolomite

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

Spills (0 new)

2d Cedar River-Portage River Watershed

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

  • Portage River drains an area of 494 sq miles in Sandusky County. The flow
  • at Woodville is above normal, 36.9% above mean, 87 cfs and down a foot to 2.47 ft deep (flood stage 9ft) 23.7°C;
  • near Elmore the flow is unrated, 28.4% above mean at less than half the flow volume of last week, 169 cfs and down more than half a foot, 2.54 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft) (updated 06-21-22)

Groundwater Monitor

Lucas County Station #3500 Name: LU-2 OH
Most Recent Measurement: 15.55 ft (real-time) Measurement Date:7/10/2022

Well depth 36 feet, Alluvial aquifers, lake deposits

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

Spills (0 new)

2e Auglaize River Watershed

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

  • Auglaize River drains an area of 2318 sq miles into Maumee River, where it empties into the western part of Lake Erie. The flow station
  • closest to headwaters is at Kossuth in Allen County. Flow here is unrated, 11% above mean at less than half last week’s volume, 55.4 cfs and 4.98 ft deep;
  • near Fort Jennings station is normal, 24.2% above mean at half last week’s flow, 56.8 cfs and less than half the depth, 2.18 ft deep (flood stage 13 ft);
  • near Dupont is unrated, up two feet, 6.31 ft deep;
  • near Defiance is normal, 35% above mean, 476 cfs and down almost a foot, 17 ft deep (flood stage 21 ft) (updated 06-21-22)
  • Little Flat Rock Creek drains an area of 15.2 sq miles in Paulding County into the Auglaize River. The flow near Junction is unrated, .2% above mean, .05 cfs and the same depth as last week, 2.12 ft deep. (updated 06-21-22)
  • Little Auglaize River drains an area of 401 sq miles in Paulding County into Auglaize River. The flow at Melrose is unrated, 52.8% above mean at 536 cfs and up half a foot, 14.34 ft deep. (updated 06-21-22)

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

Spills (0 new)

  • June 22, 440 lbs. of sulfur dioxide was spilled in Shawnee Township, Allen County. None of the spilled sulfur dioxide was recovered.
  • June 28, Unknown amounts of manure were spilled in Palmer, of Putnam County. There was no material recovered from the environment.

2f - Lower Maumee River Watershed

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

  • Maumee River drains an area of 6330 sq miles of Ohio State. The lower portion flow at Waterville flow is normal, 112.1% above mean, 4570 cfs and steady depth, 3.73 ft deep; equipment malfunction on temperature and conductivity gages --°C and --- µ/cm. (flood stage 11 ft) (updated 06-21-22)
  • Ottawa River drains an area of 350 sq miles in Lucas County directly into western Lake Erie. The flow
  • near Lima is unrated, 16.6% above mean, 19.3 cfs and up a few inches, 11.29 ft deep;
  • near Kalida is unrated, 5.6% above mean at 48.3 cfs and down half a foot, 4.14 ft deep (flood stage 19 ft);
  • University of Toledo at Toledo, flow is normal, 34.1% above mean, 40.3 cfs and 2.66 ft deep (flood stage 14.5 ft) (update 06-21-22)
  • Wolf Creek drains an area of 24.8 sq miles in Lucas County. The flow at Holland is unrated, 42.5% above mean at 7.99 cfs and 1.76 ft deep (flood stage 13 ft). (updated 06-21-22)
  • West Creek drains an area of 15.5 sq miles of Henry County before joining the Maumee River. Flow near Hamler is 55.3% above mean at 11.5 cfs and 3.01 ft deep. (updated 06-13-22)
  • South Turkeyfoot Creek drains an area of 116 sq miles of Henry County before joining the Maumee River. Flow at Shunk is unrated, 6.7% above mean at one-third last week’s volume, 17.4 cfs and down half a foot this week, 1.23 ft deep. (updated 06-21-22)

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

Spills (0 new)

  • June 21, Unknown amounts of Sulfur Dioxide was spilled in Oregon, Lucas County. No materials were recovered from the environment.

2g Upper Wabash River Watershed

Flows: from parts of Mercer, Darke Counties

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

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

Spills (0 new)

 2h St. Mary’s River Watershed

Flows from Mercer, Van Wert, Auglaize

  • Mary’s River drains an area of 386 sq miles in Mercer and Van Wert Counties. From the headwaters in Mercer County, St. Mary’s flows west into Indiana into the Maumee River, which crosses back into Ohio and empties into Lake Erie. The flow
  • at Rockford is unrated, 16.2% above mean,92.4 cfs and 2.39 ft deep (flood stage 13 ft);
  • at Walcot Street at Willshire is unrated, 12.1% above mean at 119 cfs and down half a foot, 3.17 ft deep. (updated 06-21-22)

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

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

Algal Bloom/Toxin alert - Recreational Public Health Advisory

  • Advisory issued May 19, 2022 ongoing for the 59th day (updated 07-17-22)
  • July 12: microcystin 5 µg/l (lab test results, ELISA method)
  • July 6: microcystin 50 µg/l (lab test results, ELISA method)
  • July 3 e-coli 44.8 cfu/100ml (lab test results (method not specified)
  • Monitoring is done by testing every two weeks if e-coli under 235 cfu
  • Please contact 419-394-3611 for more info St. Marys State Park

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

Algal Bloom/Toxin alert - Recreational Public Health Advisory

  • Advisory issued July 11 for an algal bloom toxin alert remains active for the 6th day
  • Jul 12: Microcystin 2.7 µg/L (ELISA)
  • July 6: Microcystin 17.2 µg/L (ELISA)
  • July 3: E.coli 19.9 cfu/100ml (method not specified)
  • Monitoring for algae toxin “as needed” by Ohio Dept of Natural Resources
  • Monitoring for e-coli once every two weeks if e.coli under 235 colony forming units (cfu)

Spills (0 new)

  • July 6th, 2022 – In Jefferson Township (Mercer County), was reported a spill of diesel fuel. The caller did not know how much fuel was spilled. None of it had been reported recovered from the spill location as of the initial report. (40.555, -84.465) (Case#2207EPA0001025)

2i Upper Maumee River Watershed

Flows: parts of Paulding and Defiance Counties

  • Maumee River drains an area of 2129 sq miles of Paulding County. The flow
  • at Antwerp in Paulding County is above normal, 88.4% above mean at 1290 cfs and 8.25 ft deep;
  • near Defiance flow is normal, 72.85% above mean at nearly double the volume 2530 cfs and up to 2.53 ft deep (flood at 14 ft), 25.3°C (flood stage 14 ft)(updated 06-21-22)
  • Platter Creek drains an area of 19.5 sq miles of Defiance County into the Maumee River. Flow near Sherwood is unrated, 3.9% above mean at .91cfs and 1.5 ft deep. (updated 06-21-22)

