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With the Flow Ohio – Watershed Report for the Week of Mar 7  Mar 13, 2022 Flooding continues across the state By Gillian Ward
With the Flow Ohio tracks trends in your watershed, posting weekly updates from USGS WaterWatch Current Streamflow and Ohio EPA Division of Drinking and Ground Waters.
USGS WaterWatch Current Streamflow weekly report data is captured from realtime monitoring stations, including the flow volume as a percentage of average (mean), flow volume in cubic feet per second, flow depth and temperature, where available. A river or stream flowing much above normal to high appears in bold text, ); a system in flood action stage or actively flooding appears in red, ice affected in italics.
USGS Groundwater Watch – data captured from well sites, including depth (in feet) from ground surface to reach water level; the higher measurement represents lower groundwater level.
Public Drinking Water systems are added to our database each week  active (A) community (C) systems sourced from groundwater or surface water for residential delivery, by watershed. Recent violations and enforcement orders, lead and copper test results as posted in Ohio EPA Drinking Water Watch are included. For more information, see report key at the end of this document.
EPA Lead and Copper Rule
USA Environmental Protection Agency upholds and enforces drinking water for public water systems through the Safe Water Act. Lead can enter the drinking water stream when corrosion occurs in certain types of distribution lines and connections Lead is toxic when consumed and accumulates in the body over time. The effects of lead toxicity may present as stomach upset to brain damage.
WTOH tracks lead and copper test results by watershed, as published by EPA Ohio on their Drinking Water Watch database.
Public Water systems sample and test for lead and copper at customer taps periodically through the year. While there is no safe level of lead in drinking water, and the maximum nonenforceable target for drinking water is set to 0, the EPA requires action steps be taken when more than 10% of customers are found to have 15 parts per billion lead at their taps, or 0.015 mg/l. Action level for copper is 1.3 mg/l.
1,2 Lake Erie Watersheds
1 Southern Lake Erie Watersheds
1a Grand River Watershed
Flows: capturing rainfall and snowmelt from parts of Ashtabula, Lake, Geauga, Portage, Trumbull Counties
 Grand River drains 685 sq miles in Lake County; the flow near Painesville is normal, 135% above mean at 2840 cfs and 5.04 ft deep (flood stage 12.5 ft), 7.7°C and 299 µS/cm (030622)
Groundwater Monitor Geauga County – stable trend, no change this week
USGS 412331081123000 GE22 Groundwater monitoring station in Geauga County reporting 12.43 feet depth to water level, feet below land surface (updated 02132022)
1b Ashtabula River  Chagrin River Watershed
Flows: catching parts of Ashtabula, Lake, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Portage Counties
 Conneaut Creek drains an area of 175 sq miles in Ashtabula County; at Conneaut station, the flow is normal, 104.8 % above mean at 737 cfs and 3.45 ft deep; 8.2°C (updated 030622)
 Chagrin River drains an area of 246 sq miles of Lake County into Lake Erie. Flow is above normal at Willoughby station, 153.7% above mean at 1060 cfs and 4.61 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft) (updated 030622)
 Unnamed tributary to Chagrin River drains 7.69 sq miles of Cuyahoga County. The flow at Mayfield Village is unrated, 91.9% above mean at 1.13 cfs and .82 ft deep; The flow at Pepper Pike is unrated, 25.2 cfs and 6.83 ft deep (updated 030622)
 Euclid Creek drains an area of 5.13 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at South Euclid is unrated, 9.24 cfs and .74 ft deep; the flow at Cleveland is 144.4%, 34.2 cfs and 2.54 ft deep (updated 030622)
 East Branch at Euclid Creek drains 7.11 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at Richmond Heights is unrated, 192.5% above mean at 16 cfs and 1.59 ft deep (updated 030622)
1c Cuyahoga River Watershed
Flows: parts of Cuyahoga, Summit, Portage, Geauga Counties
 Cuyahoga River drains an area of 788 sq miles in Ohio. With its headwaters in Geauga County, Cuyahoga takes a loop south into Portage and then hooks back north through Summit, passing through Cuyahoga County to discharge into Lake Erie. At Hiram Rapids, the nearest monitoring station to the headwaters in Geauga County, the flow is normal: 79.7% above mean at 370 cfs and 2.73 ft deep (flood stage 7ft); at Old Portage, flow is normal, 105.4% above mean at 944 cfs and 4.89 feet deep (flood at 10.5ft); at Jaite station normal, 145.45% above mean at 1440 cfs and 5.09 ft deep, 7.4°C; at Independence station, flowing normal, 103.7% above mean at 1800 cfs and 5.9 ft deep, (flood at 17 ft), 9.5°C and 1000 µS/cm; at the Newburgh Heights station nearest the outlet in Cuyahoga County flow is not rated: 89.1% above mean at 2070 cfs; 9.7° (updated 030622)
 Indian Creek drains an area of 4.49 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at Macedonia is unrated, 147.8% above mean at 32 cfs and 2.2 ft deep (flood stage 9.5ft) (updated 022522)
