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With the Flow Ohio – Watershed Report for the Week of June 20 to June 26, 2022

By Gillian Ward

OVERVIEW

LAST WEEK





Table of Content - Click on location to go to information

Introduction. 10

  1. Southern Lake Erie Watersheds 11

1a Grand River Watershed. 11

Flows: capturing runoff from parts of Ashtabula, Lake, Geauga, Portage, Trumbull Counties 11

Groundwater Monitor 11

Spills. 12

1b Ashtabula River - Chagrin River Watershed. 12

Flows. 12

Spills. 12

Flows: parts of Cuyahoga, Summit, Portage, Geauga, Medina Counties. 13

1d Black River - Rocky River Watershed. 15

Flows: runs off parts of Lorain, Ashland, Huron, Cuyahoga, Medina Counties. 15

Groundwater Monitor 15

Spills. 16

2 Western Lake Erie Watersheds 16

2a Huron River/Vermillion River 16

Flows: parts of Erie, Huron, Lorain Counties. 16

Groundwater Monitor - Decreasing water level 16

Spills. 16

2b Sandusky River Watershed. 16

Flows: parts of Sandusky, Seneca, Wyandot, Crawford (4 Main) also parts of Erie, Ottawa, Wood, Huron, Hancock, Hardin, Marion, and Richland counties. 17

Groundwater Monitor – stable trend. 17

2c Blanchard River Watershed. 17

Flows: drains parts of Hardin, Hancock, Putnam, Seneca, Allen, Wyandot Counties 18

Spills. 18

2d Cedar River-Portage River Watershed. 18

Flows: catches parts of Hancock, Wood, Seneca, Sandusky, Ottawa Counties. 18

Spills. 19

2e Auglaize River Watershed. 19

Flows: washes parts of Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Paulding, Williams, Wood 19

Spills. 19

2f - Lower Maumee River Watershed. 20

Flows: streams from parts of Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Paulding, Williams, Wood Counties 20

Spills. 20

2g Upper Wabash River Watershed. 21

Flows: from parts of Mercer, Darke Counties. 21

Spills. 21

2h St. Mary’s River Watershed. 21

Flows from Mercer, Van Wert, Auglaize. 21

HABS Alert 21

2i Upper Maumee River Watershed. 21

Flows: parts of Paulding and Defiance Counties 21

Spills. 22

2j Tiffin River 22

Flows: wetting parts of Williams, Defiance Counties 22

2k St. Joseph River 22

Flows: Williams, Defiance, Lucas. 23

3 Ohio River Tributaries. 23

3a Shenango River Watershed. 23

Flows: caught from parts of Ashtabula, Trumbull, Mahoning. 23

3b Mahoning River 24

Flows: draining parts of Stark, Mahoning, Trumbull 24

3c Little Beaver Watershed. 25

Flows: catching parts of Jefferson, Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison Counties 25

Spills. 25

3d Wheeling Creek Watershed. 25

Flows: catching parts of Belmont, Monroe Counties 25

3e Shade River Watershed. 25

Flows: parts of Meigs County. 26

3f Hocking River Watershed. 26

Flows: contains parts of Athens, Hocking, Fairfield Counties. 26

3g Raccoon Creek – Symmes Creek Watershed. 26

Flows: rolling over parts of Hocking, Athens, Meigs, Vinton, Jackson, Gallia Counties 26

3h Middle Ohio – White Oak Watershed. 26

Flows: we are talking about rainfall and snowmelt off part of Brown County. 27

3i Middle Ohio – Laughery Watershed. 27

Flows: rainfall and snowmelt from central Butler and Hamilton Counties 27

 4 Muskingum River Watersheds. 28

4a Tuscarawas River Watershed. 28

Flows: Tuscarawas, Stark, Wayne, Carroll, and Harrison Counties. 28

Spills. 30

4b Wills Creek Watershed. 30

Flows: parts of Licking, Guernsey, Tuscarawas Counties. 30

4c Little Muskingum River Watershed. 31

Flows: parts of Washington, Noble, Monroe, Guernsey. 31

Spills. 32

4d Mohican River Watershed. 32

Flows: catching parts of Richland and Ashland Counties 32

4e Walhonding River Watershed. 32

Flows: parts of Knox, Morrow, Ashland, Richland, Coshocton, Holmes Counties 32

4f Licking River Watershed. 33

Flows: parts of Licking County. 33

Spills. 34

4g Muskingum River Watershed. 34

Flows: Morgan, Washington, Noble, Muskingum, Coshocton Counties. 34

Spills. 35

5 Scioto River Watersheds. 35

Flows: trickling over parts of Madison, Union, Franklin, Pickaway, Champaign, Logan, Marion, Delaware, Morrow, Crawford, Licking, Knox, Fairfield Counties. 35