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

Spills (0 new)

  • July 5th, 2022 – In Maumee (Lucas County), was a 50-gallon diesel fuel spill. 24 gallons of fuel were reported recovered from the spill site. (41.59, -83.641) (Case#2207EPA0001013)
  • July 1st, 2022 – In Sylvania Township (Lucas County), was a spill of 100-gallons of transformer oil. None of the oil was reported recovered from the environment. (41.7, -83.649) (Case#2207EPA0000991)

2j Tiffin River

Flows: wetting parts of Williams, Defiance Counties

  • Tiffin River starts drains an area of 563 sq miles in Williams and Defiance Counties. Tiffin flows south and gathers in runoff from Defiance County before joining the Maumee River. The flow monitoring station nearest the headwaters is located
  • at Stryker in Williams County: normal, 79% above mean, 205 cfs and 5.28 ft deep (flood stage 11 ft)
  • near Evansport, flow is virtually identical to last week, 71.05% above mean at 398 cfs and 12.71 ft deep. (updated 06-21-22)
  • Bean Creek drains an area of 206 sq miles in Fulton County. The flow at Powers is above normal, 99.6% above mean at 130 cfs and 8.77 ft deep. (flood stage 15 ft) (updated 06-21-22)
  • Unnamed tributary to Lost Creek drains an area of 4.23 sq miles in Defiance County. The flow near Farmer is normal 75.2% above mean at 1.15 cfs and 1.47 ft deep (updated 06-21-22)

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

Harrison Lake – Harrison (Fulton County)

Bacteria Contamination Advisory

    ◆July 6, 2:55 pm Advisory issued for high bacteria levels, ongoing, day 11 (updated July 17, 2022) ◆ July 5, e.coli 1203.3 cfu/100ml (method not specified)
  • Monitored by Ohio DNR as needed for algae, every 2 weeks for e.coli under 235 cfu

Contact Harrison Lake State Park at 419-237-1503 for more info.

Location 41.639809/-84.361618

Spills (0 new)

  • July 1st, 2022 – In Williams County, a spill of hydraulic oil was reported. We don’t know how much was spilled. 20 gallons were reported recovered from the spill location. (41.447, -84.459) (Case#2207EPA000093)
  • June 21, unknown amounts of construction material debris were spilled at Archbold, in Fulton County which is within the border of this watershed. No product was recovered from the environment
  • June 21, 45 gallons of non-PCB oil was spilled at Archbold, in Fulton County. No product was recovered from the environment.

2k St. Joseph River

Flows: Williams, Defiance, Lucas

  • Joseph River drains an area of 610 sq miles in Defiance County. The flow at Newville is normal, 81.85% above mean, 333 cfs and down half a foot, 5.94 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft) (updated 06-21-22)

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 4.6 ft deep, 21.2°C (06-21-22)
  • Shenango River (upper) drains an area of 584 sq miles including parts of Trumbull County in Ohio. The river flows on the PA side of the border, flow
  • at Pymatuning Dam is normal, 75% above mean, 137 cfs and 4.87 ft deep;
  • at Sharpsville is normal, 47.7% above mean, 267 cfs and down more than half a foot, 2.55 ft deep (flood stage 6.8ft). The water is 23.6° (06-21-22).

Groundwater Monitor

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

Spills (0 new)

3b Mahoning River

Flows: draining parts of Stark, Mahoning, Trumbull

  • Mahoning River drains an area of 978 sq miles in portions of Stark and Trumbull Counties as it flows west to east, exiting the state via Trumbull County and joining Shenango River before reaching the Ohio River. The flow
  • at Alliance, nearest the headwaters in Stark County is not rated, 3.62 ft deep, 21.3°C;
  • below Berlin Dam near Berlin Centre is unrated, 14.9% above mean at 81.8 cfs and 2.07 ft deep (flood stage 5.4ft), 14.3°C;
  • at Pricetown in Mahoning County is below normal, 26.9% above mean at 83.9 cfs and 2.16 ft deep (flood stage 8.1ft), 21.9°C;
  • at Leavittsburg is below normal, 24.5% above mean, 159 cfs and down over a foot and a half, 2.6 ft deep (flood stage 12.5), 23.1°C;
  • below West Ave at Youngstown is below normal, 16.3% above mean, 208 cfs and down over half a foot, 1.26 ft deep (flood stage 14ft) 24.1ºC and 525 µS/cm;
  • at Lowellville the flow is unrated, 13.3% above mean at 264 cfs and 2.51 ft deep and 24.2°C, 620 µS/cm. (06-21-22)
  • West Branch Mahoning River drains an area of 82 sq miles in Portage County. The flow
  • near Ravenna is 1.79 ft deep, water temp 23.9ºC;
  • at Wayland is unrated, 37.7% above mean at 55.4 cfs and 2.59 ft deep. 13.5ºC (updated 06-21-22)
  • Crab Creek drains an area of 14 sq miles in Mahoning County before joining the Mahoning River at Youngstown. The flow at Youngstown is 4.17 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft). (updated 06-21-22)
  • Mosquito Creek drains an area of 97.5 sq miles in Trumbull County before joining the Mahoning River south of Warren City.
  • the headwaters, near Greene Centre, flow is unrated, 8% above mean at 1.55 cfs, 4.8 ft deep and 23.1°C;
  • below Mosquito Creek Dam near Cortland is unrated, 28.2% over mean at 50.3 cfs and 1.54 ft deep (flood stage 4.5 ft) 22.2° (updated 06-21-22)
  • Eagle Creek drains an area of 97.6 sq miles in Trumbull County, exiting the state before joining the Shenango River. Flow at Phalanx Station in Trumbull County is normal, 41.6% above mean at 26.4 cfs and 4.14 ft deep (flood stage 9.5 ft) (updated 06-21-22)

Groundwater Monitor

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

Spills (4 new)

    July 13th, 2022 – In Youngstown (Mahoning) was a spill of sodium hypochlorite. The amount is not mentioned in the report but none of this corrosive material was recovered. (41.1, -80.647)
    ◆ July 13th, 2022 – in Youngstown (Mahoning) was a spill of Aluminum Sulfate. None of the material was recovered. (41.1, -80.647)(Case#2207EPA0001059)
    ◆ July 14th, 2022 – In Newton Falls (Trumbull) was a 70-gallon spill of diesel fuel. None of the fuel was recovered. (41.196, -80.976) (Case#2207EPA0001063)
    ◆ July 15th, 2022 – In Canfield (Mahoning) was a spill of material green. We don’t know how much was spilled. None of it was reported recovered from the environment. (41.034, -80.761)(Case#2207EPA1075)
  • July 7th, 2022 – In Lordstown (Trumbull), was a spill of 60 gallons of diesel fuel. None of the fuel was reported recovered from the environment. (41.141, -80.877) (Case#2207EPA0001031)

