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With the Flow Ohio – Watershed Report for the Week of Mar 20 to Mar 26, 2023

Toledo Zoo under Boil Water Advisory

 

 

Find your location in one of Ohio’s watershed areas

 

 

Watershed Area

High Flows

Flood

Drinking Water Advisories

Hazardous Spills

Lake Erie - South

0

0

3

4

Lake Erie - West

0

0

18

4

Ohio River Tribs

0

0

6

6

Muskingum River

0

0

12

0

Scioto River

0

0

14

6

Great Miami River

0

0

5

0

Totals

0

0

58

20

Table updated Mar 21 10:00 EDT

 

  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 is monitored near Painesville, normal flow in this location is less than 3000 cubic feet per second and 5 ft deep. Minor flooding occurs at this location when the water level (gage) passes 12.5 ft. (updated 02-20-23)

 

Public Drinking Water Advisories (1) confirmed ongoing as of Mar 21, 2023

DFC Mobile Home Park – Jefferson (Ashtabula) Boil Water Advisory has been issued due to measured e.coli microbiological contamination in the well water.  Residents of  DFC Mobile Home Park are advised to boil water before drinking or use an alternate water source.

 

Spills (0)

  • No new spill records found for the search period March 10 – 19, 2023

 

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; the creek is monitored at Conneaut station, the normal flow at this location is below 1000 cfs and 4.5 ft deep; temperature is monitored, flood stage is not reported
  • Chagrin River drains an area of 246 sq miles of Lake County into Lake Erie. Normal flow at Willoughby station is below 1100 cfs and 4.5 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft)
  • Unnamed tributary to Chagrin River drains 7.69 sq miles of Cuyahoga County. The flow
  • at Pepper Pike is unrated, has been measured at 6.75 ft deep
  • at Mayfield Village is unrated, has measured 1 ft deep
  • Euclid Creek drains an area of 5.13 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow
  • - at South Euclid is unrated, has been 0.75 ft deep;
  • - at Cleveland is unrated, has measured 52 cfs and 2.5 ft deep East Branch at Euclid Creek drains 7.11 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. Flow at Richmond Heights is unrated, has been 1.5 ft deep, the flow volume is not available
  • (section updated 02/20/23)

 

Public Drinking Water Advisories (1) confirmed ongoing as of Mar 21, 2023

Feb 28 – Pine Lake Trout Club, Chagrin Falls (Geauga) Boil Water Advisory issued by OEPA for microbiological contamination of the water source, confirmed by laboratory tests, e-coli detected above the maximum contaminant level (MCL=0)  Boil the water before using or use bottled water.  From OEPA: “E. coli are bacteria whose presence indicates that the water may be contaminated with human or animal wastes. Microbes in these wastes can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms. They may pose a special health risk for infants, young children, and people with severely compromised immune systems.”

 

Spills (1)

  • March 14 - 115 gallons of diesel fuel reported spilled in the median between I90 Lanes in Concord Township - Lake

 

1c Cuyahoga River Watershed

Flows:  parts of Cuyahoga, Summit, Portage, Geauga, 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 normal flow is around 390 cfs and 2.8 ft deep (flood stage 7ft);
  • at Old Portage, a normal flow is less than 800 cfs and 4.5 feet deep (flood at 10.5ft);
  • at Jaite station, the flow is unrated, it has been measured at 1360 cfs and 4.9 ft deep, temperature is monitored at this location
  • at Independence station, normal flow is less than 1800 cfs and 6 ft deep, (flood at 17 ft), temp and specific conductance are measured here;
  • at the Newburgh Heights station nearest the outlet in Cuyahoga County the flow is unrated, this location has been logged at 2000 cfs; temp is monitored here (updated 03-022023)
  • West Creek drains an area of 9.23 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow
  • at Pleasant Valley Rd near Parma is unrated, it has measured 9.5 ft deep (8.85 ft is minimum operating limit);
  • at Ridgewood Road, Parma is unrated, it has been known to flow 5 ft deep (flood stage 10ft);
  • at Brooklyn Heights (nearest to the outlet) is also unrated, we have seen it at 22 cfs and 1.5 ft deep. (updated 03-02-23)
  • Mill Creek gathers runoff and drains 12.9 sq miles in the Cuyahoga River watershed; the flow
  • at Garfield Heights is unrated, it can be around 28 cfs and 1.1 ft deep;
  • at Garfield Parkway flow is unrated, it has been measured at 29.5 cfs and 1.8 ft deep (flood stage 7.5 ft) (updated 03-02-23)
  • Big Creek drains an area of 35.3 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at Cleveland is unrated, has been 89 cfs and 3.6 ft deep. (updated 03-02-23)
  • East Branch Big Creek collects flow from 19.2 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at Brooklyn is unrated, can be 39 cfs and 2.6 ft deep. (updated 03-02-23)
  • Brandywine Creek drains an area of 16.4 sq miles in Summit County. The flow near Macedonia is unrated, we have seen it at 50 cfs and 3.7 ft deep, (minor flood stage here is 13 ft).  (updated 03-02-23)
  • Indian Creek drains an area of 4.49 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at Macedonia is unrated, has been 9 cfs and 1.5 ft deep (flood stage 9.5ft) (updated 03-02-23)
  • Tinkers Creek drains an area of 83.9 sq miles of Cuyahoga County, flow at Bedford is above normal, 220.66% above mean at 399 cfs and 3.60 ft deep (flood at 9.5 ft). (updated 01/30/23)
  • Chippewa Creek drains an area of 17.5 sq miles Cuyahoga County before joining the Cuyahoga River. The flow near Brecksville is unrated, it can be around 3 ft deep (updated 03-02-23)
  • Doan Brook drains an area of 8.2 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at MLK Jr. Dr Cleveland is unrated, we see it at 15 cfs and 2.2 ft deep. (updated 03-02-23)

Public Drinking Water Advisories (1)  confirmed ongoing as of Mar 21, 2023

 

Twinsburg – Summit County – Good Vibrations Public Water Supply - non-transient system serving <250 persons from groundwater source

Sensitive Population Advisory for Volatile Organic Compounds - 1,2-Dichloroethane

You do not need to use an alternative (e.g. bottled) water supply.  However, if you have specific health concerns, consult your doctor. 

Some people who drink water containing 1,2-dichloroethane in excess of the MCL over many years may have an increased risk of getting cancer.

MCL - 5µg/L  Running annual average for the July 1 to September 30, 2022 time period was 55 ug/L for this contaminant.  Source of contamination is listed as “discharge from industrial chemical factories”

 

Spills (2)

  • March 13 - unknown amounts of diesel fuel reported spilled near Bacci Park in Garfield Heights - Cuyahoga - Mill Creek affected
  • March 17 – chemical odor reported on the 11300 block of Bellaire Rd in Cleveland - Cuyahoga

 

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 above normal, 242.69 % above mean flow, 1370 cfs and 4.89 ft deep. (flood stage 9.5 ft) 2.5°C. Specific conductance 471 µS/cm. (updated 01/30/23)
  • Rocky River drains an area of 267 sq miles of Cuyahoga County into Lake Erie. Flow at Berea is above normal, 103.92% above mean at 364 cfs and 5.91 ft deep, (flood stage 14 ft), 0.1 ºC. (updated 02/01/23)
  • East Branch Rocky River drains an area of 60.3 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow near Strongsville is unrated, 124.61% above the mean, 72.4 cfs and 6.15 ft deep. (update 02/01/23)
  • Plum Creek drains 15.7 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow near Olmstead Falls is unrated, 152.91% above mean, 12.6 cfs and 2.12 ft deep (flood at 8ft). (updated 02/01/23)
  • Abram Creek drains an area of 8.12 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow
  • at Kolthoff Dr./Brook Park is unrated, 0.53 ft deep;
  • at Brook Park is not rated, 1.69 ft deep (min operating limit .19ft) (updated 02/01/23)
  • Baldwin Creek drains an area of 8.9 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at Strongsville is unrated, 2.60 ft deep. (updated 02/01/23)

 

Public Drinking Water Advisories (0)

Spills (1)

  • March 14 - sheen noted in Abram Creek on the 6400 block of Smith Rd in Brook Park – Cuyahoga

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, 61.99% above mean, at 209cfs and 2.73 ft deep (flood stage 9ft); (updated 02/01/23)
  • 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, 68.17% above mean at 303 cfs and 7.44 ft deep, (flood stage is 18 ft).  1 °C, 613 µS/cm (updated 02/01/23)
  • Old Woman Creek drains 22.1 sq miles in Erie County. At Berlin Rd near Huron, is normal, 18.20% above mean, 5.35 cfs and 2.10 ft deep (updated 02/01/23)

Public Drinking Water Advisories (0)

Spills (1)

  • March 19 - unknown amounts of unknown chemicals reported spilled of Route 13 in Greenwich Township - Huron

 

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, 37.74% above mean at 32.6 cfs and 1.11 ft deep (floods at 8.5 ft);
  • near Upper Sandusky is normal flow, 67.15% above mean at 257 cfs and 2.17 ft deep (flood at 13 ft);
  • at Fremont, normal, 72.07% above mean at 1150 cfs and 2.26 ft deep (floods at 10ft); (02/01/23)
  • Honey Creek drains an area of 149 sq miles of Seneca County into Sandusky River. The flow at Melmore in Seneca County is above normal, 63.52% above mean, 93.7 cfs and 2.82 ft deep. (02/01/23)
  • Rock Creek drains an area of 34.6 sq miles in Seneca County into Sandusky River. The flow
  • at Republic is unrated, 24.31% above mean at 0.44 cfs and 3.97 ft deep;
  • at Tiffin is normal, 22.79% above mean at 9.90 cfs and 3.81 ft deep (updated 02/01/23)
  • Tymochtee Creek drains an area of 229 sq miles in Wyandot County into Sandusky River. The flow at Crawford is normal, 41.08% above mean at 123 cfs and 2.75 ft deep (flood stage 8.5 ft). (updated 02/01/23)

 

 

Public Drinking Water Advisories (2) updated as of Mar 21, 2023

 

Tiffin Loader Crane Company – Tiffin – Seneca County - non-transient system less than 250 persons from groundwater source

Monitoring/Reporting advisory - Public water system has provided insufficient monitoring or reporting information.