 West Creek drains an area of 9.23 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at Pleasant Valley Rd near Parma is unrated, 100.4% above mean at 2.29 cfs and 9.36 ft deep (8.85 ft is minimum operating limit); at Ridgewood Road, Parma is unrated, flowing 171% above mean at 11.1 cfs and 5 ft deep (flood stage 10ft); at Brooklyn Heights (nearest to the outlet) is unrated, 195.7% above mean at 19.9 cfs and 1.53 ft deep. (updated 030622)
 Mill Creek gathers runoff and drains 12.9 sq miles in the Cuyahoga River watershed; the flow is monitored at Garfield Heights is unrated, 65% above mean and 28.7 cfs and 1.19 ft deep; at Garfield Parkway flow is unrated, 205.5% above mean at 26 cfs and 1.76 ft deep (flood stage 7.5 ft) (updated 030622)
 Big Creek drains an area of 35.3 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at Cleveland is not ranked, 2% above mean at 64.2 cfs and 2.85 ft deep. (updated 022522)
 East Branch Big Creek collects flow from 19.2 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at Brooklyn is unrated, 1% above mean at 22.9 cfs and 2.33 ft deep. (updated 030622)
 Brandywine Creek drains an area of 16.4 sq miles in Summit County. The flow near Macedonia is unrated, 3.56 ft deep, (flood stage is 13 ft). (updated 030622)
 Tinkers Creek drains an area of 83.9 sq miles of Cuyahoga County, flow at Bedford is normal, 80.3% above mean at 224 cfs and 3.16 ft deep (flood at 9.5 ft). (updated 030622)
 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 % above mean at 32.2 cfs and 2.97 ft deep (updated 030622)
 Doan Brook drains an area of 8.2 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at MLK Jr. Dr Cleveland is unrated, 10.1 cfs and 2.10 ft deep. (updated 030622)
USGS does not list groundwater monitors in Cuyahoga County.
1d Black River  Rocky River Watershed
Flows: runs off parts of Lorain, Ashland, Huron, Cuyahoga Counties
 Black River drains an area of 396 sq miles of Lorain County into Lake Erie. Flow at Elyria is normal, 52.85% above mean flow, 481 cfs and 3.05 ft deep. (flood stage 9.5 ft) The water is 8.2° Specific conductance 522 µS/cm (flow information updated 030622)
 Rocky River drains an area of 267 sq miles of Cuyahoga County into Lake Erie. Flow at Berea is normal, 65.5% above mean, 438 cfs and 6.11 ft deep, (flood stage 14 ft), 11.2ºC. (updated 030622)
 East Branch Rocky River drains an area of 60.3 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow near Strongsville is 109.5 % above mean and 105 cfs and 6.34 ft deep. (update 030622)
 Plum Creek drains 15.7 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow near Olmstead Falls is unrated, 111.5% above mean, 22.9 cfs and 2.41 ft deep (flood at 8ft). (updated 030622)
 Abram Creek drains an area of 8.12 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at Kolthoff Dr. is unrated, 207.5% above mean at 16 cfs and .88 ft; at Brook Park is not rated, 2.2 ft deep (min operating limit .19ft) (updated 030622)
 Baldwin Creek drains an area of 8.9 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at Strongsville is unrated, 145.5% above mean at 18.2 cfs and 2.91 ft deep. (updated 030622)
USGS Groundwater Watch
Ashland County
Station ‘70700 Name:AS2 OH Most Recent Measurement: 24 ft Measurement Date:10/28/2021 Station: ‘3000 Name:AS3 OH Most Recent Measurement:12.94 ft Measurement Date:10/28/2021
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.
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, 42.3% above mean, at 320 cfs and 3.05 ft deep (flood stage 9ft); 5ºC, 482 µ(updated 030622)
 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 flowing normal, 65.2% above mean at 492 cfs and 8.01 ft deep, (flood stage is 18 ft). The water is 12.8°C, 597 µS/cm (updated 030622)
 Old Woman Creek drains 22.1 sq miles in Erie County. At Berlin Rd near Huron, the flow is normal, 86.3% above mean at 31.6 cfs, 2.66 ft deep. (updated 030622)
USGS Groundwater Watch – increasing trend
Erie County  Site ‘3900 E10OH: 41.50 ft as of 022422, up from 55.54 on 013122
(Highest water level on record: 2.23 ft, June 2011; Lowest water level on record: 65.23ft Jan 2017)
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, 37.9 % above mean at 80.2 cfs and 1.45 ft deep (floods at 8.5 ft); near Upper Sandusky normal flow, 61% above mean at 444 cfs and 2.65 ft deep (flood at 13 ft); normal flow at Fremont, 46.3% above mean flow at 1190 cfs and 2.26 ft deep (floods at 10ft); .(030622)
 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, 55.9% above mean at 184 cfs and 3.33 ft deep. (030622)
 Rock Creek drains an area of 34.6 sq miles in Seneca County into the Sandusky River. The flow at Republic is unrated 113.8% above mean at 5.2 cfs and 4.57 ft deep; at Tiffin is ice affected, 3.93 ft deep (updated 030622)
 Tymochtee Creek drains an area of 229 sq miles in Wyandot County into Sandusky River. The flow at Crawford is normal, 27.6% above mean at 157 cfs and 2.85 ft deep (flood stage 8.5 ft). (updated 030622)
USGS Groundwater Watch
Crawford County Station ’3100 CR1OH 20.16 ft as at 10282021
Hardin County Station ‘2600 HA2AOH 7.86 ft as at 01312022
(these sites are on periodic measurements, the records will be updated here as new measurements are posted on USGS Groundwater Watch.)