Spills. 36

5b Paint Creek Watershed. 37

Flows: parts of Clinton, Ross and Highland Counties. 37

Spills. 37

5c Lower Scioto Watershed. 37

Flows: Parts of Madison, Highland, Franklin, Pickaway, Ross and Pike counties 37

Spills. 38

5d Little Scioto Watershed. 38

- Tygart’s Creek. 38

6 Miami River Watersheds. 39

6a Upper Great Miami Watershed. 39

Flows: clearing parts of Hardin, Logan, Shelby, Miami, Darke, Clark and Montgomery Counties 39

6b Lower Great Miami Watersheds 40

Flows: take off from Hamilton, Montgomery, Preble and Butler Counties. 40

Spills. 41

6c Little Miami Watershed. 41

Flows: sending water from Clark, Clermont, Warren and Greene Counties. 41

Spills. 42

Report Key. 42

Introduction

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.

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, 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 weekly update. During melting and rain events, check your local upstream station flow levels at the USGS WaterWatch Current Streamflow site or sign up for high flow alerts. Streamflow data is subject to review as sensors at the monitoring stations do malfunction from time to time. See USGS Provisional Data Statement at the end of this report for more information.

Groundwater Level

With source data from USGS Groundwater Watch, measured at test well sites, including depth (in feet) from ground surface to reach water level; the higher measurement represents a lower groundwater level.

HABs

Hazardous Algal Blooms form in lakes and ponds. Reports are tracked by Ohio EPA BeachGuard. Alerts are reported here by the watershed area, listing the County, the water body impacted, with location details and date of the report. If you see a bloom, fill out the report on Ohio EPA https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/ac459f1f0b344bfa93c0486b028fbba6

and email it to: HABmailbox@epa.ohio.gov

Spills

Reports are updated weekly by watershed area, 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
  • Denotes a spill within the calendar month, carried over from a previous weekly report.

Impaired Water Bodies

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

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

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

  1. Southern Lake Erie Watersheds

1a Grand River Watershed

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

  • Grand River drains 685 sq miles in Lake County; the flow near Painesville is normal, 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)

Spills

  • June 14, 50 gallons of diesel fuel spilled in Parkman Township, Geauga County on June 14. None recovered.

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)

Spills

  • June 17, 12:34 p­­­­­m 165 lbs of chromic acid (C2CrO4) was spilled in Eastlake, Lake County with none of the contaminant recovered.
  • June 13, 4:34 pm an unknown amount of cutting oil, a lubricant in the category of oils and greases was spilled at Mentor in Lake County. None of the contaminant has been recovered from the environment.
  • June 8, 7:45 am unknown amount of wastewater spilled at Painesville in Lake County

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.

Spills

  • June 15, 22:57 pm 30 gallons of transformer oil (non PCB) spilled, none recovered.
  • June 14, 9:05 am 150 gallons of diesel fuel dumped into the Cuyahoga River at Parkman Township in Geauga County. None recovered.
  • June 10, 50 gallons transformer oil (non-PCB) spilled, none reported recovered at Cleveland
  • June 7, 6:03 pm unknown amounts of fuel oil spilled at Richfield in Summit County, none recovered
  • June 10, 11:03 am, 25 gallons of hydraulic fluid reported spilled at Kent, none recovered
  • June 10, 4:25 am 50 gallons of non-PCB transformer oil reported spilled at Cleveland, none recovered

1d Black River - Rocky River Watershed

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

  • Black River drains an area of 396 sq miles of Lorain County into Lake Erie. Flow at Elyria is 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.

Spills

  • June 10, 10:19 am unknown amount of motor oil reported spilled in Granger Township, Medina County. None recovered

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 - Decreasing water level

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

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)

Spills

  • June 11, 1:04 pm 10 gallons of hydraulic oil spilled into Pipe Creek in Perkins Township, leaving an organics (biological) sheen, no product recovered.

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 – stable trend

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)

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)

Spills

  • June 13, 3:09 am: 1500 gallons of diesel fuel spilled at Leipsic, Putnam County none recovered

2d Cedar River-Portage River Watershed

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

  • Portage River drains an area of 494 sq miles 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)

Spills

  • June 10, 5:42 am air fire facility reports spill of unknown amount, other category at West Millgrove, Wood County, none recovered.

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)

Spills

  • June 14, 19:03 an unknown amount of gasoline (25% ethanol) was spilled in Shawnee Township, Allen County. None of the spilled material was recovered.
  • June 14, 3:03 100 gallons of diesel fuel was spilled in Liberty Township, Van Wert County. None of the spilled fuel was recovered.