3c Little Beaver Watershed

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

  • Little Beaver River drains an area of 496 sq miles of Columbiana County into the Ohio River. The flow at East Liverpool is normal, 42.7% above mean at 169 cfs and down half a foot, 2.87 ft deep. (06-21-22)
  • Yellow Creek drains an area of 147 sq miles in Jefferson County. Flow
  • at Amsterdam is unrated, 1.67 ft deep;
  • near Hammondsville is normal, 54.9% above mean at 76 cfs and 1.72 ft deep (06-21-22)
  • Short Creek drains an area of 123 sq miles in Jefferson County. Flow
  • at Dillonvale station, normal, 98.1% above mean flow at 120 cfs, down almost two feet, 2.86 ft deep (Flood Stage 9ft). (06-21-22)

Groundwater Monitor

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

Spills (0 new)

3d Wheeling Creek Watershed

Flows: catching parts of Belmont, Monroe Counties

  • Wheeling Creek drains an area of 97sq miles in Belmont County. Flow is normal below Blaine, 81.2% above mean flow at 109 cfs and down more than half a foot, 1.68 ft deep (Flood stage 6ft). (06-21-22)

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

Spills (0 new)

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

3e Shade River Watershed

Flows: parts of Meigs County

  • Shade River drains an area of 156 sq miles in Meigs County. The monitoring station located near Chester is registering normal flow, 58.1% above mean at 41 cfs and up one foot, 5.11 ft deep (flood stage 17ft deep). 1°C (06-21-22)

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

Spills (0 new)

3f Hocking River Watershed

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

  • Hocking River drains an area of 943 sq miles in Hocking County; the station
  • at Enterprise in Hocking reports normal flow, 99.9% above mean at 356 cfs and down over a foot deeper, 1.7 ft deep (flood stage 12ft);
  • at Athens, normal, 79.6% above mean flow, half the flow volume, 647 cfs and down almost a foot, 4.65 ft deep (flood stage 20ft). (06-21-22)
  • Clear Creek drains an area of 89 sq miles in Hocking County, joining Hocking River; the station near Rockbridge in Hocking County reports above normal flow, 74.7% above mean, 50.7 cfs, and down half a foot, 1.28 ft deep. (06-21-22)

Groundwater Monitor

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

Spills (0 new)

  • June 27, 100 gallons of diesel fuel were spilled in Harrison (Perry County).

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, 72.7% above mean flow at 257 cfs and half as deep as last week at 3.36 ft (flood stage 21ft). (06-21-22)
  • Symmes Creek drains 302 sq miles of Lawrence County into the Ohio River; at Aid, the flow is unrated, 39.2% above mean at 83.1 cfs and 6.34 ft deep (flood stage 19ft deep). (06-21-22)

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

Spills (0 new)

3h Middle Ohio – White Oak Watershed

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

  • White Oak Creek drains an area of 208 sq miles in Brown County; the flow above Georgetown is unrated, 8.7% above mean, 19.1 cfs and down half a foot, 3.88 ft deep. (06-21-22)

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

Spills (0 new)

3i Middle Ohio – Laughery Watershed

Flows: rainfall and snowmelt from central Butler and Hamilton Counties

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

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

- at Evendale is unrated, 27% above mean at 37.2 cfs and up one foot, 4.87 ft deep (flood stage 12ft);

- at Kemper Road at Sharonville is down two feet, 3.56 ft deep;

- at East Sharon Rd in Sharonville the flow is unrated, 23% above mean, 38.5 cfs, down one foot, 5.68 ft deep;

- at Reading flow is not ranked, 5 ft deep;

- at Carthage the flow is unrated, 44.4% above mean at 86.2 cfs and 4.42 ft deep (06-21-22)

  • West Fork Mill Creek drains an area of 29.9 sq miles in Hamilton County. The Reservoir near Greenhills is 675.19 ft deep. (updated 06-21-22)
  • Sharon Creek drains an area of 5.39 sq miles in Hamilton County. The flow at Sharonville is down more than half a foot, 1.62 ft deep. (updated 06-21-22)
  • Congress Run drains an area of 3.88 sq miles in Hamilton County. The flow near Carthage is unrated and down two feet this week, .97 ft deep. (updated 06-21-22)

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

East Fork Lake, East Fork Campground

 Recreational Public Health Advisory algal toxin alert

  • June 24, Advisory issued, day 23 (updated July 17, 2022)
  • June 27 microcystin level detected by ELISA test, 1.15 µg/l
  • June 14 microcystin levels detected by ELISA test, 8.59µg/l
  • July 6 e-coli 20 cfu/100 ml
  • For more information, contact 513-734-4323 East Fork State Park

Spills (0 new)

    July 9th, 2022 – In Cincinnati (Hamilton), a spill of 200 gallons of transformer oil was reported. None of the oil was reported recovered from the spill site. (39.111, -84.536) (Case#2207EPA00001038)
  • June 22, unknown amounts of “Material White” was reported spilled at Fairfax, in Hamilton County.
  • June 18, 50 gallons of acetone was spilled at Cincinnati, in Hamilton County.
  • June 18, 50 gallons of Tetrachloroethylene was spilled at Cincinnati, in Hamilton County.

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 4 Muskingum River Watersheds