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, 26.5% above mean at 99.4 cfs and 3.84 ft deep (flood at 14 ft); the flow above Findlay is 33% above mean at 178 cfs and 6.4 ft deep; near Findlay is normal, 42.6% above mean, 278 cfs and 1.78 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft), 11.3° C; at Gilboa in Putnam County is 47.4% above mean at 369 cfs and 5.66 ft deep; at Ottawa in Putnam County is unrated, 51.1% above mean at 427 cfs and 8.41 ft deep; near Dupont is unrated, 84.05% above mean at 542 cfs and 8.58 ft deep (updated 030622)
 Lye Creek drains an area of 18.8 sq miles. The flow above Findlay is 57.9% above mean at 12.5 cfs and 1.6 ft deep (flood stage is 6ft). (030622)
 Eagle Creek drains an area of 51 sq miles in Hancock County. The flow above Findlay is unrated, 38.5% above mean at 38 cfs and 3.44 ft deep (flood stage is 9ft) 11.7°C and 645 µ/cm. (updated 030622)
 Riley Creek drains an area of 70.3 sq miles in Putnam County. The flow below Pandora is unrated, 108.7% above mean at 157 cfs and 4.29 ft deep. (updated 030622)
2d Cedar RiverPortage River Watershed
Flows: catches parts of Hancock, Wood, Seneca, Sandusky, Ottawa Counties
 Portage River drains an area of 494 sq miles at Sandusky County. The flow at Woodville is normal, 54.2% above mean, 408 cfs and 3.69 ft deep. The water is 10.1°C; near Elmore the flow is unrated, 53.4% above mean at 493 cfs and 3.33 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft) (updated 030622)
2e Auglaize River Watershed
Flows: washes parts of Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Paulding, Williams, Wood Counties
 Auglaize River drains an area of 2318 sq miles into Maumee River, where it empties into the western part of Lake Erie. The flow station closest to headwaters is at Kossuth in Allen County. Flow here is unrated, 90.7% above mean at 132 cfs and 5.62 ft deep; at Fort Jennings station is flowing normal, 26.5% above mean at 193 cfs and 2.94 ft deep; flow near Dupont is 14.3 ft deep; Defiance is above normal 193.7% above mean, 7810 cfs and 10.94 ft deep (flood stage 21 ft) (updated 022522)
 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, 162% above mean, 10.5 cfs and 3.55 ft deep. (updated 030622)
 Little Auglaize River drains an area of 401 sq miles in Paulding County into Auglaize River. The flow at Melrose is 54.7% above mean at 134 cfs and 13.6 ft deep. (updated 030622)
2f  Lower Maumee River Watershed
Flows: streams from parts of Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Paulding, Williams, Wood Counties
 The entire Maumee River drains an area of 6330 sq miles of Ohio State. The lower portion flow at Waterville flow is normal, 88.65% above mean, 10300 cfs and 5.25 ft deep, 9.9°C and 584 µ/cm. (updated 030622)
 Ottawa River drains an area of 350 sq miles in Lucas County directly into western Lake Erie. The flow near Lima is unrated, 23.25% above mean, 56.9 cfs and 11.38 ft deep; at Kalida is unrated, 77.9% above mean at 187 cfs and 5 ft deep (flood stage 19 ft); the University of Toledo at Toledo is normal 61.5% above mean, 142 cfs and 2.58 ft deep (flood stage 14.5 ft) (update 030622)
 Wolf Creek drains an area of 24.8 sq miles in Lucas County. The flow at Holland is unrated, 167% above mean at 56.5 cfs and 3.2 ft deep (flood stage 13 ft). (updated 030622)
2g Upper Wabash River Watershed
Flows: from parts of Mercer, Darke Counties
The headwaters of the Wabash River are in Ohio, however, USGS does not monitor flows on this system in the state of Ohio. Spills and weather incidents in this area will be noted as they occur, the residue flows west out of state.