Contaminant of concern:  inorganic chemicals (IOC’s): nitrite

 

West Lodi Outpost LLC – Bellevue – Seneca County – non-community less than 250 persons from groundwater source

Do not drink – sensitive populations – contaminant of concern inorganic chemicals - nitrite

Do not give the water to infants under 6 months old or use it to make infant formula or juice

The most recent result for this system was 24.2 mg/L for nitrate. The MCL for this contaminant is 10 mg/L.

 

 

Spills (1)

·       March 19 - unknown amounts of unknown material reported spilled West of County Rd 18 in Loudon Township Seneca

2c Blanchard River Watershed

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

  • Blanchard River drains 756 sq miles of Hancock and Putnam Counties into Auglaize River and on to Lake Erie. The flow measured
  • nearest the headwaters below Mt. Blanchard is unrated, 143.32% above mean at 77.6 cfs and 3.72 ft deep (flood at 14 ft);
  • above Findlay is 22.30% above mean at 24.3 cfs and 5.95 ft deep;
  • near Findlay is normal, 26.01% above the mean, 92.8 cfs and 1.39 ft deep.
  • at Gilboa in Putnam County is unrated, 78.64% above mean at 279 cfs and 5.35 ft deep;
  • at Ottawa in Putnam County is unrated, 88.01% above mean at 408 cfs and 8.26 ft deep;
  • near Dupont is unrated, 186.14% above the mean, 520 cfs and 9.04 ft deep (updated 02/01/23)
  • Lye Creek drains an area of 18.8 sq miles. The flow above Findlay is unrated, 108.88% above mean at 6.62 cfs and 1.49 ft deep (flood stage is 6ft). (02/01/23)
  • Eagle Creek drains an area of 51 sq miles in Hancock County. Flow above Findlay is unrated, 110.53% above mean at 16.9 cfs and 3.41 ft deep (flood stage is 9ft) 0.6°C and 628 µ/cm (updated 02/01/23)
  • Riley Creek drains an area of 70.3 sq miles in Putnam County. The flow below Pandora is 106.43% above the mean, 42.2 cfs and 3.69 ft deep. (updated 02/01/23)

Public Drinking Water Advisories (2) updated as of Mar 21, 2023

McComb Village – McComb – Hancock County – Community system serving 1001 – 3300 persons – surface water source

Sensitive population advisory – disinfection byproducts – haloacetic acids 

You do not need to use an alternative (e.g. bottled) water supply.  However, if you have specific health concerns, consult your doctor.

 

Dollar General Store – Dunkirk – Hardin County – non-community system – less than 250 persons – groundwater source

Boil Water Advisory – microbiological contamination -  e.coli - Boil the water before using or use bottled water

 

Spills (2)

  • March 16 - unknown amounts of unknown material reported spilled on the 200 block of Broadway in Findlay - Hancock

·       March 14 - 50 gallons of diesel reported spilled on State route 92 and 163 intersection in Salem Township - Ottawa

 

2d Cedar River-Portage River Watershed

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

  • Portage River drains an area of 494 sq miles of at Sandusky County. The flow
  • at Woodville is normal, 77.34% above mean, 336 cfs and 3.50 ft deep (flood stage 9ft) -0.3°C;
  • near Elmore the flow is unrated, 97.20% above mean at 526 cfs and 3.39 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft) (updated 02/01/23)

Public Drinking Water Advisories (0)

 

Spills (1)

·       March 14 - 50 gallons of diesel reported spilled on State route 92 and 163 intersection in Salem Township - Ottawa

 

 

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, 139.61%, 135 cfs and 5.56 ft deep;
  • near Fort Jennings station is normal, 49.86% above mean at 213 cfs and 3.01 ft deep (flood stage 13 ft);
  • near Dupont is unrated, 15.38 ft deep;
  • near Defiance is above normal, 90.37% above mean, 2270 cfs and 8.16 ft deep (flood stage 21 ft) (updated 02/01/23)
  • Little Flat Rock Creek drains an area of 15.2 sq miles in Paulding County into Auglaize River. The flow near Junction is unrated, 87% above mean, 5.73 cfs and, 2.68 ft deep. (updated 02/01/23)
  • Little Auglaize River drains an area of 401 sq miles in Paulding County into Auglaize River. The flow at Melrose is unrated, 825.95% above mean at 390 cfs and 15.76 ft deep. (updated 02/01/23)

 

Public Drinking Water Advisories (4) updated as of Mar 21, 2023

Van Wert City – Van Wert – Van Wert County – Community system serving 10,001 up to 50,000 persons – surface water source

Sensitive Populations Advisory - Disinfection Byproducts (DBPs) - Trihalomethanes, total

You do not need to use an alternative (e.g. bottled) water supply.  However, if you have specific health concerns, consult your doctor.

Locational running annual average of 0.083 mg/L at DS201 and 0.081 mg/L at DS202 during the July 1 to September 30, 2022  time period.  MCL = .08 mg/L

Some people who drink water containing trihalomethanes in excess of the MCL over many years may experience problems with their liver, kidneys, or  central nervous systems, and may have an increased risk of getting cancer.

 

Grover Hill Elementary School – Paulding – Paulding County – Non-Transient system serving between 251 and 1000 persons – groundwater source

Do not Drink – sensitive population – inorganic chemicals - fluoride

Children under nine should be provided with alternative sources of drinking water or water that has been treated to remove fluoride in order to lessen the risk of cosmetic discoloration of their permanent teeth.  MCL = 4 mg/l and Secondary MCL = 2 mg/l

Major source:  Erosion of natural deposits;  Water additive; Discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories

 

Oakwood Village – Oakwood – Paulding County – Community system serving between 251 and 1000 persons – groundwater source

Do Not Drink - Sensitive Populations – for inorganic chemicals contaminant – fluoride

Children under nine should be provided with alternative sources of drinking water or water that has been treated to remove fluoride in order to lessen the risk of cosmetic discoloration of their permanent teeth.  MCL = 4 mg/l and Secondary MCL = 2 mg/l

The result of the 2019 fluoride sample was 2.07 mg/L. Verification of public notice was received on February 2, 2021.

Major source:  Erosion of natural deposits;  Water additive; Discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories

 

Waynesfield Village – Waynesfield – Auglaize County - Community system serving between 251 and 1000 persons – groundwater source

Do Not Drink - Sensitive Populations – for inorganic chemicals contaminant – fluoride

Children under nine should be provided with alternative sources of drinking water or water that has been treated to remove fluoride in order to lessen the risk of cosmetic discoloration of their permanent teeth.  MCL = 4 mg/l and Secondary MCL = 2 mg/l

Major source:  Erosion of natural deposits;  Water additive; Discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories

 

Spills (0)

  • No new spill records found for the search period of March 10 – 19, 2023

 

 

2f - Lower Maumee River Watershed

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

  • Maumee River drains an area of 6330 sq miles of Ohio State. The lower portion flow at Waterville flow is above normal, 105.99% above mean, 7520 cfs and, 4.57 ft deep; 0.5 C and 740 µ/cm. (flood stage 11 ft) (updated 02/01/23)
  • Ottawa River drains an area of 350 sq miles in Lucas County directly into western Lake Erie. The flow
  • near Lima is unrated, 30.17% above mean, 15.5 cfs and, 11.51 ft deep;
  • near Kalida is unrated, 150.07% above the mean, 217 cfs and 5.19 ft deep.
  • University of Toledo at Toledo, flow is normal, 95.04% above mean, 121 cfs and 3.94 ft deep (flood stage 14.5 ft) (update 02/01/23)
  • Wolf Creek drains an area of 24.8 sq miles in Lucas County. The flow at Holland is unrated, 146.91% above mean at 22.8 cfs and 2.06 ft deep (flood stage 13 ft). (updated 02/01/23)
  • West Creek drains an area of 15.5 sq miles of Henry County before joining the Maumee River. Flow near Hamler is 250.50% above mean at 12.6 cfs and 3.62 ft deep. (updated 02/01/23)
  • South Turkeyfoot Creek drains an area of 116 sq miles of Henry County before joining the Maumee River. Flow at Shunk is unrated, 374.09% above mean at 140 cfs and 2.69 ft deep. (updated 02/01/23)

 

Public Drinking Water Advisories (7) confirmed ongoing as of Mar 21, 2023

*NEW Mar 16 – Toledo (Fulton) Boil Water Advisory issued by City of Toledo for the Toledo Zoo.  Out of an abundance of caution, the advisory is made to allow time for testing after a repair or disruption.   City officials said there was no evidence of contamination, but that crews would test water to ensure quality.  The advisory is expected to expire on Sunday at 5 p.m. and affects the Toledo Zoo only.

 

Northeast Water System – Wauseon – Fulton County - Community system serving between 1,001 and 3,300 persons with purchased surface water

Sensitive Population Advisory – Exceeds standards for Disinfection Byproducts – Trihelomethane - By-product of drinking water chlorination

You do not need to use an alternative (e.g. bottled) water supply.  However, if you have specific health concerns, consult your doctor.