4a Tuscarawas River Watershed

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

  • Tuscarawas River drains an area of 2443 sq miles of Tuscarawas County before joining the Muskingum River. Flow
  • above Barberton is unrated, 7% above mean at 16 cfs and down two feet, 2.96 ft deep, (flood stage 13 ft);
  • at Massillon is flowing above normal at 84.2% above mean at 381 cfs and 8.13 ft deep, (flood stage 18 ft);
  • below Dover Dam near Dover is 2.25 ft deep (flood stage 7.5 ft);
  • at New Philadelphia is not rated, 1090 cfs and 1.71 ft deep (flood stage 7.5 ft);
  • at Newcomerstown, flow is normal, 108.7% above mean at 2520 cfs and 2.54 ft deep, (Flood stage 11ft). (06-21-22)
  • Chippewa Creek drains an area of 50.4 sq miles in Wayne County. The flow at Miller Rd at Sterling is unrated, 13.1% above mean at 9.3 cfs and 1.63 ft deep. (06-21-22)
  • Sugar Creek drains an area of 311 sq miles in Tuscarawas County. The flow
  • near Beach City is unrated, 1.46 ft deep;
  • at Strasburg is normal, 80.9% above mean at 209 cfs and 2.09 ft deep (updated 06-21-22)
  • Nimishillen Creek drains an area of 172 sq miles in Stark County. The flow at North Industry is above normal, 66.6% above mean, 124 cfs and 4.07 ft deep (flood stage 10 ft) (updated 06-21-22)
  • Middle Branch Nimishillen Creek drains 43 sq miles in Stark County. The flow at Canton is normal, 48.9% above mean at 18.5 cfs and 1.4 ft deep. (flood stage 6ft) (updated 06-21-22)
  • East Branch Nimishillen Creek drains an area of 15 sq miles in Stark County. The flow at Louisville is 4.12 ft deep (flood stage 11 ft)(updated 06-21-22)
  • West Branch Nimishillen Creek drains an area of 15.8 sq miles in Stark The flow at North Canton is unrated, 3.76 ft deep (flood stage 9 ft) (updated 06-21-22)
  • Sandy Creek drains an area of 253 sq miles in Stark County. The flow at Waynesburg is normal, 42.15% above mean flow at 94.1 cfs and 1.44 ft deep (flood stage 8 ft) (updated 06-21-22)
  • Willow Run drains an area of 7.8 sq miles in Carroll County. The flow near Dellroy is 2.95 ft deep, 22.1ºC, 170 µS/cm, (updated 06-21-22)
  • McGuire Creek drains an area of 48.3 sq miles in Carroll County. The flow
  • above Leesville Lake is 4.19 ft deep, 24.2ºC, 295 µS/cm;
  • near Leesville is above normal, 187.2% above mean at 72.4 cfs and 3.6 ft deep; (updated 06-21-22)
  • North Fork McGuire Creek drains an area of 11.3 sq miles of Carroll County. The flow at Carrollton is unrated, 2.33 ft deep, 22.8ºC and 252 µS/cm. (updated 06-21-22)
  • Indian Fork drains an area of 70 sq miles in Tuscarawas County. The flow

- at Dellroy is 7.1 ft deep, 25.3ºC, 298 µS/cm;

- below Atwood Dam near New Cumberland is unrated, 121.1% above mean at 66.3 cfs and 7 ft deep (updated 06-21-22)

  • Bear Hole Run drains an area of 1.43 sq miles in Carroll County. The flow near Carrollton is 1.67 ft deep, 20.2ºC, 211 µS/cm (updated 06-21-22)
  • Stillwater Creek drains an area of 367 sq miles in Tuscarawas and Harrison Counties. The flow
  • above Piedmont Lake is unrated, 1.98 ft deep and 21.7C, 1210 µS/cm;
  • at Piedmont is unrated, 248.9% above mean at 423 cfs and up two feet, 5.26 ft deep;
  • at Tippecanoe is unrated, 260.6% above mean at 988 cfs and up another foot and a half, 10.2 ft deep;
  • at Uhrichsville is unrated, double the depth of two weeks ago, 6.52 ft deep (flood stage 10 ft). (updated 06-21-22)
  • Little Stillwater Creek drains an area of 71.1 sq miles of Harrison County. Flow below Tappan Dam at Tappan is unrated, 29.3% above mean at 23.5 cfs and 4.25 ft deep. (updated 06-21-22)
  • Beaverdam Run drains an area of 3.5 sq miles in Harrison County. The flow above Tappan Lake is .5 ft deep, 24.4ºC, 199 µS/cm. (updated 06-21-22)
  • Standingstone Fork drains an area of 13.5 sq miles of Harrison County. The flow above Tappan Lake is unrated, 4.79 ft deep, 22ºC, 1620 µS/cm (updated 06-21-22)
  • Boggs Fork drains an area of 36.6 sq miles in Harrison County. The flow at Piedmont is unrated, 71.1% above mean at 107 cfs and up almost a foot, 3.87 ft deep. (updated 06-21-22)
  • Brushy Fork drains an area of 70 sq miles in Harrison County. Flow
  • above Clendening Lake is unrated, is down slightly, 3.31 ft deep, 21.2ºC, 1440 µS/cm;
  • near Tippecanoe is unrated, 784% above mean at 479 cfs and up another foot and a half this week, 13.03 ft deep. (updated 06-21-22)
  • Clear Fork drains an area of 23.3 square miles in Harrison County. Flow above Tappan Lake is unrated, down nearly a foot, 1.64 ft deep, 22.5ºC, 1000 µS/cm. (updated 06-21-22)

Groundwater Monitor

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

Spills (2 new)

    ◆ July 14th, 2022 – in Minerva (Columbiana/Stark/Carroll) was a 200-gallon spill of diesel fuel. None of the material was recovered from the spill location. (40.73, -81.105) (Case#2207EPA0001068)
    ◆ July 14th, 2022- In Rittman (Wayne) was a spill of material white. The amount is not reported but none of the material was recovered from the location. (40.977, -81.793)(Case#2207EPA0001066)
  • July 6th, 2022 – In Perry Township (Stark), 100 gallons of non-PCB oil were spilled. 100 gallons were reported recovered from the spill location. (40.817, -81.53) (Case#2207EPA0001022)
  • June 27, unknown amounts of diesel fuel were spilled in the soil, at Harrison Township in Carroll County.
  • June 20, unknown amounts of hydrogen sulfide were spilled in Canton, of Stark County.

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, up two and a half feet from two weeks ago, 9.69 ft deep;
  • at Cambridge is much above normal, 259.1% above mean at 851 cfs and up over a foot, 5.68 ft deep (reading same as last week) (flood stage 15ft);
  • below Wills Creek Dam at Wills Creek, flow is not rated, up over 5ft deep from two weeks ago, 8.77 ft deep. (06-21-22). 
  • 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, 587% above mean at 650 cfs and 7.82 ft deep. (06-21-22)
  • South Fork drains an area of 28.3 sq miles in Noble County before entering Senecaville Lake. The flow above Senecaville Lake is unrated, 3.84 ft deep, 22.7ºC, 477 µS/cm. (updated 06-21-22)
  • 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, 4.43 ft deep, 22.1ºC and 656 µS/cm. (06-21-22)
  • Leatherwood Creek drains an area of 69.5 sq miles in Guernsey County. The flow near Kipling is not rated, 95.6% above mean at 59 cfs and 2.88 ft deep. (updated 06-21-22)

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

Spills (0 new)

  • July 6th, 2022 – In Byesville (Guernsey), was a 200-gallon diesel fuel spill. None of the material was recovered from the spill site. (39.97, -81.54) (Case#2207EPA0001024)
  • July 2nd, 2022 – In Cambridge Township (Guernsey), a 65-gallon spill of diesel fuel was reported. 35 gallons reported recovered from the spill site. (40.026, -81.561) (Case#2207EPA0001002)