2h St. Mary’s River Watershed
Flows: from Mercer, Van Wert
 Mary’s River drains an area of 386 sq miles in Mercer and Van Wert Counties. From the headwaters in Mercer County, St. Mary’s flows west into Indiana into the Maumee River, which crosses back into Ohio and empties into Lake Erie. The flow at Rockford is unrated, 31.1% above mean, 225 cfs and 3.7 ft deep (flood stage 13 ft); the flow at Walcot Street at Willshire is unrated, 35% above mean at 238 cfs and 3.61 ft deep. (updated 030622)
2i Upper Maumee River Watershed
Flows: parts of Paulding and Defiance Counties
 The upper Maumee River drains an area of 2129 sq miles of Paulding County. The flow at Antwerp in Paulding County is normal, 60.1% above mean at 2300 cfs and 9.77 ft deep, (temp and conductivity gage malfunctioning); near Defiance flow is normal, 51.7% above mean at 5070 cfs and 3.12 ft deep (flood at 14 ft), 7.1°C (updated 030622)
 Platter Creek drains an area of 19.5 sq miles of Defiance County into Maumee River. Equipment malfunction (updated 030622)
2j Tiffin River
Flows: wetting parts of Williams, Defiance Counties
 Tiffin River starts drains an area of sq miles in Williams and Defiance Counties. Tiffin flows south and gathers in runoff from Defiance County before joining the Maumee River. The flow monitoring station nearest the headwaters is located at Stryker in Williams County: normal, 71.4% above mean, 554 cfs and 8.17 ft deep (flood stage 11ft); near Evansport is unrated, 62.6% above mean, 577 cfs and 14.49 ft deep. (updated 030622)
 Bean Creek drains an area of 206 sq miles in Fulton County. The flow at Powers is normal, 75.2% above mean at 339 cfs and 10.13 ft deep. Action stage. (updated 030622)
 Unnamed tributary to Lost Creek drains an area of 4.23 sq miles in Defiance County. The flow near Farmer is above normal, 237.9% above normal, 13.3 cfs and 2.09 ft deep. (updated 030622)
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, 57.4% above mean, 684 cfs and 7.75 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft) (updated 030622)
3 Ohio River Tributaries
3a Shenango River Watershed
The paddlepopular 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)nonprofit watershed group formed to restore and protect the environmental, scenic, and recreational attributes of the Shenango River Watershed”, mission statement of the awardwinning group that organizes cleanup 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 8.94 ft deep, 6.5°C (030722)
 On the Pennsylvania side of the border, the Shenango River at Pymatuning Dam is flowing much above normal, 293.4% above mean, 729 cfs and 6.23 ft deep; at Sharpsville is above normal, 192.7% above mean, 3040 cfs and 6.4 ft deep (flood stage 6.8ft). The water is 3.4° Flow information updated on (030722).
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, 4.98 ft deep, 6.4°C; below Berlin Dam near Berlin Centre is unrated, 306.8% above mean at 1130 cfs and 3.57 ft deep (flood stage 5.4ft), 2.5°C; at Pricetown in Mahoning County is much above normal, 343.9% above mean at 1170 cfs and 5.01 ft deep (flood stage 8.1ft), 3.8°C; The flow at Leavittsburg is much above normal, 342.9% above mean, 3280 cfs and 9.24 ft deep (flood stage 12.5), 4.9°C; below West Ave at Youngstown is high, 606.4% above mean, 10800 cfs and 12.98 ft deep (flood stage 14ft) 5.4ºC and 288 µS/cm; at Lowellville, the flow is unrated 683.2% above mean at 12000 cfs and 10 ft deep and 5.8°C, 305 µS/cm. (030722)
 West Branch Mahoning River drains an area of 82 sq miles in Portage County. The flow near Ravenna is 8 ft deep, water temp 4.9ºC; the flow at Wayland is unrated, 550.25% above mean at 547 cfs and 7.38 ft deep. (updated 030722)
 Mosquito Creek drains an area of 97.5 sq miles in Trumbull County before joining the Mahoning River south of Warren City. The flow measured closest the headwaters is near Greene Centre, flow is unrated, 1059.2% above mean at 528 cfs, 9.13 ft deep and 4°C; the flow below Mosquito Creek Dam near Cortland is unrated, 576% over mean at 417 cfs and 2.91 ft deep (flood stage 4.5 ft) 3.9° Flow information updated on 030722.
 Eagle Creek drains an area of 97.6 sq miles in Trumbull County, exiting the state before joining Shenango River. The flow at Phalanx Station in Trumbull County is much above mean, 320.9% above mean at 822 cfs and 9.51 ft deep.(flood stage 9.5 ft) (updated 030722)
3c Little Beaver Watershed
Flows: catching parts of Jefferson, Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison
 Little Beaver River drains an area of 496 sq miles of Columbiana County into the Ohio River. The flow at East Liverpool is above normal, 169.5% above mean at 2020 cfs and 6.03 ft deep. (030722)
 Yellow Creek drains an area of 147 sq miles in Jefferson County. Flow is unrated at Amsterdam, unrated 3.35 ft deep; the flow is normal at Hammondsville, 78.9% above mean at 305 cfs and 2.64 ft deep (030722)
 Short Creek drains an area of 123 sq miles in Jefferson County. Flow is normal at Dillonvale station, 88.7% above mean flow at 249 cfs, 3.78 ft deep (Flood Stage 9ft). (030722)
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, 81.65% above mean flow at 148 cfs and 1.91 ft deep (Flood stage 6ft). (030722)
3e Shade River Watershed
Flows: parts of Meigs County
 Shade River at drains an area of 156 sq miles in Meigs County. The monitoring station located near Chester is registering above normal flow, 155.5% above mean at 706 cfs and 8.96 ft deep (flood stage 17ft deep). 3°C (030722)
3f Hocking River Watershed
Flows: contains parts of Athens, Hocking, Fairfield Counties
 Hocking River drains an area of 943 sq miles in Hocking County; the station at Enterprise in Hocking reports normal flow, 101% above mean at 1150 cfs and 3.81 ft deep (flood stage 20ft); the flow is much above normal at Athens, registering 90.8% above mean flow, 2460 cfs and 7.82 ft deep (flood stage 20ft). (030722)
 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, 115.7% above mean, 207 cfs, and 2.04 ft deep. (030722)
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, 73.5% above mean flow at 1250 cfs and 7.62 ft deep (flood stage 21ft). (030722)
 Symmes Creek drains 302 sq miles of Lawrence County into the Ohio River; at Aid, the flow is unrated, 70.6% above mean at 583 cfs and 9.66 ft deep (flood stage 19ft deep). (030722)
3h Middle Ohio – White Oak Watershed
Flows: we are talking about rainfall and snowmelt off parts of Brown County
 White Oak Creek drains an area of 208 sq miles in Brown County; the flow above Georgetown is unrated, 1741.2% above mean, 4320 cfs and 8.04 ft deep. (030722) Depth from 5 ft to 8ft deep in 8 hours, still rising as of 2 pm EST Mar 7)
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, 1214.65% above mean at 1310 cfs and 8.89 ft deep (flood stage 12ft); at Kemper Road at Sharonville is double last week’s depth, 9.95 ft deep; at East Sharon Rd in Sharonville the flow is unrated, 1796.9% above mean, 1120 cfs, 9.81 ft deep; at Reading flow is not ranked, 9.67 ft deep; at Carthage the flow is unrated, 1225% above mean at 2560 cfs and 9 ft deep (030722) Flow is five times the volume over last week, appears to be tapering off as of 2pm EST Mar 7.