Locational running annual average of 0.087 mg/L at DS201 for the July 1 to September 30, 2022 time period.  MCL = .08 mg/L

 

Leipsic Village – Leipsic – Putnam County – Community system serving between 1001 and 3,300 persons with groundwater

Do Not Drink - Sensitive Populations – for inorganic chemicals contaminant – fluoride

Children under nine should be provided with alternative sources of drinking water or water that has been treated to remove fluoride in order to lessen the risk of cosmetic discoloration of their permanent teeth.  MCL = 4 mg/l and Secondary MCL = 2 mg/l

The 2019 fluoride result was 2.68 mg/L. The annual Public Notice was delivered in the Consumer Confidence Report in March 2021.  MCL = 4 mg/L Secondary MCL = 2 mg/L

 

Whispering Winds MHC – Grand Rapids – Lucas County - Community system serving less than 250 persons from a groundwater source

Do Not Drink - Sensitive Populations – for inorganic chemicals contaminant – fluoride

Children under nine should be provided with alternative sources of drinking water or water that has been treated to remove fluoride in order to lessen the risk of cosmetic discoloration of their permanent teeth.  MCL = 4 mg/l and Secondary MCL = 2 mg/l

 

LHS Maumee Youth Center - Liberty Center – Henry County - Community system serving less than 250 persons from a groundwater source

Do Not Drink - Sensitive Populations – for inorganic chemicals contaminant – fluoride

Children under nine should be provided with alternative sources of drinking water or water that has been treated to remove fluoride in order to lessen the risk of cosmetic discoloration of their permanent teeth.  MCL = 4 mg/l and Secondary MCL = 2 mg/l

The annual average fluoride concentration in 2020 was 3.06 mg/L.

 

Holgate Village - Holgate – Henry County – community system serving between 1001 and 3,300 from a groundwater source

Sensitive Population Advisory – Exceeds standards for Disinfection Byproducts – Trihelomethane - By-product of drinking water chlorination

You do not need to use an alternative (e.g. bottled) water supply.  However, if you have specific health concerns, consult your doctor.

Locational running annual average of 0.101 mg/L at DS201 and 0.106 mg/L at DS202 during the July 1 to September 30, 2022 time period.

Do Not Drink - Sensitive Populations – for inorganic chemicals contaminant – fluoride

Children under nine should be provided with alternative sources of drinking water or water that has been treated to remove fluoride in order to lessen the risk of cosmetic discoloration of their permanent teeth.  MCL = 4 mg/l and Secondary MCL = 2 mg/l

 

McGuffey Village – McGuffey – Hardin County – community system serving between 251 and 1000 persons from a groundwater source

Do Not Drink - Sensitive Populations – for inorganic chemicals contaminant – fluoride

Children under nine should be provided with alternative sources of drinking water or water that has been treated to remove fluoride in order to lessen the risk of cosmetic discoloration of their permanent teeth.  MCL = 4 mg/l and Secondary MCL = 2 mg/l

 

Spills (0)

  • No new spill records found for the search period of March 10 – 19, 2023

 

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.

Public Drinking Water Advisories (0)

Spills (0)

  • No new spill records found for the search period of March 10 – 19, 2023

 

 

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, 157.66% above mean, 359 cfs and 5.49 ft deep (flood stage 13 ft);
  • at Walcot Street at Willshire is unrated, 194.53% above mean at 516 cfs and 5.07 ft deep. (updated 02/02/23)
  • Chickasaw Creek drains an area of 16.4 sq ft of Mercer County. The flow at St Marys is 1.67% above mean at 0.41 cfs and 3.34 ft deep

 

Public Drinking Water Advisories (1) confirmed ongoing as of Mar 21, 2023

Marion Local High School – Maria Stein – Mercer County – non-transient system serving between 251 and 1000 persons with groundwater

Do Not Drink Advisory for Sensitive Populations – for exceed standards inorganic chemicals contaminant – fluoride

Children under nine should be provided with alternative sources of drinking water or water that has been treated to remove fluoride in order to lessen the risk of cosmetic discoloration of their permanent teeth.  MCL = 4 mg/l and Secondary MCL = 2 mg/l

The result of the sample collected on August 15, 2018 was 2.07 mg/L.

Major source:  Erosion of natural deposits;  Water additive; Discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories

 

Spills (0)

  • No new spill records found for the search period of March 10 – 19, 2023

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 normal, 79.35% above mean at 1930 cfs and 9.26ft deep; 0.4°C and 601µS/cm
  • near Defiance flow is above normal, 110.35% above mean and 6420 cfs and up to 3.35 ft deep (flood at 14 ft), 0.3°C (flood stage 14 ft)(updated 02/02/23)
  • Platter Creek drains an area of 19.5 sq miles of Defiance County into Maumee River. Flow near Sherwood is unrated, 128.59% above mean at 8.86 cfs and 1.88 ft deep. (updated 02/02/23)

Public Drinking Water Advisories (2) confirmed ongoing as of Mar 21, 2023

Hamler Village – Hamler – Henry County - community system serving between 251 and 1000 persons with groundwater source

Sensitive Population Advisory – Exceeds standards for Disinfection Byproducts – Trihalomethane - By-product of drinking water chlorination

Locational running annual average of 0.120 mg/L at DS201 and 0.084 mg/L at DS202 during the July 1 to September 30, 2022 time period.  MCL = .08 mg/L

See above for long term health effects

Sensitive Population Advisory – Exceeds standards for inorganic chemical - fluoride –

Children under nine should be provided with alternative sources of drinking water or water that has been treated to remove fluoride in order to lessen the risk of cosmetic discoloration of their permanent teeth.

The most recent fluoride result was 2.39 mg/L in 2018. The most recent distribution of the public notice was in July 2020.

 

Campbells Soup Supply Co – Napoleon – Henry County – non-transient system serving between 1001 and 3300 persons with surface water

Sensitive Population Advisory – Exceeds standards for Disinfection Byproducts – Trihelomethane - By-product of drinking water chlorination

You do not need to use an alternative (e.g. bottled) water supply.  However, if you have specific health concerns, consult your doctor.

Locational running annual average of 0.112 mg/L at DS201 and 0.087 mg/L at DS202 during the July 1 to September 30, 2022  time period. MCL = .08 mg/L

 

Spills (0)

  • No new spill records found for the search period of March 10 – 19, 2023

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, 54.30% above mean, 234 cfs and 5.79 ft deep (flood stage 11 ft)
  • near Evansport, flow is 83.70% above mean at 244 cfs and 11.85 ft deep. (updated 02/02/23)
  • Bean Creek drains an area of 206 sq miles in Fulton County. The flow at Powers is normal, 53.29% above mean at 112 cfs and 8.81 ft deep. (flood stage 15 ft) (updated 02/02/23)
  • Unnamed tributary to Lost Creek drains an area of 4.23 sq miles in Defiance County. The flow near Farmer is normal 42.72% above mean at 1.79 cfs and 1.50 ft deep (updated 02/02/23)

 

Public Drinking Water Advisories (0)

Spills (0)

  • No new spill records found for the search period of March 10 – 19, 2023

 

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, 46.06% above mean, 322 cfs and 5.78 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft) (updated 02/02/23)

Public Drinking Water Advisories (0)

 

Spills (0)

  • No new spill records found for the search period of March 10 – 19, 2023

 

 

 

3 Ohio River Tributaries

 

3a Shenango River Watershed

The paddle-popular Shenango River system originates in Pennsylvania’s Shenango Valley.  The river flows in and out of northeast Ohio, winding its way through west PA on its way down to meet the Ohio River.  “The Shenango River Watchers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit watershed group formed to restore and protect the environmental, scenic, and recreational attributes of the Shenango River Watershed”, mission statement of the award winning group that organizes clean-up events and an annual Thanksgiving Day 5k Gobble Wobble, taking off from Hermitage, PA.  The group has information resources for paddlers on their website www.shenangoriverwatchers.org

Flows: caught from parts of Ashtabula, Trumbull, Mahoning

USGS does not have river monitors placed on the Shenango River on the Ohio side of the border, but the following systems flowing into the Shenango River are monitored:

  • Pymatuning Creek drains an area of 96.7 sq miles in Trumbull County to join the Shenango River across the state line in Pennsylvania. The flow at Kinsman in Trumbull County is 8.33 ft deep, 1.1°C (01/25/23)
  • 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 Pyamatuning Dam is much above normal, 244.73% above mean, 720 cfs and 6.06 ft deep;
  • at Sharpsville is much above normal, 253.13% above mean, 2290 cfs and, 5.07 ft deep (flood stage 6.8ft). The water is 1.2° (02/02/23).

