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With the Flow Ohio – Watershed Report for the Week of May 9 to May 15, 2022
Above Normal Flows, Action Stage reached in Scioto Watershed

By Gillian Ward

Table of Content - Click on location to go to information

Introduction. 9

  1. Southern Lake Erie Watersheds 11

1a Grand River Watershed. 11

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

Groundwater Monitor 11

1b Ashtabula River - Chagrin River Watershed. 11

Flows. 11

Flows: parts of Cuyahoga, Summit, Portage, Geauga Counties. 12

1d Black River - Rocky River Watershed. 13

Flows: runs off parts of Lorain, Ashland, Huron, Cuyahoga Counties. 13

Groundwater Monitor 14

2 Western Lake Erie Watersheds 14

2a Huron River/Vermillion River 14

Flows: parts of Erie, Huron, Lorain Counties. 15

Groundwater Monitor – declining trend this week. 15

2b Sandusky River Watershed. 15

Flows: parts of Sandusky, Seneca, Wyandot, Crawford (4 Main) also parts of Erie, Ottawa, Wood, Huron, Hancock, Hardin, Marion, and Richland counties. 15

Groundwater Monitor – stable trend. 16

2c Blanchard River Watershed. 16

Flows: drains parts of Hardin, Hancock, Putnam, Seneca, Allen, Wyandot Counties 16

2d Cedar River-Portage River Watershed. 17

Flows: catches parts of Hancock, Wood, Seneca, Sandusky, Ottawa Counties. 17

2e Auglaize River Watershed. 17

Flows: washes parts of Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Paulding, Williams, Wood 17

2f - Lower Maumee River Watershed. 18

Flows: streams from parts of Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Paulding, Williams, Wood Counties 18

2g Upper Wabash River Watershed. 18

Flows: from parts of Mercer, Darke Counties. 18

2h St. Mary’s River Watershed. 18

Flows from Mercer, Van Wert 18

2i Upper Maumee River Watershed. 19

Flows: parts of Paulding and Defiance Counties 19

2j Tiffin River 19

Flows: wetting parts of Williams, Defiance Counties 19

2k St. Joseph River 20

Flows: Williams, Defiance, Lucas. 20

3 Ohio River Tributaries. 20

3a Shenango River Watershed. 20

Flows: caught from parts of Ashtabula, Trumbull, Mahoning. 20

3b Mahoning River 21

Flows: draining parts of Stark, Mahoning, Trumbull 21

3c Little Beaver Watershed. 22

Flows: catching parts of Jefferson, Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison Counties 22

3d Wheeling Creek Watershed. 22

Flows: catching parts of Belmont, Monroe Counties 22

3e Shade River Watershed. 23

Flows: parts of Meigs County. 23

3f Hocking River Watershed. 23

Flows: contains parts of Athens, Hocking, Fairfield Counties. 23

3g Raccoon Creek – Symmes Creek Watershed. 23

Flows: rolling over parts of Hocking, Athens, Meigs, Vinton, Jackson, Gallia Counties 23

3h Middle Ohio – White Oak Watershed. 23

Flows: we are talking about rainfall and snowmelt off part of Brown County. 24

3i Middle Ohio – Laughery Watershed. 24

Flows: rainfall and snowmelt from central Butler and Hamilton Counties 24

 4 Muskingum River Watersheds. 24

4a Tuscarawas River Watershed. 25

Flows: parts of Tuscarawas County. 25

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4b Wills Creek Watershed. 27

Flows: parts of Licking, Guernsey, Tuscarawas Counties. 27

4c Little Muskingum River Watershed. 27

Flows: parts of Washington, Noble, Monroe, Guernsey. 28

4d Mohican River Watershed. 28

Flows: catching parts of Richland County. 28

4e Walhonding River Watershed. 29

Flows: parts of Knox, Morrow, Ashland, Richland, Coshocton, Holmes Counties 29

- Walhonding River 29

4f Licking River Watershed. 29

Flows: parts of Licking County. 29

4g Muskingum River Watershed. 30

Flows: Morgan, Washington, Noble, Muskingum, Coshocton Counties. 30

5 Scioto River Watersheds. 30

Flows: trickling over parts of Madison, Union, Franklin, Pickaway, Champaign, Logan, Marion, Delaware, Morrow, Crawford, Licking, Knox, Fairfield Counties. 31