 West Fork Mill Creek drains an area of 29.9 sq miles in Hamilton County. The Reservoir near Greenhills is 681.58 ft deep. (updated 030722)
 Sharon Creek drains an area of 5.39 sq miles in Hamilton County. The flow at Sharonville is 3.81 ft deep. (updated 030722)
 Congress Run drains an area of 3.88 sq miles in Hamilton County. The flow near Carthage is unrated and 1.97 ft deep. (updated 030722)

4 Muskingum River Watersheds
4a Tuscarawas River Watershed
Flows: parts of Tuscarawas County
 Tuscarawas River drains an area of 2443 sq miles of Tuscarawas County before joining the Muskingum River. Flow at Massillon is flowing high at 473.3% above mean at 4840 cfs and 16.6 ft deep, below Dover Dam near Dover is 5.61 ft deep; ); at New Philadelphia is not rated, 7890 cfs and 6.62 ft deep, action stage (flood stage 7.5 ft); at Newcomerstown, flow is above normal, 185.4% above mean at 8950 cfs and up almost a foot to 6.91 ft deep, (Flood stage 11ft). (030722)
 Sugar Creek drains an area of 311 sq miles in Tuscarawas County. The flow near Beach City is unrated, 2.14 ft deep; at Strasburg is above normal, 139.6% above mean at 905 cfs and 4.54 ft deep (updated 030722)
 ); Nimishillen Creek drains an area of 172 sq miles in Stark County. The flow at North Industry is high, 1546.35% above mean, 5430 cfs and 12.4 ft deep (flood stage 10 ft) (updated 030722) Approaching major flood stage as of 3 pm EST, Mar 7.
 Middle Branch Nimishillen Creek drains 43 sq miles in Stark County. The flow at Canton is high, 690.8% above mean at 577 cfs and 5.41 ft deep. (flood stage 6ft) (updated 030722)
 ); East Branch Nimishillen Creek drains an area of 15 sq miles in Stark County. The flow at Louisville is 10.9 ft deep, doubled over last week (flood stage 11 ft)(updated 030722)
 West Branch Nimishillen Creek drains an area of 15.8 sq miles in Stark County. The flow at North Canton is unrated, 7.26 ft deep (flood stage 9 ft) (updated 030722)
 Sandy Creek drains an area of 253 sq miles in Stark County. The flow at Waynesburg is much above normal, 306% above mean flow at 1880 cfs and 5.61 ft deep (flood stage 8 ft) (updated 030722)
 McGuire Creek drains an area of 48.3 sq miles in Carroll County. The flow at Leesville is above normal, 241.4% above mean at 258 cfs and 4.56 ft deep. (updated 030722)
 North Fork McGuire Creek drains an area of 11.3 sq miles of Carroll County. The flow at Carrollton is unrated, 5.25 ft deep, 8.9º and 152µS/cm. (updated 030722)
 Chippewa Creek drains an area of 50.4 sq miles in Wayne County. The flow at Miller Rd at Sterling at 265.5% above mean at 242 cfs and 3.8 ft deep. (022622)
 Indian Fork drains an area of 70 sq miles in Tuscarawas County. The flow below Atwood Dam near New Cumberland is unrated, 399.5% above mean at 358 cfs and 10.87 ft deep. (updated 030722)
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, 10.99 ft deep; at Cambridge is normal, 107.2% above mean at 1210 cfs and 7 ft deep (flood stage 15ft); below Will Creek Dam at Wills Creek, flow is not rated, 15.3 ft deep. (030722).