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 of last week’s volume, 17.4 cfs and down half a foot this week, 1.23 ft deep. (updated 06-21-22)

Spills

  • June 17, 8:15 an unknown amount of drilling mud was spilled in Sylvania Township, Lucas County. No material recovered.
  • June 17, 9am 45 gallons of transformer oil (nonPCB) was spilled in Mark Township, Defiance County. No product was recovered from the site.
  • June 15, 19:47 an unknown amount of benzene (C6H6) was reported spilled at Oregon, Lucas County.
  • June 10, 7:19 pm unknown amount of diesel fuel spilled at Springfield in Lucas County, none reported recovered

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.

Spills

  • June 10, 1:13 pm corrosive ammonia (NH3) reported spilled in Hopewell Township, none recovered.

 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)

HABS Alert

Auglaize County

May 19, 2022 Grand Lake, St. Mary’s Camp, Windy Point, Main West, Main East Algal Bloom/Toxin alert remains active for the 33rd day (updated 06-21-22)

  • a toxin alert on this same lake appears on Ohio BeachGuard site as being active 832 days, since Feb 8, 2019.

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 near 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)

Spills

  • June 15, 17:10 an unknown amount of contaminant, reported as “other, trade name mixture/solution” spilled in Hicksville Township, Defiance County. None of this product was recovered.

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)

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).

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)
  •  Before joining the Mahoning River at Youngstown, Crab Creek drains an area of 14 sq miles in Mahoning County. 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)

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)

Spills

  • June 10, 1:19 pm unknown amount of diesel fuel was reported spilled at Lisbon in Columbiana County, none recovered

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, 68 ft deep (Flood stage 6ft). (06-21-22)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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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 Harrison County. The 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)

Spills

  • June 14, 14:03 40 gal hydraulic fluid spilled in Jackson Township, Stark County. None recovered.
  • June 8, 10:50 am 25 gal of hydraulic oil reported spilled in Plain Township of Stark County, none recovered.

4b Wills Creek Watershed

Flows: parts of Licking, Guernsey, Tuscarawas Counties

  • Wills Creek drains an area of 406 sq miles in Guernsey County, making a northward run and looping back down into the Muskingum system. The flow
  • at Derwent is not rated, 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)

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)

Spills

  • June 9, 10:57 am an unknown amount of brine, oil and gas-related, reported spilled into Limestone Run, Sharon Township, Noble County, none recovered

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)

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)

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)

Spills

  • June 8, 7:52 am 50 gallons of diesel fuel reported spilled from a vehicle incident in Union township, Licking County, no product recovered
  • June 11, 6:37 am unknown amount of diesel fuel spilled at Pataskala in Licking County, none recovered

 4g Muskingum River Watershed

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

  • Muskingum River drains an area of 7947 sq miles.
  • Near Coshocton in Coshocton County the Upper Muskingum is flowing above normal, 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)

Spills

  • June 8, Oil and Gas Brine of unknown amount reported spilled in Blue Rock Township of Muskingum County ( 39.775 Lat, -81.818 Long), no product recovered

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)

Spills

  • June 9, 11:16 am 55 gallons of diesel fuel reported spilled at Orange township in Delaware County, 75 gallons recovered

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 5b Paint Creek Watershed

Flows: parts of Clinton, Ross and Highland Counties

  • Paint Creek drains an area of 249 sq miles in Clinton and Ross Counties. The flow
  • at Greenfield is normal, 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)

Spills

  • June 10, 3:07 unknown amount of “other – trade name mixture” solution reported spilled at Madison Township in Fayette County, none recovered
  • June 9, 4:21 sludge/non-sewage reported spilled at Warren in Highland County, none 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)

Spills

  • June 8, 12:08 pm 400 gallons of gasoline, 25% ethanol spilled and recovered in Pike County; 66/Seal Township
  • June 8, 4:13 am 300 gallons of diesel fuel spilled at Portsmouth, Scioto County, none recovered
  • June 8, 8:57 am 50 gallons of asphalt reported spilled, 200 gallons of asphalt recovered at Columbus.
  • June 11, 7:21 am unknown amount of other/trade name mixture spilled in Madison Township, Pickaway County
  • June 10, 5:53 am 5 gallons of corrosive muriatic acid recovered from a spill in Portsmouth in Scioto County

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)

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)

Spills

  • June 12, 3:54 pm other/trade name mixture of unknown amount was reported spilled in Bethel Township, nothing was recovered
  • June 10, 10:57 am blue material reportedly spilled into unnamed water body at Centreville in Montgomery County, none recovered

6b Lower Great Miami Watersheds

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

  • Great Miami River drains an area of 3838 sq miles in Ohio, with the lower portion taking runoff from sq miles in Hamilton and Butler Counties.
  • At Dayton flow is normal, 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)

Spills

  • June 10, 9:22 am unknown gray material reported spilled into unnamed waterbody at Madison Township in Butler County, no product recovered.

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)

Spills

  • June 9, 1 gallon of spilled oil and grease product was fully recovered at Bath

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