Public Drinking Water Advisories (0)

 

Spills (0)

  • No new spill records found for the search period of March 10 – 19, 2023

 

3b Mahoning River

Flows: draining parts of Stark, Mahoning, Trumbull

  • Mahoning River drains an area of 978 sq miles in portions of Stark and Trumbull Counties as it flows west to east, exiting the state via Trumbull County and joining Shenango River before reaching the Ohio River. The flow
  • at Alliance, nearest the headwaters in Stark County is not rated, 4.16 ft deep, 2.3°C;
  • below Berlin Dam near Berlin Centre is unrated, 179.90% above mean at 556 cfs and 3.04 ft deep (flood stage 5.4ft), 1.9°C;
  • at Pricetown in Mahoning County is above normal, 183.33% above mean at 641 cfs and 3.87 ft deep (flood stage 8.1ft), temp malfunction 0.00°C;
  • at Leavittsburg is normal, 132.82% above mean, 1100 cfs and, 4.84 ft deep (flood stage 12.5), 0.5C;
  • below West Ave at Youngstown is normal, 107.94% above mean, 1460 cfs and, 2.93 ft deep (flood stage 14ft) 0.7ºC and 454 µS/cm;
  • at Lowellville the flow is unrated, 108.27% above mean at 1710 cfs and 3.99 ft deep and 0.8 °C, 481µS/cm. (02/02/23)
  • West Branch Mahoning River drains an area of 82 sq miles in Portage County. The flow
  • near Ravenna is 2.06 ft deep, water temp --ºC;
  • at Wayland is unrated, 140.15% above mean at 181 cfs and 4.58 ft deep. 0.8 ºC (updated 02/02/23)
  • Crab Creek drains an area of 14 sq miles in Mahoning County before joining the Mahoning River at Youngstown. The flow at Youngstown is 4.41 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft). (updated 02/02/23)
  • 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, 47.95% above mean at 7.71 cfs, 4.86 ft deep and -0.1°C;
  • below Mosquito Creek Dam near Cortland is unrated, 79.53% over mean at 93.1 cfs and 1.80 ft deep (flood stage 4.5 ft) 2.0° (updated 02/02/23)
  • Eagle Creek drains an area of 97.6 sq miles in Trumbull County, exiting the state before joining Shenango River. Flow at Phalanx Station in Trumbull County is normal, 77.88% above mean at 120 cfs and 5.42 ft deep (flood stage 9.5 ft)  (updated 02/02/23)

Public Drinking Water Advisories (1) confirmed ongoing as of Mar 21, 2023

Jan 25, 2023  Pleasant Valley Church Niles (Trumbull) Do not drink – sensitive population advisory has been issued by Ohio EPA for the Pleasant Valley Church Public Water System in Niles, Trumbull County for lead and copper in excess of the maximum contaminant level.  This is a non-transient, non-community system serving under 250 people.  Note from OEPA,  The action level for lead has been exceeded for the July ― December 2022 monitoring period. 

 

Spills (1)

  • March 14 - 100 gallons of diesel fuel reported spilled on Salt Springs Rd in Youngstown - Trumbull

 

 

3c Little Beaver Creek Watershed

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

  • Little Beaver Creek drains an area of 496 sq miles of Columbiana County into the Ohio River. The flow at East Liverpool is normal, 109.13% above mean at 514 cfs and 3.84 ft deep. (02/02/23)
  • Yellow Creek drains an area of 147 sq miles in Jefferson County. Flow
  • at Amsterdam is unrated, 1.89 ft deep;
  • near Hammondsville is normal,92.41% above mean at 211 cfs and 2.34 ft deep (02/02/23)
  • Short Creek drains an area of 123 sq miles in Jefferson County. Flow
  • at Dillonvale station, normal, 108.45% above mean flow at 1080 cfs, 2.68 ft deep (Flood Stage 9ft). (02/02/23)

 

Public Drinking Water Advisories (0)

 

Spills (1)

  • March 17 - unknown amounts of asbestos reported spilled off East Lincoln Way in Lisbon - Columbiana

 

 

3d Wheeling Creek Watershed (including Captina Creek)

Flows: catching parts of Belmont, Monroe Counties

  • Wheeling Creek drains an area of 97sq miles in Belmont County. Flow is normal at around 135 cfs and, 1.8 ft deep (Flood stage 6ft). (03/09/23)
  • Captina Creek drains an area of 127 sq miles in Belmont County. Normal flow for the station at Armstrong Mills is 120 cfs and 4.65 ft deep, flood stage is unreported at this location.

Public Drinking Water Advisories (2)

 

Confirmed ongoing at of Mar 21, 2023

Mount Pleasant (Jefferson) Do not drink – sensitive population advisory (ongoing) has been issued by Ohio EPA for the Mount Pleasant Public Water System for lead and copper in excess of the maximum contaminant level.  This is a groundwater source, community system serving 251-1000. *

 

Brilliant (Jefferson) Do not drink – sensitive population advisory (ongoing) has been issued by Ohio EPA for the Cardinal Operating Company 1, 2 and 3 Public Water Systems for lead and copper in excess of the maximum contaminant level.  This is a non-transient, non-community system serving under 250 people. *

 

*Lead poses the greatest risk to young children and pregnant women. The CDC recommends children and pregnant women use bottled water or water from a filtration system that has been certified by an independent testing organization to reduce or eliminate lead for cooking, drinking and baby formula preparation.

 

Spills (0)

  • No new spill records found for the search period of March 10 – 19, 2023

 

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 unrated, we have seen it at 6 ft deep (flood stage 17ft deep).  Temperature is monitored here. (03/02/23)

Public Drinking Water Advisories (0)

Spills (1)

·       March 15 - unknown amounts of petroleum oil reported spilled into an unnamed waterbody on Bailey Run Rd in Salisbury Township - Meigs  

 

3f  Hocking River Watershed

Flows: contains parts of Athens, Hocking, Fairfield Counties

  • Hocking River drains an area of 943 sq miles in Hocking County; the station
  • at Enterprise in Hocking, normal flow is 460 cfs and 2.5 ft deep (flood stage 12ft);
  • at Athens, normal looks to be around the 1100 cfs mark and, 5.7 ft deep (flood stage 20ft). (03/02/23)
  • Clear Creek drains an area of 89 sq miles in Hocking County, joining Hocking River; at the station near Rockbridge in Hocking County, a normal flow is around 88 cfs and 1.5 ft deep (03/02/23)

Public Drinking Water Advisories (2) confirmed ongoing as of Mar 21, 2023

Berne Station Public Water System – Lancaster – Fairfield County – non-community system serving under 250 persons from a groundwater source

Boil Water Advisory – exceeds standards for microbacterial contamination – e.coli – source human and animal fecal waste

MCL = confirmed presence of e.coli

 

Nelsonville Public Water System – Nelsonville – Athens County – community system serving 3,301 to 10,000 persons from a groundwater source

Sensitive Population Advisory – Exceeds standards for Disinfection Byproducts – Trihelomethane - By-product of drinking water chlorination

You do not need to use an alternative (e.g. bottled) water supply.  However, if you have specific health concerns, consult your doctor.

Locational running annual average of 0.086 mg/L for the April 1 to June 30, 2022 time period  MCL = .08 mg/L

 

 

Spills (0)

  • No new spill records found for the search period of March 10 – 19, 2023

 

 

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 flow at Adamsville is unrated, 5.85 ft  (flood stage 21ft). (02/02/23)
  • Symmes Creek drains 302 sq miles of Lawrence County into the Ohio River; at Aid, the flow is unrated, 59.45% above mean at 284 cfs and 7.91 ft deep (flood stage 19ft deep). (02/02/23)

Public Drinking Water Advisories (1) confirmed ongoing as of Mar 21, 2023

Majestic Oaks Lodge (Hocking County) Boil Water Advisory (ongoing) has been issued for the Majestic Oaks Lodge Public Water system for the detected presence of e.coli microbiological contamination.  This is a groundwater source for a non-community system serving less than 250 persons.

  1. coli are bacteria whose presence indicates that the water may be contaminated with human or animal wastes. Microbes in these wastes can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms. They may pose a special health risk for infants, young children, and people with severely compromised immune systems.

 

 

Spills (1)

·       March 16 - unknown amounts of anhydrous ammonia released on Pennsylvania Rd in Wellston Jackson

 

 

3h Brush Creek - White Oak Creek 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, we have seen it at 67 cfs and 4.3 ft deep. (03/02/23)
  • Brush Creek drains an area of 387 sq miles in Adams County. Normal flow at West Union is around 330 cfs and 3.2 ft deep. (updated 03/02/23)

Public Drinking Water Advisories (0)

Spills (0)

  • No new spill records found for the search period of March 3rd – 12th 2023

 

3i 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, it can be 50 cfs and, 5 ft deep (flood stage 12ft)

- at Kemper Road at Sharonville can be 3.6 ft deep;

- at East Sharon Rd in Sharonville the flow is unrated, we have recorded it at 222 cfs, and 6.6 ft deep;

- at Reading flow is not ranked, we have it at 5 ft deep in average conditions;

- at Carthage the flow is unrated, it has been known to flow at 73 cfs and 5.8 ft deep (03/02/23)

  • West Fork Mill Creek drains an area of 29.9 sq miles in Hamilton County. The Reservoir near Greenhills is commonly around 675 ft deep. (updated 03/02/23)
  • Sharon Creek drains an area of 5.39 sq miles miles in Hamilton County. The flow at Sharonville can be around 1.7 ft deep in average conditions. (updated 03/02/23)
  • Congress Run drains an area of 3.88 sq miles in Hamilton County. The flow near Carthage is unrated and can get to 3.5 ft deep when conditions are average. (updated 03/02/23)

Public Drinking Water Advisories (0)

 

Spills (2)

  • March 15 - unknown amounts of sodium hydroxide reported spilled at Ohio River Scenic byway near Tyler St in Cincinnati – Hamilton
  • March 16 - unknown amounts of an unknown green material reported spilled in Mill Creek on Gest St in Cincinnati - Hamilton

 

 

 

 