4c Little Muskingum River Watershed

Flows: parts of Washington, Noble, Monroe, Guernsey

  • Little Muskingum River drains an area of 210 sq miles of Washington County; at Bloomfield is flowing normal at 46.5% above mean, 82 cfs and 3.13 ft deep. (06-21-22)
  • Duck Creek drains an area of 260 sq miles in Washington County. The flow below Whipple is unrated, 55.9% above mean at more than double the flow of two weeks ago, 231 cfs and 2.57 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft) (updated 06-21-22)
  • East Fork Duck Creek drains an area of 99.5 sq miles in Noble County. Flow near Harrietsville not rated, 58.8% above mean at 97.8 cfs and 4.19 ft deep, (flood stage 17 ft) (updated 06-21-22)
  • West Fork Duck Creek drains an area of 84.5 sq miles in Washington County. The flow at Macksburg is not rated, 83.5% above mean at 81.6 cfs and up half a foot, 7.63 ft deep (flood stage 13 ft) (updated 06-21-22)

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

Spills (0 new)

  • June 27, 45 gallons of hydraulic oil were spilled in Marietta Township of Washington County. 45 gallons of material were recovered from the environment.
  • June 21, Unknown amounts of unknown material were spilled in the Independence Township of Washington County. No material was recovered from the environment.
  • June 26, Unknown amounts of crude oil were spilled in Caldwell, of Noble County. There was no material recovered from the environment.

4d Mohican River Watershed

Flows: catching parts of Richland and Ashland Counties

  • Clear Fork Mohican River drains an area of 115 sq miles in Richland County. The streamflow gage
  • at Bellville is unrated, 2.14 ft deep, (flood stage 12ft);
  • below Pleasant Hill Dam near Perrysville is unrated, 1.12 ft deep; (06-21-22)
  • Black Fork Mohican River drains an area of 217 sq miles in Richland County. The flow
  • at Shelby is unrated, 3.4% above mean at 1.41 cfs and 5.66 ft deep (flood stage 15.5 ft);
  • below Charles Mill Dam near Mifflin is down more than two feet, 2.93 ft deep (flood stage 1000 ft);
  • at Loudonville is 4.45 ft deep (flood stage 10 ft) (06-21-22)
  • Lake Fork drains an area of 271 sq miles in Ashland County. The flow below Mohicanville Dam at Mohicanville is up this week, 6.29 ft deep (flood stage 944 ft) (updated 06-21-22)
  • Rocky Fork drains an area of 66.7 sq miles of Richland County. The flow at Lucas is 4.13 ft deep. (updated 06-21-22)

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

Spills (0 new)

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

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 up slightly this week, 7.28 ft deep;
  • below Randle is unrated, up more than a foot, 3.55 ft deep (06-21-22)
  • Kokosing River drains an area of 202 sq miles in Knox County. At Mount Vernon station in Knox County, flow is normal, 62.2% above mean flow at 125 cfs and up two feet, 3.14 ft deep (flood stage 14ft) (06-21-22)
  • Killbuck Creek drains an area of 464 sq miles in Holmes County. The flow at Killbuck in Holmes County is above normal, 141.9% above mean flow at 591 cfs and up almost two feet, 10.06 ft deep (Flood Stage 15ft). (06-21-22)

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

Spills (0 new)

4f Licking River Watershed

Flows: parts of Licking County

  • Licking River drains an area of 537 sq miles of Licking County before joining the Muskingum River. The flow monitor
  • near Newark is normal, 69.9% above mean flow at 480 cfs and 3.95 ft deep (flood Stage 14ft)
  • below Dillon Dam near Dillon Falls the flow is unrated, 5.51 ft deep. (06-21-22)
  • North Fork Licking River drains an area of 241 sq miles of Licking County;
  • at Utica in Licking County is normal, 14.4% above mean at 43.1 cfs, 7.53 ft deep;
  • at Newark, .46 ft deep;
  • at Ohio Street in Newark, the flow is not rated, down five inches, 3.57 feet deep. (06-21-22)
  • South Fork Licking River drains an area of 133 sq miles of Licking County. The station
  • at Kirkersville is unrated, 10% above historic mean at 9.78 cfs and 4.67 ft deep;
  • near Buckeye Lake flow is unrated, up a foot this week, 871.77 ft deep (flood stage 880 ft)
  • near Hebron flow is normal, 34.9% above historic mean at 58 cfs and down a foot and a half, 2.61 ft deep;
  • at Heath the flow is unrated, 37.4% above mean at more than double the volume, 178 cfs and 5.42 ft deep. (06-21-22)
  • Raccoon Creek drains an area of 78.2 sq miles in Licking County. The flow
  • near Granville is unrated, registering 28.5% above mean at 53 cfs and 3.26 ft deep (flood stage 13 ft);
  • below Wilson St, Newark, unrated, 34.2% above mean at 107 cfs and 5.5 ft deep (flood stage 16 ft) (updated 06-21-22)

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Spills (0 new)

 4g Muskingum River Watershed

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

  • Muskingum River drains an area of 7947 sq miles.
  • Near Coshocton in Coshocton County the Upper Muskingum is flowing above normal, 119.4% at 5780 cfs and up half a foot, 8.8 ft deep (flood stage 15ft);
  • at Dresden in Muskingum County is flowing above normal, 131% above mean at 7990 cfs and 10.41 ft deep (flood Stage 20 ft);
  • at Zanesville, unrated, 11.47 ft deep (flood stage 25 ft);
  • at McConnelsville in Morgan County, the river is flowing above normal, 149.7% above mean at 10600 cfs and 5.11 ft deep (flood stage 11ft).
  • at Beverly, unrated, 76.7% above mean at 11300 and 18.66 ft deep (06-21-22)
  • Mill Creek drains an area of 27.2 sq miles in Coshocton County. The flow near Coshocton is normal, 27.1% above mean, 11.4 cfs and 1.66 ft deep. (reading same as last week)(updated 06-21-22)
  • Wakatomika Creek drains an area of 140 sq miles in Muskingum County. The flow near Frazeyburg has been monitored for 84 years, is normal, 45.7% above mean at 95.6 cfs and 4.61 ft deep. (updated 06-21-22)
  • Salt Creek drains 75.7 sq miles of Muskingum County. Flow at Chandlersville is above normal, rated 52.1% above mean at 82.2 cfs and 4.23 ft deep. (updated 06-21-22)

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

Spills (0 new)