  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, 5.29% above mean at 821 cfs and 4.47 ft deep. (030722)
 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, 6.55 ft deep, 11.4ºC and 502 µS/cm. (030722)
 Leatherwood Creek drains an area of 69.5 sq miles in Guernsey County. The flow near Kipling is not rated, 125.2% above mean at 144 cfs and 4 ft deep. (updated 030722)
4c Little Muskingum River Watershed
Flows: parts of Washington, Noble, Monroe, Guernsey
 Little Muskingum River drains an area of 210 sq miles of Washington County; at Bloomfield is flowing above normal at 169.7% above mean, 1010 cfs and 7.35 ft deep. (030722)
 Duck Creek drains an area of 260 sq miles in Washington County. The flow below Whipple is unrated, 381.1% above mean at 1560 cfs and 5.85 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft) (updated 030722)
 East Fork Duck Creek drains an area of 99.5 sq miles in Noble County. Flow near Harrietsville not rated, 267.4% above mean at 457 cfs and 6.21 ft deep, (flood stage 17 ft) (updated 030722)
 West Fork Duck Creek drains an area of 84.5 sq miles in Washington County. The flow at Macksburg is not rated, 261.2% above mean at 379 cfs and 9.3 ft deep (flood stage 13 ft) (updated 030722)
4d Mohican River Watershed
Flows: catching parts of Richland County
 Clear Fork Mohican River drains an area of 115 sq miles in Richland County. The streamflow gauge at Bellville is unrated, 9.63 ft deep, (flood stage 12ft); below Pleasant Hill Dam, 2.49 ft deep; (030722)
 Black Fork Mohican River drains an area of 217 sq miles in Richland County. The flow at Shelby is unrated, 1978.4% above mean at 861 cfs and 10.87 ft deep (flood stage 15.5 ft); below Charles Mill Dam near Mifflin is 3.04 ft deep (flood stage 1000 ft); at Loudonville is 10.13 ft deep (flood stage 10 ft) (030722)
 Lake Fork drains an area of 271 sq miles in Ashland County. The flow below Mohicanville Dam at Mohicanville is 8.77 ft deep (flood stage 944 ft) (updated 030722)
 Rocky Fork drains an area of 66.7 sq miles of Richland County. The flow at Lucas is 8.4 ft deep. (updated 030722)
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 unrated, 10.98 ft deep; the flow below Randle is unrated, 8.54 ft deep (030722)
 Kokosing River drains an area of 202 sq miles in Knox County. At Mount Vernon station in Knox County, the Kokosing is flowing high, 880.2% above mean flow at 4090 cfs and 9.7 ft deep (flood stage 14ft) (030722)
 Killbuck Creek drains an area of 464 sq miles in Holmes County. The flow at Killbuck in Holmes County is much above normal, 238.95% above mean flow at 2310 cfs and 15.21 ft deep (Flood Stage 15ft). (030722)
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 much above normal, 542.2% above mean flow at 7380 cfs and 10.47 ft deep (flood Stage 14ft), below Dillon Dam near Dillon Falls the flow is unrated, 8 ft deep. (030722)
 North Fork Licking River drains an area of 241 sq miles of Licking County; at Utica in Licking County is high, 1166.8% above mean at 3760 cfs, 14.67 ft deep; at Newark is 3.77 ft deep; at Ohio Street in Newark the flow is not rated, 12.51 feet deep. (030722)
 South Fork Licking River drains an area of 133 sq miles of Licking County. The station at Kirkersville is unrated, 1694.5% above historic mean at 1430 cfs and 7.91 ft deep; near Buckeye Lake flow is unrated, 878.19 ft deep (flood stage 880 ft) near Hebron flow is much above normal, 430.8% above historic mean at 1350 cfs and 8.26 ft deep; at Heath the flow is unrated, 667.2% above mean at 1880 cfs and 9.18 ft deep. (030722)
 Raccoon Creek drains an area of 78.2 sq miles in Licking County. The flow near Granville is unrated, 1424.9% above mean at 2100 cfs and 11.58 ft deep. (flood stage 13 ft); below Wilson St, Newark, unrated, 1255% above mean at 2550 cfs and 10.25 ft deep, (flood stage 16 ft) (updated 030722)
4g Muskingum River Watershed
Flows: Morgan, Washington, Noble, Muskingum, Coshocton Counties
 Muskingum River drains an area of 7947 sq miles. At Coshocton in Coshocton County the Upper Muskingum is flowing much above normal, 222.55% at 22100 cfs and 15.61 ft deep (flood stage 15ft);/b> at Dresden in Muskingum County is flowing much above normal, 217.2% above mean at 28200 cfs and 17.79 ft deep (flood Stage 20 ft); at Zanesville, unrated, 17.6 ft deep (flood stage 25 ft); at McConnelsville in Morgan County, the river is flowing above normal, 200.2% above mean at 30000 cfs and 9.14 ft deep (flood stage 11ft). (030722)
 Muskingum River (lower) at Beverly station in Washington County is unrated, 223.4% above mean at 33900 cfs and 25.87 ft deep. (030722)
 Mill Creek drains an area of 27.2 sq miles in Coshocton County. The flow near Coshocton is high, 2263.8% above mean at 1270 cfs and 7.76 ft deep. (updated 030722)
5 Scioto River Watersheds
5a Upper Scioto Watershed
Flows: trickling over parts of Madison, Union, Franklin, Pickaway, Champaign, Logan, Marion, Delaware, Morrow, Crawford, Licking, Knox, Fairfield Counties