 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 (experiencing equipment malfunction) (flood stage 13 ft);
  • at Massillon is flowing normal at 63.53% above mean at 403 cfs and 8.96 ft deep, (flood stage 18 ft);
  • below Dover Dam near Dover is 3.52 ft deep (flood stage 7.5 ft);
  • at New Philadelphia is not rated, 2320 cfs and 2.63 ft deep (flood stage 7.5 ft);
  • at Newcomerstown, when the flow is normal, we see it measuring up to 3800 cfs and 3.5 ft deep, (Flood stage 11ft). (03/02/23)
  • Chippewa Creek drains an area of 50.4 sq miles in Wayne County. The flow at Miller Rd at Sterling is unrated, 178.55% above mean at 85.2 cfs and 2.52 ft deep. (02/02/23)
  • Sugar Creek drains an area of 311 sq miles in Tuscarawas County. The flow
  • near Beach City is unrated, 2.17 ft deep;
  • at Strasburg is normal, 72.29% above mean at 320 cfs and 2.80 ft deep (updated 02/02/23)
  • Nimishillen Creek drains an area of 172 sq miles in Stark County. The flow at North Industry is normal, 68.82% above mean, 178 cfs and 4.32 ft deep (flood stage 10 ft) (updated 02/02/23)
  • Middle Branch Nimishillen Creek drains 43 sq miles in Stark County. The flow at Canton is normal, 77.96% above mean at 40.9 cfs and 1.82 ft deep. (flood stage 6ft) (updated 02/02/23)
  • East Branch Nimishillen Creek drains an area of 15 sq miles in Stark County. The flow at Louisville is 3.85ft deep (flood stage 11 ft)(updated 02/02/23)
  • West Branch Nimishillen Creek drains an area of 15.8 sq miles in Stark The flow at North Canton is unrated, 3.0 ft deep (flood stage 9 ft) (updated 02/02/23)
  • Sandy Creek drains an area of 253 sq miles in Stark County. The flow at Waynesburg is normal, 78.67% above mean flow at 323 cfs and 2.31 ft deep (flood stage 8 ft) (updated 02/02/23)
  • Willow Run drains an area of 7.8 sq miles in Carroll County. The flow near Dellroy is 1.89 ft deep, 0.2 ºC, 231 µS/cm, (updated 02/02/23)
  • McGuire Creek drains an area of 48.3 sq miles in Carroll County. The flow
  • above Leesville Lake is 1.79 ft deep, 2..0ºC, 229µS/cm;
  • near Leesville is normal, 100.34% above mean at 61.5 cfs and 3.54 ft deep; (updated 02/02/23)
  • North Fork McGuire Creek drains an area of 11.3 sq miles of Carroll County. The flow at Carrollton is unrated, 3.70 ft deep, 3.6ºC and 182 µS/cm. (updated 02/02/23)
  • Indian Fork drains an area of 70 sq miles in Tuscarawas County. The flow

- at Dellroy is 5.58 ft deep, 1.5ºC, 172µS/cm;

- below Atwood Dam near New Cumberland is unrated, 96.97% above mean at 86.3 cfs and 7.26 ft deep (updated 02/02/23)

  • Bear Hole Run drains an area of 1.43 sq miles in Carroll County. The flow near Carrollton is 1.91 ft deep, 0.0ºC, 147 µS/cm (updated 02/02/23)
  • Stillwater Creek drains an area of 367 sq miles in Tuscarawas and Harrison Counties. The flow
  • above Piedmont Lake is unrated, 2.17 ft deep and 0.3ºC, 1220 µS/cm;
  • at Piedmont is unrated, 79.65% above mean at 187 cfs and 3.24 ft deep;
  • at Tippecanoe is unrated, 93.84% above mean at 445 cfs and up 6.56 ft deep;
  • at Uhrichsville is unrated, 6.79 ft deep (flood stage 10 ft). (updated 02/02/23)
  • Little Stillwater Creek drains an area of 71.1 sq miles of Harrison County. Flow below Tappan Dam at Tappan is unrated, 13.23% above mean at 13.1 cfs and 4.06 ft deep. (updated 02/02/23)
  • Beaverdam Run drains an area of 3.5 sq miles in Harrison County. The flow above Tappan Lake is 0.67ft deep, 0.3ºC, 160µS/cm. (updated 02/02/23)
  • Standingstone Fork drains an area of 13.5 sq miles of Harrison County. The flow above Tappan Lake is unrated, 4.17 ft deep, 0..2ºC, 1320 µS/cm (updated 02/02/23)
  • Boggs Fork drains an area of 36.6 sq miles in Harrison County. The flow at Piedmont is unrated, 128.39% above mean at 79 cfs and 3.67 ft deep. (updated 02/02/23)
  • Brushy Fork drains an area of 70 sq miles Harrison County. Flow
  • above Clendening Lake is unrated, 3.20 ft deep, 0.0ºC, 889µS/cm;
  • near Tippecanoe is unrated, 35.89% above mean at 118cfs and 4.4ft deep. (updated 02/02/23)
  • Clear Fork drains an area of 23.3 square miles in Harrison County. Flow above Tappan Lake is unrated, 3.21ft deep, -0.2 ºC, 67 µS/cm. (updated 02/02/23)

Public Drinking Water Advisories (3) confirmed ongoing as of Mar 21, 2023

Oakhill Manor Care Center – Louisville – Stark County community system serving less than 250 persons from a groundwater source

Exceeds standard for Manganese – contamination with manganese

11/15/2021 EP001 manganese = 0.187 mg/L   Secondary MCL > 0.05 mg/L

 

Glade Run Mennonite Church – Kensington – Carroll County – nontransient system serving less than 250 people from a groundwater source

Sensitive Population Advisory – Exceeds standards for inorganic chemical - fluoride

Children under nine should be provided with alternative sources of drinking water or water that has been treated to remove fluoride in order to lessen the risk of cosmetic discoloration of their permanent teeth.

MCL = 4 mg/l and Secondary MCL = 2 mg/l

 

Legacy Christian School – Sugar Creek  (Tuscarawas County) non-transient, non-community system serving less than 250 people from a groundwater source

Do not consume advisory – sensitive populations – Lead exceeds standard

Lead poses the greatest risk to young children and pregnant women. The CDC recommends children and pregnant women use bottled water or water from a filtration system that has been certified by an independent testing organization to reduce or eliminate lead for cooking, drinking and baby formula preparation.

 

Spills (0)

  • No new spill records found for the search period of March 10 – 19, 2023

 

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, 7.98 ft deep;
  • at Cambridge is normal, 106.47% above mean at 773 cfs and 5.48 ft deep (flood stage 15ft);
  • below Wills Creek Dam at Wills Creek, 6.37 ft deep (02/02/23). 
  • 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, 266.67% above mean at 369 cfs and 6.43 ft deep. (02/02/23)
  • South Fork drains an area of 28.3 sq miles in Noble County before entering Senecaville Lake. The flow above Senecaville Lake is unrated, 6.30 ft deep, 4.6 ºC, 379 µS/cm. (updated 02/02/23)
  • 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, 4.68 ft deep, 0.0ºC and 590 µS/cm. (02/02/23)
  • Leatherwood Creek drains an area of 69.5 sq miles in Guernsey County. The flow near Kipling is not rated, 53.34% above mean at 64.5 cfs and 3.33 ft deep. (updated 02/02/23)

Public Drinking Water Advisories (2) Confirmed ongoing alert as of March 21, 2023:

 

Mar 7 – Cambridge (Guernsey) Boil Water Advisory issued by the Cambridge Water Department for North Avenue from Cochran Ave. to Byesville Rd. and Old Byesville Rd. from North Ave. to Pine Ct. and including all of Pine Court, for a 6 inch valve replacement.

 

Byesville Water System – Byesville – Guernsey County – community system serving 3, 301 to 10,000 persons from a groundwater source

Sensitive Population Advisory – Exceeds standards for Disinfection Byproducts – Trihelomethane - By-product of drinking water chlorination

You do not need to use an alternative (e.g. bottled) water supply.  However, if you have specific health concerns, consult your doctor.

Locational running annual average of 0.08538 mg/L during the  July 1 to September 30, 2019 time period

 

Spills (0)

  • No new spill records found for the search period of March 3rd – 12th 2023

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 90.15% above mean, 425 cfs and 4.61 ft deep. (02/02/23)
  • Duck Creek drains an area of 260 sq miles in Washington County. The flow below Whipple is unrated, 74.40% above mean, 411 cfs and 3.12 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft) (updated 02/02/23)
  • East Fork Duck Creek drains an area of 99.5 sq miles in Noble County. Flow near Harrietsville not rated, 67.72% above mean at 161 cfs and 4.67 ft deep, (flood stage 17 ft) (updated 02/02/23)
  • West Fork Duck Creek drains an area of 84.5 sq miles in Washington County. The flow at Macksburg is not rated, 74.89% above mean at 123 cfs and, 7.85 ft deep (flood stage 13 ft)  (updated 02/02/23)

Public Drinking Water Advisories (1) confirmed ongoing as of Mar 21, 2023

Woodsfield Village Public Water Supply – Woodsfield – Monroe County – community system serving between 3,301 to 10,000 persons surface water source

Sensitive Population Advisory – Exceeds standards for Disinfection Byproducts – Trihalomethane - By-product of drinking water chlorination

You do not need to use an alternative (e.g. bottled) water supply.  However, if you have specific health concerns, consult your doctor.