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

5 Scioto River Watersheds

5a Upper Scioto Watershed

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

  • Upper Scioto River drains an area of 980 sq miles in Marion and Delaware Counties. The flow
  • at La Rue in Marion County is normal, 31.35% above mean at 85.5 cfs, and less than half the depth, 2.36 ft deep, (flood Stage 12ft);
  • at Prospect in Delaware County is normal, 23.1% above mean at 136 cfs and 1.88 ft deep (flood Stage 12ft), 23.1ºC, 708 µS/cm;
  • below O’Shaughnessy Dam near Dublin is normal, 14.1% above mean at 138 cfs, 3.84 ft deep;
  • at 5th Ave Columbus in Franklin County is unrated, 5.55% above mean flow at 240 cfs and half the flow level of last week at 7.25 ft deep;
  • at Columbus flowing normal, 23.1% above mean at 376 cfs and down over a foot, 5.7 ft deep, (flood stage 24 ft);
  • near Commercial Point in Pickaway County, the flow is unrated, 16.9% above mean at 769 cfs and down almost two feet, 9.18 ft deep. (06-22-22)
  • Mill Creek drains an area of 178 sq miles in Delaware County. The flow at Bellepoint has been monitored for 77 years, normal, 9.2% above mean at 14.7 cfs and down a foot, 57.9 ft deep (update 06-22-22)
  • Whetsone Creek drains an area of 37.9 sq miles in Morrow County. The flow at Mt. Gilead is unrated, 34.3% above mean at 6.8 cfs and 2.32 ft deep (flood stage 9 ft) (update 06-22-22)
  • Big Walnut Creek drains an area of in Delaware County. The flow
  • at Sunbury is normal, 29.3% above mean at 25.8 cfs and 4.68 ft deep;
  • at Central College is normal at 63.8% above mean at 164 cfs and down half a foot, 3.71 ft deep, (flood stage 11.7 ft);
  • at Rees flow is normal, 27.6% above mean at 186 cfs and 1.98 ft deep (updated 06-22-22)
  • Little Darby Creek drains an area of 162 sq miles in Madison County. The flow at West Jefferson is not rated, 19.1% above mean at 46.7 cfs and 5.67 ft deep. (06-22-22)
  • Big Darby Creek drains an area of 534 sq miles in Pickaway County. The streamflow gauge at Darbyville shows normal this week, 45.2% above mean at 222 cfs and 2.79 ft deep. (06-22-22)
  • Hellbranch Run drains an area of 35.8 sq miles in Franklin County. The flow at Harrisburg is unrated, 15.1% above historic mean at 5.6 cfs and 4.4 ft deep (06-22-22)
  • Alum Creek drains an area of 189 sq miles in Delaware County. The flow
  • near Kilbourne is unrated, 37% above mean at 21.9 cfs and 2.33 ft deep;
  • at Africa is normal, 38.1% above mean at 32.5 cfs and down again this week to 1.58 feet deep; 17.3ºC;
  • at Columbus is not rated, down over a foot to 2.62 ft deep; (06-22-22)
  • Olentangy River drains an area of 157 sq miles in Marion County, 393 sq miles by the time it reaches Delaware. The flow
  • at Claridon in Marion County has been monitored for 51 years. Flow is unrated, 1.78 ft deep;
  • near Delaware in Delaware County is normal, 36.8% above mean at 115 cfs and 2.15 ft deep (flood Stage 9ft);
  • near Worthington is above normal, 29.7% above mean, 126 cfs and 2.02 ft deep;
  • at JH Herrick Dr at Columbus is unrated, 53.2% above mean at 275 cfs and 710.9 ft deep. (06-22-22)

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

Madison Lake – Madison Lake Park (Madison County)

Bacteria Contamination Advisory

    ◆ June 10 Advisory issued for high bacteria levels, ongoing, day 37 (updated Jul 17, 2022
  • July 6 e.coli 24200cfu/100ml (coliform/E.coli enzyme substrate test ONPG-MUG test)
  • June 23 e.coli 1080cfu/100ml (coliform/E.coli enzyme substrate test ONPG-MUG test)

Monitoring Ohio DNR – algae as needed, bacteria every 2 weeks if e.coli under 235 cfu

Please contact 740-869-3124 for more info

Location: 39.869549/-83.37429

Spills (3 new)

    ◆ July 9th, 2022 – In Columbus (Franklin), was a 50-gallon spill of diesel fuel. 39 gallons was recovered from the spill location. (39.973, -83.015) (Case#2207EPA0001040)
    ◆ July 9th, 2022 – in Delaware (Delaware) was a spill of human sewage. We don’t know how much was spilled. None of the material was recovered. (40.29,-83.522) (Case#2207EPA0001043)
    ◆ July 11th, 2022 – In Harrison Township (Pickaway) was a 200-gallon transformer oil spill. None of the material was recovered. (39.179, -83.003) (Case#2207EPA0001052)
  • July 6th, 2022 – In West Jefferson (Madison), there was a spill of hydraulic oil reported. We don’t know how much was spilled and none of the oil was reported recovered from the environment. (39.946, -83.308) (Case#2207EPA0001023)
  • July 5th, 2022 – In Columbus (Franklin), was reported to have a diesel fuel spill. We don’t know how much was spilled, and none of it was reported recovered from the environment. (39.837, -82.936) (Case#2207EPA0001012)
  • July 9th, 2022 – In Columbus (Franklin), was a spill of 50 gallons of diesel fuel. None of the material was reported recovered. (39.973, -83.015) (Case#2207EPA00001039)
  • July 8th, 2022 – In Columbus (Franklin), was a spill of 70 gallons of diesel fuel. None of the fuel was reported recovered from the site. (39.934, -82.879) (Case#2207EPA0001034)

June 27, unknown amounts of cattle manure was spilled in an unnamed water body in Franklin, of Shelby County. There was no material recovered from the environment.

  • June 19, Unknown amounts of unknown material were spilled in the Rocky Fork Creek at Columbus, in Franklin County. No material was recovered from the environment.
  • June 19, 100000 gallons of “Material Green” was reported spilled into Big Walnut Creek in Kingston Township of Delaware County. Unknown amounts were recovered from the environment.

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 5b Paint Creek Watershed

Flows: parts of Clinton, Ross and Highland Counties

  • Paint Creek drains an area of 249 sq miles in Clinton and Ross Counties. The flow
  • at Greenfield is normal, 41.1% above mean, 93.6 cfs and 2.07 ft deep;
  • near Bainbridge is not rated, down 2 feet, 2.7 ft deep, 21.7ºC;
  • near Bourneville is normal, 58.1% above mean at 390 cfs and down half a foot, 2.47 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft);
  • at Chillicothe, the flow is normal at 57.8% above historic mean at 562 cfs and down another two and a half feet this week, 6.28 ft deep. (06-22-22)
  • Rattlesnake Creek drains an area of 209 sq miles in Highland County. The flow at Centerfield is down a foot and a half, 1.93 ft deep. (updated 06-22-22)
  • Rocky Fork Creek drains an area of 140 sq miles in Highland County. The flow at Barretts Mills is above normal, 78% above mean discharging 67.7 cfs and 2.25 ft deep. (06-22-22)

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

Deer Creek – Deer Creek State Park (Fayette County)