 The Upper Scioto River drains an area of 980 sq miles in Marion and Delaware Counties. The flow at La Rue in Marion County is much above normal, 526.4 % above mean at 2130 cfs, 10.68 ft deep, action stage breached (flood Stage 12ft); the flow at Prospect in Delaware County is much above normal, 297.6% above mean at 3770 cfs and 9 ft deep (flood Stage 12ft); the flow below O’Shaughnessy Dam near Dublin is much above normal, 269.7% above mean at 5630 cfs, 8.27 ft deep; at 5^{th} Ave Columbus in Franklin County is unrated, 1181.2% above mean flow at 14700 cfs and 19.25 ft deep; at Columbus flowing much above normal, 554.5% above mean at 19000 cfs and 20.2 ft deep; near Commercial Point in Pickaway County the flow is unrated, 210.2% above mean at 12500 cfs and 19.67 ft deep. (030722)
 Mill Creek drains an area of 178 sq miles in Delaware County. The flow at Bellepoint is high, 1559% above mean at 249 cfs and 9.54 ft deep (update 030722)
 Whetsone Creek drains an area of 37.9 sq miles in Morrow County. The flow at Mt. Gilead is unrated 1993.1% above mean at 1440 cfs and 8.04 ft deep, action stage breached (flood stage 9 ft) (update 030722)
 Big Walnut Creek drains an area of in Delaware County. The flow at Sunbury is high, 3522.6% above mean at 5850 cfs and 10.78 ft deep, 522µS/cm (conductivity gage is reading same as last three weeks); flow at Central College is normal at 42% above mean at 151 cfs and 3.7 ft deep, (flood stage 11.7 ft) this data appears to be erroneous; at Rees flow is high, 651% above mean at 5330 cfs and 9.25 ft deep (updated 030722)
 Little Darby Creek drains an area of 162 sq miles in Madison County. The flow at West Jefferson is not rated, 492.9% above mean at 1720 cfs and 10.03 ft deep. (030722)
 Big Darby Creek drains an area of 534 sq miles in Pickaway County. The streamflow gauge at Darbyville is much above normal, flowing at 266.3% above mean at 3200 cfs and 6.92 ft deep. (030722)
 Hellbranch Run drains an area of 35.8 sq miles in Franklin County. The flow at Harrisburg is unrated, 744.5% above historic mean at 460 cfs and 7.53 ft deep (030722)
 Alum Creek drains an area of 189 sq miles in Delaware County. The flow near Kilbourne is unrated, 593.1% above mean at 668 cfs and 5.14 ft deep; at Africa is normal, 13.9% above mean at 37.8 cfs and 1.6 feet deep; 5.1ºC (these values appear erroneous); at Columbus is not rated, 8.52 ft deep; (030722)
 Upper Olentangy River drains an area of 157 sq miles in Marion County, 393 sq miles by the time it reaches Delaware. The flow at Claridon in Marion County is 9 ft deep; the flow at Delaware in Delaware County is normal, 23.7% above mean at 237 cfs and 2.44 ft deep (flood Stage 9ft); (these numbers appear erroneous low); near Worthington is high, 519.8% above the mean, 6220 cfs and 8.62 ft deep. (030722)

5b Paint Creek Watershed
Flows: parts of Clinton County
 Paint Creek drains an area of 249 sq miles in Clinton and Ross Counties. The flow at Greenfield is above normal, 161.3% above mean, 1070 cfs and 4.64 ft deep; near Bainbridge is not rated, 4.67 ft deep, 7.3ºC; near Bourneville is much above normal, 331.3% above mean at 6540 and 9.2 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft); at Chillicothe, the flow is much above normal at 298.4% above historic mean at 7650 cfs and 13.4 ft deep. (030722)
5c Lower Scioto Watershed
Flows: Parts of Madison, Highland, Franklin counties
 Scioto River (lower) drains an area of 5836 sq miles from its headwaters in Marion County down to its outlet at the Ohio River. The lower end flow at Circleville in Pickaway County is not rated, 135.2% above mean at 9800 cfs and 8.87 ft deep; at Chillicothe in Ross County, flow is normal at 71.4% above historic mean at 6270 cfs and 5.67 ft deep; at Higby in Ross County is above normal, 121.3% above mean flow at 14500 cfs and 8 ft deep; the flow at Piketon in Pike County is not rated, 131.9% above mean, 18400 cfs, and 11.95 ft deep. (030722)
 Deer Creek drains an area of 228 sq miles in Madison County. The flow at Mount Sterling is high, 675.2% above mean at 2720 cfs and 8.18 ft deep; flow near Pancoastburg is not rated, 2.4 ft deep; at Williamsport, the flow is not rated, 7.41 ft deep (030722)
 Rattlesnake Creek drains an area of 209 sq miles in Highland County. The flow at Canterfield is 5.22 ft deep. (updated 030722)
 Rocky Fork Creek drains an area of 140 sq miles in Highland County. The flow at Barretts Mills is normal, 378.2% above mean at 1020 cfs and 4.69 ft deep. (030722)
 Walnut Creek drains an area of 274 sq miles. The flow at Ashville is unrated, 320.9% above mean, 1640 cfs and 9.7 ft deep. (030722)
5d Little Scioto Watershed
 Tygart’s Creek drains 242 sq miles in Greenup County. The flow near Greenup, KY is much above normal, 307.15% above the mean, 2560 cfs and 10.18 ft deep. (030722)
6 Miami River Watersheds  flow
6a Upper Great Miami Watershed