Locational running annual average of 0.089 mg/L at DS201 for the April 1 to June 30, 2022 time period.  MCL = 0.080 mg/l

 

Spills (0)

  • No new spill records found for the search period of March 3rd – 12th 2023

 

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, 2.65 ft deep, (flood stage 12ft);
  • below Pleasant Hill Dam near Perrysville is unrated, 2.16 ft deep; (02/02/23)
  • Black Fork Mohican River drains an area of 217 sq miles in Richland County. The flow
  • at Shelby is unrated, 28.71% above mean at 12.9cfs and 6.14 ft deep (flood stage 15.5 ft);
  • below Charles Mill Dam near Mifflin is, 2.39ft deep (flood stage 1000 ft);
  • at Loudonville is 5.83 ft deep (flood stage 10 ft) (02/02/23)
  • Lake Fork drains an area of 271 sq miles in Ashland County. The flow below Mohicanville Dam at Mohicanville is up this week, 7.60 ft deep (flood stage 944 ft) (updated 02/02/23)
  • Rocky Fork drains an area of 66.7 sq miles of Richland County. The flow at Lucas is 4.36 ft deep. (updated 02/02/23)

 

Public Drinking Water Advisories (0)

Spills (0)

  • No new spill records found for the search period of March 10 – 19, 2023

 

 

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 can be around 8.6 ft deep;
  • below Randle is unrated, we have seen it at over 4.5 ft deep in normal conditions (03/02/23)
  • Kokosing River drains an area of 202 sq miles in Knox County. At Mount Vernon station in Knox County, normal flow is around 350 cfs and 3.8ft deep (flood stage 14ft) (03/02/23)
  • Killbuck Creek drains an area of 464 sq miles in Holmes County. When the flow at Killbuck in Holmes County is above normal, we see 870 cfs and 11.6 ft deep (Flood Stage 15ft). (03/02/23)

 

Public Drinking Water Advisories (3) confirmed ongoing as of Mar 21, 2023

*NEW March 9 – Shreve (Wayne) Lake Wapusun North Well Public Water System – Boil Water Advisory issued for the detected presence of e.coli in lab samples – non-community system serving 251 to 1000 people from a groundwater source

 

(Holmes) Holmes Cheese Co Public Water System – Millersburg - non-transient system serving less than 250 persons from a groundwater source

Do not Drink advisory – contaminant manganese - Levels > 1 mg/L (Do Not Drink)

Naturally present in the environment; additive in treatment of drinking water contaminants

 

(Knox) Monitoring and Reporting Advisory issued to Global Compression Services Public Water System for harmful algal bloom toxin - alert is issued by Ohio EPA- the public water system has provided insufficient monitoring or reporting information.

Sensitive Population Advisory issued to Global Compression Services Public Water System for the inorganic chemical arsenic in excess of maximum contaminant level - groundwater supplied - non-transient - non-community system serving under 250 people - you do not need to use bottled water - if you have specific health concerns consult your doctor

 

Spills (0)

  • No new spill records found for the search period of March 10 – 19, 2023

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, 71.40% above mean flow at 701 cfs and 4.27 ft deep (flood Stage 14ft)
  • below Dillon Dam near Dillon Falls the flow is unrated, 5.82 ft deep. (02/02/23)
  • North Fork Licking River drains an area of 241 sq miles of Licking County;
  • at Utica in Licking County is normal, 67.28% above mean at 135 cfs, 7.95 ft deep;
  • at Newark 4.06 ft deep;
  • at Ohio Street in Newark the flow is not rated, 4.06 feet deep. (02/02/23)
  • South Fork Licking River drains an area of 133 sq miles of Licking County. The station
  • at Kirkersville is unrated, 36.50% above historic mean at 25.8 cfs and 4.81 ft deep;
  • near Buckeye Lake flow is unrated, 872.23 ft deep (flood stage 880 ft)
  • near Hebron flow is normal, 67.91% above historic mean at 159 cfs and, 3.27 ft deep;
  • at Heath the flow is unrated, 76.63% above mean, 185 cfs and 5.65 ft deep. (02/02/23)
  • Raccoon Creek drains an area of 78.2 sq miles in Licking County. The flow
  • near Granville is unrated, registering 91.10% above mean at 90.2 cfs and 3.59 ft deep (flood stage 13 ft);
  • below Wilson St, Newark, unrated, 126.25% above mean at 889 cfs and 6.56 ft deep (flood stage 16 ft) (updated 02/02/23)

Public Drinking Water Advisories (1) confirmed ongoing as of Mar 21, 2023

Columbia Gas of Ohio – Mount Vernon PWS – Mount Vernon – Knox County non-transient system serving <250 persons from groundwater source

Sensitive Population Advisory – Exceeds standards for Disinfection Byproducts

You do not need to use an alternative (e.g. bottled) water supply.  However, if you have specific health concerns, consult your doctor.

 

Spills (0)

  • No new spill records found for the search period of March 10 – 19, 2023

 

 

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 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 normal around the 8700 cfs mark and 10.3 ft deep (flood stage 15ft);
  • at Dresden in Muskingum County, normal flow is 11300 cfs and 11.9 ft deep (flood Stage 20 ft);
  • at Zanesville, flow is unrated, we have seen it at 12.30 ft deep when the rest of the system is rated normal (flood stage 25 ft);
  • at McConnelsville in Morgan County, when the river is flowing at a normal level it is 14300 cfs and 6 ft deep (flood stage 11ft).
  • at Beverly, unrated, we see it get to 15500 cfs and 20 ft deep (03/02/23)
  • Mill Creek drains an area of 27.2 sq miles in Coshocton County. Normal flow near Coshocton is 37 cfs and 2 ft deep. (updated 03/02/23)
  • Wakatomika Creek drains an area of 140 sq miles in Muskingum County. Normal flow near Frazeyburg is 240 cfs and 5.3 ft deep. (updated 03/02/23)
  • Salt Creek drains 75.7 sq miles of Muskingum County. Normal flow at Chandlersville is 105 cfs and 4.15 ft deep. (updated 03/02/23)

Public Drinking Water Advisories (2) Confirmed ongoing as of March 21, 2023

Mar 7 – Zanesville (Muskingum) Boil Water Advisory issued by the City of Zanesville for the areas of Cliffwood, Baker, Shelby, Perry Lane, Carey Street.  In all, about 150 homes will be affected as a precautionary measure.  The City has taken a proactive stance on handling infrastructure development and repair and Mayor Don Mason announced an upcoming waterline replacement and boil advisory. The work is scheduled for the Putnam Hill area where the aging pipes have reached their lifespan and Mason noted that mineralization and sediment buildup is affecting water pressure.

 

Long term advisory, confirmed ongoing as of Mar 21, 2023

 

Maysville Regional Water – Zanesville – Muskingum County – community system serving between 3301 to 10,000 persons from a surface water source

Sensitive Population Advisory – Exceeds standards for Disinfection Byproducts – Trihelomethane - By-product of drinking water chlorination

You do not need to use an alternative (e.g. bottled) water supply.  However, if you have specific health concerns, consult your doctor.

Locational running annual average of 0.100 mg/L at DS201 and 0.120 mg/L at DS202 for the October 1 to December 31, 2022 time period.  MCL = .08 mg/L

 

Spills (0)

  • No new spill records found for the search period of March 10 – 19, 2023

 

 

5 Scioto River Watersheds

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 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 above normal, 37.47% above mean at 59.4 cfs, and 3.35 ft deep, (flood Stage 12ft);
  • at Prospect in Delaware County is normal, 169.42% above mean at 410 cfs and 3.16 ft deep (flood Stage 12ft), 0.00ºC, µS/cm;
  • below O’Shaughnessy Dam near Dublin is normal, 60.50% above mean at 725 cfs, 5.03 ft deep;
  • at 5th Ave Columbus in Franklin County is unrated, 194.75% above mean flow at 974 cfs and 8.57 ft deep;
  • at Columbus is normal, 70.55% above mean at 1380 cfs and 7.47 ft deep, (flood stage 24 ft);
  • near Commercial Point in Pickaway County the flow is unrated, 129.64% above mean at 2520 cfs and 11.23 ft deep. (02/02/23)
  • Mill Creek drains an area of 178 sq miles in Delaware County. The flow at Bellepoint has been monitored for 77 years equipment malfunction (02/02/23)
  • Whetsone Creek drains an area of 37.9 sq miles in Morrow County. The flow at Mt. Gilead is unrated, 125.89% above mean at 33.4 cfs and 2.73 ft deep (flood stage 9 ft) (update 02/02/23)
  • Big Walnut Creek drains an area of in Delaware County. The flow
  • at Sunbury is normal, 71.01% above mean at 80.5 cfs and 5.23 ft deep;
  • at Central College is normal at 60.35% above mean at 118 cfs, and 3.64 ft deep, (flood stage 11.7 ft);
  • at Rees flow is normal, 87.48% above mean at 540 cfs and 3.02 ft deep (updated 02/02/23)
  • Little Darby Creek drains an area of 162 sq miles in Madison County. The flow at West Jefferson is not rated, 163.24% above mean at 240 cfs and 6.46 ft deep. (02/02/23)
  • Big Darby Creek drains an area of 534 sq miles in Pickaway County. The streamflow gauge at Darbyville shows normal this week,118.72% above mean at 663 cfs and 3.69 ft deep. (02/02/23)
  • Hellbranch Run drains an area of 35.8 sq miles in Franklin County. The flow at Harrisburg is normal, 93.47% above historic mean at 30.9 cfs and 4.94 ft deep (02/02/23)
  • Alum Creek drains an area of 189 sq miles in Delaware County. The flow
  • near Kilbourne is unrated, 66.52% above mean at 55.5 cfs and 2.74 ft deep;
  • at Africa is above normal, 242.94% above mean at 394 cfs and 2.86 feet deep; 2.0ºC;
  • at Columbus is not rated, 3.35 ft deep; (02/02/23)
  • 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, 2.83ft deep;
  • near Delaware in Delaware County is normal, 25.89% above mean at 168 cfs and 2.31 ft deep (flood Stage 9ft);
  • near Worthington is normal, 32.00% above mean, 237 cfs and 2.32 ft deep;
  • at JH Herrick Dr at Columbus is unrated 84.90% above mean at 261 cfs and 711.37 ft deep. (02/02/23)

Public Drinking Water Advisories (7) confirmed ongoing as of Mar 21, 2023

Greentree Mobile Home Park – Galloway (Madison County) community system serving less than 250 persons from groundwater source

Boil Water Advisory issued due to system depressurization.  Boil all water used for drinking, cooking and brushing teeth, a rolling boil for over one minute.