Bacteria Contamination Advisory

  • July 11 Advisory Issued for high bacterial levels, ongoing, Day 6 (updated Jul 17, 2022)
  • July 6: E-coli 3879 cfu/100ml (coliform/E.Coli enzyme substrate test) IDEXX method

Monitored for algae as needed, monitored for bacteria every 2 weeks when e.coli under 235 cfu

Contact 740-869-3124 for more info

Location 39.619339/-83.228554

Spills (0 new)

  • July 6th, 2022 – In Chillicothe (Ross County), 80 gallons of diesel fuel were spilled. Only 18 gallons were reported recovered from the spill location. (39.334, -82.974) (Case#2207EPA0001021)
  • June 21, Unknown amounts of fuel gasoline were spilled at Silvercreek Township, in Greene County, which falls within the borders of this watershed.
  • June 10, 3:07 unknown amount of “other – trade name mixture” solution reported spilled at Madison Township in Fayette County, none reported recovered

5c Lower Scioto Watershed

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

  • Scioto River (lower) drains an area of 5836 sq miles from its headwaters in Marion County down to its outlet at the Ohio River.
  • The lower end flow at Circleville in Pickaway County is not rated, 20.7% above mean at 1320 cfs and down more than two feet, 2.34 ft deep;
  • at Chillicothe in Ross County, flow has been monitored for 100 years, flow is normal, 44.8% at 1900 cfs and down more than two feet, 3.13 ft deep (flood stage 16 ft);
  • at Higby in Ross County is normal, 49.6% above mean flow at 2480 cfs and down two and a half feet, 2.74 ft deep;
  • at Piketon in Pike County is not rated, 97.9% above mean, 7850 cfs, with water level down two feet this week, 6.16 ft deep.(flood stage 20 ft) (06-22-22)
  • Deer Creek drains an area of 228 sq miles in Madison County. The flow
  • at Mount Sterling is normal, 51.9% above mean at 107 cfs and down three feet, 3.96 ft deep;
  • near Pancoastburg is not rated, down more than three feet, 1.01 ft deep;
  • at Williamsport the flow is not rated, less than half last week’s depth, 3.27 ft deep (06-22-22)
  • Walnut Creek drains an area of 274 sq miles in Pickaway County. The flow at Ashville is unrated, 48% above mean, 197 cfs and 5.45 ft deep. (06-22-22)
  • Sunday Creek drains an area of 104 sq miles in Athens County before flowing south and west, joining the Lower Scioto. The flow
  • near Burr Oak is down this week, 7.02 ft deep;
  • at Glouster is down more than half a foot this week, 2.9 ft deep (flood stage 16 ft) (updated 06-22-22)

Groundwater Monitor

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

Spills (1 new)

    July 11th, 2022 – in Harrison Township (Vinton) was a 50-gallon diesel fuel spill. Middle Fork Salt Creek was impacted by the spill. None of the material was recovered. (39.27, -82.652) (Case#2207EPA0001048)

5d Little Scioto Watershed

  • Tygart’s Creek drains 242 sq miles in Greenup County flowing north to the Ohio River. The flow near Greenup, KY is back to above normal flow this week, 108% above the mean, 202 cfs, up half a foot, 3.48 ft deep. (06-22-22)

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

Spills (1 new)

  • July 13th, 2022 – In Coal Grove (Lawrence) was a spill of diesel fuel. We don’t know how much and none of the material was recovered. (38.499, -82.652)

6 Miami River Watersheds

6a Upper Great Miami Watershed

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

  • Great Miami River (Upper) drains an area of 1149 sq miles in Hardin, Logan, Shelby, Miami and Darke and Montgomery Counties. The flow monitoring station closest to the head of the river is at Sidney, in Shelby County. The flow
  • at Sidney is normal, 35.5% above mean at 190 cfs and down three feet, 1.32 ft deep (flood stage 10ft);
  • at Piqua flow is unrated, 11.9% over mean, 294 cfs and down three and a half feet, 1.47 ft deep (flood stage is 14 ft);
  • at Troy is normal, 35% above mean at 314 cfs and the level has dropped more than four feet this week, 2.59 ft deep (flood stage 14 ft);
  • at Taylorsville is normal, 53.3% above mean at ten times lower flow than last week, 567 cfs and down seven feet, 2.59 ft deep (flood stage 22 ft) (updated 06-22-22)
  • Loramie Creek drains an area of 257 sq miles in Shelby County. The flow
  • near Newport is normal, 27.4% above mean, 34.3 cfs and 3.56 ft deep;
  • at Lockington in Shelby County is normal, 29.2% above mean, 45 cfs and down ten feet, .84 ft deep. (flood stage 35 ft) (updated 06-22-22)
  • Bokengehalas Creek drains an area of 40.4 sq miles of Logan County. The station at de Graff is not rated, 42.3% above mean, 28.4 cfs and 1.53 ft deep; (updated 06-22-22)
  • Mad River drains a combined area of 635 sq miles in Clark, Champaign, Greene and Logan Counties. Flow
  • at West Liberty is unrated, 71.8% above mean, 40.6 cfs and down over a foot, 2.66 feet deep;
  • near Urbana is above normal, 137.9% above mean 231 cfs and 3.38 ft deep, (flood stage 11 ft);
  • at St. Paris Pike is normal, 101.4% above mean, 340 cfs and 6.61 ft deep;
  • at Springfield is normal, 99.2% above mean at 552 cfs and 1.49 ft deep (flood stage 8ft);
  • near Dayton is normal, 92.75% above mean, 661 cfs and down three feet, 3.17 ft deep (flood stage 25ft) (updated 06-22-22)
  • Greenville Creek drains an area of 193 sq miles in Warren and Darke Counties. The flow near Bradford is normal, 48.5% above mean, 84.3 cfs and 1.75 ft deep. (updated 06-22-22)
  • Stillwater River drains an area of 503 sq miles in Miami County. The flow
  • at Pleasant Hill is normal, 39.6% above mean, 155 cfs and 1.72 ft deep, 23°C;
  • at Englewood is normal, 58.1% above mean at 369 cfs and back down this week, 3.66 ft deep (flood stage 58 ft) (06-22-22)

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

Kiser Lake – Kiser Lake (Champaign County)

Bacteria Contamination Advisory

  • July 11 Advisory Issued, ongoing, day 6 (updated Jul 17, 2022)
  • July 11 - e.coli 279 cfu/100ml
  • July 6 - coli 435 cfu/100ml

Please call 937-322-5284 for more info

Location 40.184662/-83.951401

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

CJ Brown Reservoir – Buck Creek Main (Clark County)