 The Great Miami River (Upper) drains an area of 1149 sq miles in Hardin, Logan, Shelby, Miami and Darke and Montgomery Counties. The flow monitoring station closest to the head of the river is at Sidney, in Shelby County. The flow at Sidney is high, 725.5% above mean at 7600 cfs and 10.35 ft deep (flood stage 10ft); at Piqua flow is unrated, 1049.7% over mean at 11200 cfs and 9.91 ft deep (flood stage is 14 ft); ) at Troy is much above normal, 659% above the mean at 13000 cfs and 12.58 ft deep action stage breached (flood stage 14 ft); the flow at Taylorsville is much above normal, 500.9% above mean at 11400 cfs and 15.87 ft deep (flood stage 22 ft) (updated 030722)
 Loramie Creek drains an area of 257 sq miles in Shelby County. The flow near Newport is high, 787.8% above mean, 2260 cfs and 9.92 ft deep; at Lockington in Shelby County is much above normal, 847.6% above mean, 4160 cfs and 20.36 ft deep. (flood stage 35 ft) (updated 030722)
 Bokengehalas Creek drains an area of 40.4 sq miles of Logan County. The station at de Graff is not rated, 1041.7% above mean flow at 817 cfs and 5.64 ft deep; (updated 030722)
 Mad River drains a combined area of 635 sq miles in Clark, Champaign, Greene, and Logan Counties. The upper portion of the river is monitored from a station at West Liberty, flow is unrated, 857.5% above mean, 544 cfs and 5.61 feet deep; the flow near Urbana is high, 1734.9% above mean at 3810 cfs and 9.03 ft deep, (flood stage 11 ft); Paris Pike is high, 1411.6% above mean, 6230 cfs and 15.44 ft deep; at Springfield is high, 1209.4% above mean at 8810 cfs and 10.8 ft deep (flood stage 8ft); the flow near Dayton is high, 658.4% above mean, 6590 cfs and 13.42 ft deep (flood stage 25ft) (updated 030722)
 Stillwater River drains an area of 503 sq miles in Miami County. The flow at Pleasant Hill is high, 1157.2% above mean, 10300 cfs and 12.43 ft deep, 6.8°C; at Englewood is flowing much above normal, 375.3% above mean at 4830 cfs and 22.09 ft deep (flood stage 58 ft) (030722)
 Greenville Creek drains an area of 193 sq miles in Warren and Darke Counties. The flow near Bradford is high, 871.3% above mean, 3000 cfs and 6.8 ft deep. (updated 030722)
6b Lower Great Miami Watersheds
 Great Miami River drains an area of 3838 sq miles in Ohio, with the lower portion taking runoff from sq miles in Hamilton and Butler Counties. At Dayton flow is much above normal, 365.2% above mean at 17900 cfs and 30.5 ft deep (flood stage 41ft); at Miamisburg, Montgomery County flow is much above normal, 507% above mean at 24300 cfs and 12.96 ft deep (flood stage 16ft); at Franklin the flow is unrated, 724.4% above mean at 25100 cfs and 10.59 ft deep (flood stage 14 ft); at Middletown flow is unrated, 498% above mean at 35600 cfs and 11.28 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft) 5.4°C; at Hamilton flow is much above normal, 656.5% above mean at 46200 cfs and 71.87 feet deep (flood stage 75ft); at Miamitown the flow is unrated, 17.42 ft deep (flood stage 16ft) (updated 030722)
 Wolf Creek drains an area of 68.7 sq miles in Montgomery County into the Great Miami River. The flow at Dayton is high, 1401.6% above mean flow at 1420 cfs and 4.89 ft deep (updated 030722)
 Holes Creek drains an area of 18.7 sq miles in Montgomery County into the Great Miami River. The flow near Kettering is unrated, 1787.2% above mean at 435 cfs and 4.44 ft deep. (updated 030722)
 Twin Creek drains an area of 275 sq miles of Montgomery County into the Great Miami River. The flow near Germantown is high, 1231.6% above mean at 6320 cfs and 36.1 ft deep (flood stage 62 ft). (updated 022822)
 Sevenmile Creek drains 69 sq miles of Preble County into the Great Miami River. The flow at Camden is high, 2369% above mean at 2690 cfs and 8.85 ft deep. (updated 030722)
6c Little Miami Watershed
 Little Miami River drains an area of 1203 sq miles in Clark and Greene Counties. The flow near Oldtown is high, 814% above mean at 1650 cfs and 6.29 ft deep, 9.5°C; near Spring Valley is unrated, 10.63 ft deep (flood stage 11ft); at Milford is much above normal, 402% above mean, 11200 cfs, and 11.91 ft deep (flood stage 17ft) (updated 030722)
 East Fork Little Miami River drains an area of 476 sq miles in Clermont County. Flow at Williamsburg is unrated, 718.55% above mean at 3020 cfs and 5.52 ft deep; below Harsha Dam near Bantam in Clermont County is 15.93 ft deep, water temperature is 6.3°C, the flow at Perintown is above normal, 175% above mean at 2090 cfs and 5.25 ft deep (flood stage 19ft) (updated 030722)
 Massies Creek drains an area of 63.2 sq miles in Greene County into the Little Miami River. The flow at Wilberforce is high, 886.5 % above mean at 1000 cfs and 6.03 ft deep (updated 030722)
 Caesar Creek drains an area of 239 sq miles in Warren County into the Little Miami River. The flow near Wellman is unrated, 7.31 ft deep and 7.8°C (updated 030722)
 O’Bannon Creek drains an area of 54 sq miles in Clermont County. The flow at Loveland is unrated, 820% above mean flow, 644 cfs and 3.46 ft deep; (updated 030722)
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