 

Oak Hills Mobile Home Park – Grove City (Franklin County) – community system serving between 251 and 1000 persons from groundwater source

Sensitive Population Advisory – Exceeds standards for inorganic chemical – arsenic

Source - erosion of natural deposits; Runoff from orchards; Runoff from glass and electronics production wastes - MCL = 10 ug/l

You do not need to use an alternative (e.g. bottled) water supply.  However, if you have specific health concerns, consult your doctor.

The running annual average arsenic concentration for arsenic is 0.01 mg/L (11 ug/L) for the fourth quarter of 2022.

 

McDonalds Restaurant – London – Madison County – community system serving between 251 and 1000 persons from groundwater

Sensitive Population Advisory – Exceeds standards for inorganic chemical – arsenic

Source - erosion of natural deposits; Runoff from orchards; Runoff from glass and electronics production wastes - MCL = 10 ug/l

You do not need to use an alternative (e.g. bottled) water supply.  However, if you have specific health concerns, consult your doctor.

99.5 ug/L 90th %

 

Nex Transport – Building 1 S – East Liberty – Logan County – non-transient system serving less than 250 people from groundwater source

Do Not Drink - Sensitive Populations – Lead

Pregnant and nursing women and young children should not use the water

Lead 90th percentile = 33.6 ug/L (individual lead results:  0.7, 2.5, 7.7, <0.6, 59.4 ug/L).

 

Trillium Farms – Croton – Licking County  - non-transient system serving less than 250 people from groundwater source

Sensitive Population Advisory – Exceeds standards for inorganic chemical - fluoride

Children under nine should be provided with alternative sources of drinking water or water that has been treated to remove fluoride in order to lessen the risk of cosmetic discoloration of their permanent teeth.

 

Whispering Pines – Pataskala – Pickaway County – community system serving less than 250 persons from groundwater source

Sensitive Population Advisory – Exceeds standards for inorganic chemical - fluoride

Children under nine should be provided with alternative sources of drinking water or water that has been treated to remove fluoride in order to lessen the risk of cosmetic discoloration of their permanent teeth.

MCL = 4 mg/l and Secondary MCL = 2 mg/l

 

Mt Victory Village – Mt Victory – Hardin County – community system serving between 251 and 1000 persons from groundwater source

Sensitive Population Advisory – Exceeds standards for inorganic chemical - fluoride

Children under nine should be provided with alternative sources of drinking water or water that has been treated to remove fluoride in order to lessen the risk of cosmetic discoloration of their permanent teeth.

MCL = 4 mg/l and Secondary MCL = 2 mg/l

 

Spills (4)

  • March 19 - 1000 fish kill noted at Indian Run and Delaware Lake off Horseshoe Rd at Sherwood Rd intersection in Troy Township - Delaware
  • March 14 - unknown amounts of diesel fuel reported spilled at Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio in Columbus - Franklin
  • March 16 - unknown amounts of unknown material reported spilled into an unnamed creek on the 3800 block of Emmons Ave in Mifflin Township – Franklin
  • March 14 - 1300 gallons of diesel reported spilled at Avery Muirfield Dr above Route 33 in Dublin - Franklin

 

 

 

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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, 89.22% above mean, 266 cfs and 2.82 ft deep;
  • near Bainbridge is not rated, 3.29 ft deep, 4.3ºC;
  • near Bourneville is normal, 68.81% above mean at 842 cfs and 3.40 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft);
  • at Chillicothe the flow is normal at 63.15% above historic mean at 1020 cfs and, 7.09 ft deep. (02/02/23)
  • Rattlesnake Creek drains an area of 209 sq miles in Highland County. The flow at Centerfield is 2.95 ft deep. (updated 02/02/23)
  • Rocky Fork Creek drains an area of 140 sq miles in Highland County. The flow at Barretts Mills is below normal, 11.03% above mean discharging 22.3 cfs and 1.80 ft deep. (02/02/23)

Public Drinking Water Advisories (4) confirmed ongoing as of Mar 21, 2023

Dollar General #20756 - Mount Sterling – Madison County – non-community system serving less than 250 persons from groundwater source

Boil Water Advisory – microbiological contamination – e.coli

Boil the water before using or use bottled water

 

Fayette Co – Culpepper Subdivision – Washington – Fayette County - community system serving between 251 and 1000 persons from purchased surface water

Do Not Drink - Sensitive Populations – Lead – exceeds standard

Pregnant and nursing women and young children should not use the water

Action Level = 15 ug/l  system test 0.0179 mg/L

 

Bowersville Village PWS – Bowersville – Greene County - community system serving between 251 and 1000 persons from purchased surface water

Sensitive Population Advisory – Exceeds standards for inorganic chemical - fluoride

Children under nine should be provided with alternative sources of drinking water or water that has been treated to remove fluoride in order to lessen the risk of cosmetic discoloration of their permanent teeth.

MCL = 4 mg/l and Secondary MCL = 2 mg/l

 

South Solon Village PWS – South Solon – Madison County - community system serving between 251 and 1000 persons from groundwater source

Do Not Drink - Sensitive Populations – Lead – exceeds standard

Pregnant and nursing women and young children should not use the water

Action Level = 15 ug/l

 

Spills (0)

  • No new spill records found for the search period of March 10 – 19, 2023

 

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, 102.28% above mean at 3620 cfs and 4.68 ft deep;
  • at Chillicothe in Ross County, flow has been monitored for 100 years, flow is normal, 107.68% at 5500 cfs and 5.27 ft deep (flood stage 16 ft);
  • at Higby in Ross County is normal, 102.25% above mean flow at 6830 cfs and 4.81 ft deep;
  • at Piketon in Pike County is not rated, 124.84% above mean, 8330 cfs, and 6.75 ft deep.(flood stage 20 ft) (02/02/23)
  • Deer Creek drains an area of 228 sq miles in Madison County. The flow
  • at Mount Sterling is normal, 87.34% above mean at 240 cfs and 4.76 ft deep;
  • near Pancoastburg is not rated and 1.48 ft deep;
  • at Williamsport the flow is not rated, 4.04 ft deep (02/02/23)
  • Walnut Creek drains an area of 274 sq miles in Pickaway County. The flow at Ashville is unrated, 76.60% above mean, 237 cfs and 5.93 ft deep. (02/02/23)
  • 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 2.86ft deep;
  • at Glouster is, 3.23 ft deep (flood stage 16 ft) (updated 02/02/23)

Public Drinking Water Advisories (3)

Confirmed ongoing  as of March 21, 2023

Mar 1 – Portsmouth (Scioto) Boil Water Advisory issued by Scioto Water 1 for Camp Rd., Carlyle Ave., Lower Camp Rd., Stockham Rd., and Highland Bend 474 to 983. Customers in these areas should boil drinking water for at least 2 minutes to ensure disinfection until further notice

 

Cooks Creek Golf Club – Ashville – Pickaway County – non-community system serving less than 250 persons from groundwater source

Boil Water Advisory – microbiological contamination – e.coli

Boil the water before using or use bottled water

MCL = confirmed presence E. coli

 

Clarksburg Village PWS – Clarksburg – Ross County - community system serving between 251 and 1000 persons from groundwater source

Sensitive Population Advisory – Exceeds standards for inorganic chemical - fluoride

Children under nine should be provided with alternative sources of drinking water or water that has been treated to remove fluoride in order to lessen the risk of cosmetic discoloration of their permanent teeth.

MCL = 4 mg/l and Secondary MCL = 2 mg/l   The fluoride result for a sample collected on 1/5/2022 was 2.1 mg/L.