Bacteria Contamination Advisory

  • July 7 Advisory issued for high bacterial levels, ongoing, day 10 (updated Jul 17, 2022)
  • July 12 coli 15500 cfu/100ml (Coliform/E. coli Enzyme substrate test; ONPG-MUG)
  • July 5 coli 529 cfu/100ml

Please contact 937-322-5284 for more info

Location 39.94939/-83.735451

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

Spills (1 new)

    ◆ July 13th, 2022 – In Butler Township (Darke) was a 100-gallon spill of diesel fuel. None of the fuel was recovered from the spill location. (40.001, -84.633) (Case#2207EPA0001057)
  • July 5th, 2022 – In Dayton (Montgomery), was a 50-gallon diesel fuel spill. No material was reported recovered from the spill location, and there is an unnamed water body noted in this incident report. (39.766, -84.199) (Case#2207EPA0001010
  • June 26, 50 gallons of diesel fuel was spilled at Bethel Township, in Clark County.
  • June 24, 250 gallons of motor oil was spilled at Mad River Township, of Clark County.
  • June 21, unknown amounts of fuel reported spilled in Vandalia of Montgomery County, and there was no material recovered from the environment.
  • June 18, Unknown amounts of Ammonium Nitrate was spilled at South Charleston, in Clark County. Nothing was reported recovered from the environment.

6b Lower Great Miami Watersheds

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

  • Great Miami River drains an area of 3838 sq miles in Ohio, with the lower portion taking runoff from sq miles in Hamilton and Butler Counties.
  • At Dayton flow is normal, 61.2% above mean at 1540 cfs and 25.06 ft deep (flood stage 41ft);
  • at Miamisburg, Montgomery County flow is normal, 64.8% above mean at 1590 cfs and 4.65 ft deep (flood stage 16ft);
  • at Franklin the flow is unrated, 28.9% above mean at 1700 cfs and 1.61 ft deep (flood stage 14 ft);
  • at Middletown flow is unrated, 48.65% above mean at 2060 cfs and down five and a half ft deep (flood stage 12 ft) no data°C;
  • at Hamilton flow is normal, 9% above mean at 2380 cfs and 63.45 feet deep (flood stage 75ft);
  • at Miamitown the flow is unrated, down nine feet, 2.27 ft deep (flood stage 16ft) (updated 06-22-22)
  • Wolf Creek drains an area of 68.7 sq miles in Montgomery County into the Great Miami River. The flow at Dayton is normal, 63.4% above mean flow at 29.5 cfs and down over one foot, 1.31 ft deep (updated 06-22-22)
  • Holes Creek drains an area of 18.7 sq miles in Montgomery County into the Great Miami River. The flow near Kettering is unrated, 10.7% above mean at 2.77 cfs and down half a foot, 2.36 ft deep. (updated 06-22-22)
  • Twin Creek drains an area of 275 sq miles of Montgomery County into the Great Miami River. The flow near Germantown is normal, 49.4% above mean at 114 cfs and 1.55 ft deep (flood stage 62 ft). (updated 06-22-22)
  • Sevenmile Creek drai1ns 69 sq miles of Preble County into the Great Miami River. The flow at Camden is normal, 65.5% above mean at 43.4 cfs and 3.49 ft deep. (updated 06-22-22)

Groundwater Monitor

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

Spills (0 new)

  • June 24, Unknown amounts of foam were spilled at Lemon Township of Butler County, there was no product recovered from the environment.
  • June 25, unknown amounts of unknown material were spilled in Dayton of Montgomery County. There were no materials recovered from the environment.

6c Little Miami Watershed

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

  • Little Miami River drains an area of 1203 sq miles in Clark and Greene Counties. The flow
  • near Oldtown is normal, 78.1% above mean at 84.7 cfs and down two feet, 1.8 ft deep, 20.1°C;
  • near Spring Valley is unrated, down nearly four feet, 2.94 ft deep (flood stage 11ft);
  • at Milford is normal, 69.6% above mean, 723 cfs, and down nearly four feet, 5.78 ft deep (flood stage 17ft) (updated 06-22-22)
  • East Fork Little Miami River drains an area of 476 sq miles in Clermont County. Flow
  • at Williamsburg is unrated, 26.3% above mean at 34.1 cfs and .92 ft deep;
  • below Harsha Dam near Bantam in Clermont County is down two feet, 15.44 ft deep, water temperature is 25.1°C;
  • at Perintown is normal, 35.7% above mean at 174 cfs and down two feet, 2.01 ft deep (flood stage 19ft) (updated 06-22-22)
  • Massies Creek drains an area of 63.2 sq miles in Greene County into the Little Miami River. The flow monitoring station at Wilberforce is normal, 56.7% above mean at 34.3 cfs and 2.56 ft deep. (updated 06-22-22)
  • Caesar Creek drains an area of 239 sq miles in Warren County into the Little Miami River. The flow near Wellman is unrated, down two feet, 5.48 ft deep and 18.5°C (updated 06-22-22)
  • O’Bannon Creek drains an area of 54 sq miles in Clermont County. The flow at Loveland is unrated, 46.5% above mean flow, 12.1 cfs and half of last week’s depth, 1.15 ft deep; (updated 06-22-22)

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

Little Miami River, Camp Dennison Municipal Park, Clermont County

Bacteria Contamination Advisory

Advisory issued June 28 2:34 pm ongoing, day 19 (updated Jul 17, 2022)

  • July 11: E-coli 360 cfu/100ml (m-ColiBlue24 Method)
  • July 6: E-coli 110 cfu/100ml (m-ColiBlue24 Method)
  • Jun 13: E-coli 1106 cfu/100 ml (m-ColiBlue24 Method)
  • Note: this is not a beach
  • location 39.19379/-84.282707

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

Recreational Public Health Advisory

  • July 12 Advisory issued for high bacteria levels, ongoing, day 5 (updated Jul 17, 2022)

- July 11 e.coli 440 cfu/100ml (mColiBlue24 Method)

- June 27 e.coli 170 cfu/100ml (mColiBlue24 Method)

Monitored by Clermont County Health District

Location: 39.253994/-84.27906

Spills (0 new)

  • July 2nd, 2022 – in Batavia Township (Clermont), was a spill of diesel fuel. We don’t know how much was spilled. None of the fuel was reported recovered from the site. (39.066, -84.218) (Case#2207EPA0001001)(Little Miami)
  • June 24, unknown amount of hydraulic fluid was spilled in Adams Township of Clinton County, which is found within the borders of this watershed. None of the spilled product was reported recovered from the environment.

 USGS Provisional Data Statement

Data are provisional and subject to revision until they have been thoroughly reviewed and received final approval.

Current condition data relayed by satellite or other telemetry are automatically screened to not display improbable values until they can be verified.

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

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

Information concerning the accuracy and appropriate uses of these data or concerning other hydrologic data may be obtained from the USGS.







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