 

Spills (1)

  • March 19 - 50 gallons of diesel reported spilled on the US 42 West in London - Madison

 

5d Little Scioto – Tygarts Watershed

  • Tygart’s Creek drains 242 sq miles in Greenup County flowing north to the Ohio River.  Normal flow near Greenup, KY is 400 cfs and 4 ft deep. (03/21/23)

Public Drinking Water Advisories (0)

Spills (1)

  • March 17 - 150 gallons of bentonite reported spilled into an unnamed waterbody on McDaniel Rd in Franklin Township - Harrison

 

6 Miami River Watersheds

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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, 67.08% above mean at 392 cfs and 2.27 ft deep (flood stage 10ft);
  • at Piqua flow is unrated, 102.57% over mean, 647 cfs and 2.17 ft deep (flood stage is 14 ft);
  • at Troy is normal, 70.41% above mean at 750 cfs and 3.06 ft deep (flood stage 14 ft); 
  • at Taylorsville is normal, 71.46% above mean, 881 cfs and, 3.22 ft deep (flood stage 22 ft) (updated 02/02/23
  • Loramie Creek drains an area of 257 sq miles in Shelby County. The flow
  • near Newport is below normal, 7.19% above mean, 14.1 cfs and 3.72 ft deep;
  • at Lockington in Shelby County is normal, 18.47 % above mean, 48.1 cfs and 1.02 ft deep. (flood stage 35 ft) (updated 02/02/23)
  • Bokengehalas Creek drains an area of 40.4 sq miles of Logan County. The station at de Graff is not rated, 75.40% above mean, 32.0 cfs and 1.59 ft deep; (updated 02/02/23)
  • Mad River drains a combined area of 635 sq miles in Clark, Champaign, Greene and Logan Counties. Flow
  • at West Liberty is unrated, 67.46% above mean, 28.8 cfs and 2.49 feet deep;
  • near Urbana is normal, 111.18% above mean 196 cfs and 3.29 ft deep, (flood stage 11 ft);
  • at St. Paris Pike is normal, 93.81% above mean, 358 cfs and 6.66 ft deep;
  • at Springfield is normal, 90.78% above mean at 575 cfs and 1.63 ft deep (flood stage 8ft);
  • near Dayton is normal, 90.12% above mean, 734 cfs and, 3.34 ft deep (flood stage 25ft) (updated 02/02/23
  • Greenville Creek drains an area of 193 sq miles in Warren and Darke Counties. The flow near Bradford is normal, 48.78% above mean, 90.0 cfs and 1.76 ft deep. (updated 02/02/23)
  • Stillwater River drains an area of 503 sq miles in Miami County. The flow
  • at Pleasant Hill is normal, 27.39 % above mean, 147 cfs and 1.72 ft deep, 0.5ºC;
  • at Englewood is normal, 44.52% above mean at 298 cfs and 3.15 ft deep (flood stage 58 ft) (02/02/23)

Public Drinking Water Advisories (5) confirmed ongoing as of Mar 21, 2023

 

West Charleston Church Of The Brethren – Tipp City – Miami County – non-transient system serving less than 250 from groundwater source

Do Not Drink - Sensitive Populations – Lead – exceeds standard

Pregnant and nursing women and young children should not use the water

Action Level = 15 ug/l  Lead 90th percentile 0.016 mg/L.

 

Liberty Baptist Temple PWS – Springfield – Clark County - non-community system serving less than 250 persons from groundwater source

Boil Water Advisory – microbiological contamination – e.coli

Boil the water before using or use bottled water

MCL = confirmed presence E. coli

 

Brush Creek Church Of God – Tipp City – Miami County - non-community system serving less than 250 persons from groundwater source

Boil Water Advisory – microbiological contamination – e.coli

Boil the water before using or use bottled water

MCL = confirmed presence E. coli

 

Voyager Village Mobile Home Park – Dayton – Montgomery County - community system serving less than 250 persons from groundwater source

Sensitive Population Advisory – Exceeds standards for inorganic chemical - fluoride

Children under nine should be provided with alternative sources of drinking water or water that has been treated to remove fluoride in order to lessen the risk of cosmetic discoloration of their permanent teeth.

MCL = 4 mg/l and Secondary MCL = 2 mg/l

 

Village of South Vienna – South Vienna – Clark County - community system serving between 251 and 1000 persons from groundwater source

Sensitive Population Advisory – Exceeds standards for inorganic chemical – arsenic

Source - erosion of natural deposits; Runoff from orchards; Runoff from glass and electronics production wastes - MCL = 10 ug/l

You do not need to use an alternative (e.g. bottled) water supply.  However, if you have specific health concerns, consult your doctor.

 

Spills (0)

  • No new spill records found for the search period of March 10 – 19, 2023

 

 

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, 74.50% above mean at 1970 cfs and 25.56 ft deep (flood stage 41ft);
  • at Miamisburg, Montgomery County flow is normal, 70.37% above mean at 2160 cfs and 5.20 ft deep (flood stage 16ft);
  • at Franklin the flow is unrated, 90.07% above mean at 2340 cfs and 2.15 ft deep (flood stage 14 ft);
  • at Middletown flow is unrated, 81.04% above mean at 2730 cfs and 3.12 ft deep(flood stage 12 ft) --°C;
  • at Hamilton flow is normal, 18% above mean at 3290 cfs and 63. feet deep (flood stage 75ft);
  • at Miamitown the flow is unrated, 2.93 ft deep (flood stage 16ft) (updated 02/02/23)
  • Wolf Creek drains an area of 68.7 sq miles in Montgomery County into the Great Miami River. The flow at Dayton is below normal, 16.53 % above mean flow at 16.8 cfs and 1.32 ft deep (updated 02/02/23)
  • Holes Creek drains an area of 18.7 sq miles in Montgomery County into the Great Miami River. The flow near Kettering is unrated, 20.72% above mean at 5.18 cfs and 2.54 ft deep.  (updated 02/02/23)
  • Twin Creek drains an area of 275 sq miles of Montgomery County into the Great Miami River. The flow near Germantown is normal, 22.31% above mean at 91.1 cfs and 1.49ft deep (flood stage 62 ft).  (updated 02/02/23)
  • Sevenmile Creek drai1ns 69 sq miles of Preble County into the Great Miami River. The flow at Camden is below normal, 5.65% above mean at 5.21 cfs and 3.44 ft deep. (updated 02/02/23)

Public Drinking Water Advisories (0)

 

Spills (0)

  • No new spill records found for the search period of March 10 – 19, 2023

 

6c Little Miami Watershed

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

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  • Little Miami River drains an area of 1203 sq miles in Clark and Greene Counties. The flow
  • near Oldtown a normal flow is 100 cfs and, 2 ft deep, temp is also monitored here;
  • near Spring Valley has unrated flows, we see this around 3.6 ft deep when the rest of the stream is normal (flood stage 11ft);
  • at Milford, normal flow looks like 1320 cfs, and 6.4 ft deep (flood stage 17ft) (updated 03/02/23)
  • East Fork Little Miami River drains an area of 476 sq miles in Clermont County. Flow
  • at Williamsburg is unrated, it can be 109 cfs and 1.5 ft deep;
  • below Harsha Dam near Bantam in Clermont County flow can be 116 ft deep, water temperature is monitored here;
  • at Perintown a normal flow would be around 265 cfs and 3 ft deep (flood stage 19ft) (updated 03/02/23)
  • Massies Creek drains an area of 63.2 sq miles in Greene County into the Little Miami River. When the flow monitoring station at Wilberforce is normal, we see values of 60 cfs and 3 ft deep. (updated 03/02/23)
  • Caesar Creek drains an area of 239 sq miles in Warren County into the Little Miami River. The flow near Wellman is unrated, 6.80 ft deep and 7.1°C (updated 02/02/23)
  • O’Bannon Creek drains an area of 54 sq miles in Clermont County. The flow at Loveland is unrated, we see it at 18 cfs and 1.3 ft deep when conditions are average;  (updated 03/02/23)

Public Drinking Water Advisories (0)

Spills (0)

  • No new spill records found for the search period of March 10 – 19, 2023

 

Report Key

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

 

Flows:

With The Flow describes Ohio’s rivers and tributaries from headwaters to outlet.  Locate your “home body” (the river or stream nearest you) to see where the flow originates, how high it has to be for minor flooding to occur.  Log in to USGS Waterwatch current streamflow for real time measurements at the monitoring station nearest you and sign up there for high flow alerts.

Flow volume can change rapidly during snowmelt and rain events.   Streamflow data is subject to review as sensors at the monitoring stations do malfunction from time to time.   Refer to USGS Provisional Date Statement for more information.

Public Drinking Water Advisories

The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) is federal law that safeguards the public drinking water supply.  SDWA requires drinking water facilities (DWF) in every state follow national quality standards, monitor, record and report on water quality with quarterly inspections. EPA provides public access to the inspection reports, violations and enforcement actions on all registered DWFs in the USA. Annual water quality reports are required from every DWF, available from the facility, describing the treatment process and source water.

The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) is federal law that safeguards the public drinking water supply.  SDWA requires drinking water facilities (DWF) in every state follow national quality standards, monitor, record and report on water quality with quarterly inspections. EPA provides public access to the inspection reports, violations and enforcement actions on all registered DWFs in the USA. Annual water quality reports are required from every DWF, available from the facility, describing the treatment process and source water.

bsp;       community system serves the same people year round

-        Non-transient, Non-Community – supplies water to at least 25 of the same people at least six months of the year

  • Transient, Non-Community – supplies water to intermittent users, temporarily at the location eg. Gas stations, campgrounds

Note from Ohio EPA: “Boil advisories that are on record with Ohio EPA often are related to exceedances of E.coli maximum contaminant levels (MCL) at public water systems, or other major events. Staff in Ohio EPA’s district offices update (public drinking water) advisories at least monthly. Many of the advisories are based on sampling results that occur monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, or less frequently, depending on the requirements of state and federal drinking water regulations.

All advisories, including those involving more immediate health risks such as boil advisories, are required to be communicated directly to consumers by the individual public water systems. 

When a boil advisory is not required by rule, a public water system will issue a precautionary boil advisory and the public water system would not be required to submit it to Ohio EPA.  Ohio EPA does not have a record of all (or even most) boil advisories for Ohio public water systems.” (Dina Pierce, spokesperson for Ohio EPA)

 

Hazardous Spills

Spills, fish kills, rainbow sheen and releases of contaminants in the state of Ohio are reported here 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.

 

This report includes spills reported to the Ohio EPA between Feb 26 and Mar 5, 2023 as follows:

  • 40 gallons or more of petroleum product
  • toxic chemical materials, corrosives spills of any amount
  • all reports impacting water bodies

Spills marked with asterisk are followed up with Ohio EPA authorities for additional information on the clean-up and recovery, including notices of violation and charges under State environmental statutes, federal charges under the Clean Water Act. See Ohio CrimeBox for more information on criminal prosecutions under the CWA.

 

 

 

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