5b Paint Creek Watershed. 32

Flows: parts of Clinton County. 32

5c Lower Scioto Watershed. 33

Flows: Parts of Madison, Highland, Franklin counties. 33

5d Little Scioto Watershed. 33

- Tygart’s Creek. 33

6 Miami River Watersheds. 34

6a Upper Great Miami Watershed. 34

6a Upper Great Miami Watershed. 34

Flows: clearing parts of Hardin, Logan, Shelby, Miami, Darke and Montgomery Counties 34

6b Lower Great Miami Watersheds 35

Flows: take off from Hamilton and Butler Counties. 35

6c Little Miami Watershed. 36

Flows: sending water from Clark and Greene Counties. 36

Report Key. 37

Introduction

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

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

  • Rivers, creeks flowing much above normal or high (in the top 10% of flow volume recorded for that system) are shown in boldface;
  • flows that have breached action stage appear in red,
  • flows in flood stage appear in boldface red type.
  • Ice-affected flows are shown in italics.

Flow volume can change rapidly during snowmelt and rain events. All readings are posted as they appear as of our weekly update. During melting and rain events, check your local upstream station flow levels at the USGS WaterWatch Current Streamflow site or sign up for high flow alerts. Streamflow data is subject to review as sensors at the monitoring stations do malfunction from time to time. See USGS Provisional Data Statement at the end of this report for more information.

Impaired Water Bodies

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

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

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 throughout the year. While there is no safe level of lead in drinking water, and the maximum non-enforceable target for drinking water is set to 0, the EPA requires action steps be taken when more than 10% of customers are found to have 15 parts per billion lead at their taps, or 0.015 mg/l. Action level for copper is 1.3 mg/l.

  1. Southern Lake Erie Watersheds

1a Grand River Watershed

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

  • Grand River drains 685 sq miles in Lake County; the flow near Painesville is above normal, 191.5% above mean at 1230 cfs and 3.62 ft deep (flood stage 12.5 ft), 14.8°C and 252 µS/cm (update 05-09-22)

Groundwater Monitor

Geauga County – stable trend, small increase this week

USGS 412331081123000 GE-22 Groundwater monitoring station in Geauga County reporting 12.09 feet depth to water level, feet below land surface, Pottsville Formation (updated 04-21-2022)

1b Ashtabula River - Chagrin River Watershed

Flows: catching parts of Ashtabula, Lake, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Portage Counties

  • Conneaut Creek drains an area of 175 sq miles in Ashtabula County; at Conneaut station, the flow is normal, 84.8% above mean at 254 cfs and 2.36 ft deep; 13.5°C (updated 05-10-22)
  • Chagrin River drains an area of 246 sq miles of Lake County into Lake Erie. Flow at Willoughby station, normal, 57.2% above mean at 210 cfs and 3.61 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft) (updated 05-10-22)
  • Unnamed tributary to Chagrin River drains 7.69 sq miles of Cuyahoga County. The flow
  • at Pepper Pike is unrated, 4.84 cfs and 6.09 ft deep;
  • at Mayfield Village is unrated, 32.1% above mean at .59 cfs and .64 ft deep; (updated 05-10-22)
  • Euclid Creek drains an area of 5.13 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow
  • - at South Euclid is unrated, 1.39 cfs and .56 ft deep;
  • - at Cleveland is unrated, 50.9% above mean at 14.4 cfs and 2.31 ft deep (updated 05-10-22)
  • East Branch at Euclid Creek drains 7.11 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow
  • at Richmond Heights is unrated, 63.45% above mean at 5.59 cfs and 1.44 ft deep (updated 05-10-22)

1c Cuyahoga River Watershed

Flows: parts of Cuyahoga, Summit, Portage, and 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 above normal: 156.2% above mean at 315 cfs and 2.53 ft deep (flood stage 7ft);
  • at Old Portage, flow is above normal, 146.9% above mean at 671 cfs and 4.25 feet deep (flood at 10.5ft);
  • at Jaite station is unrated, 107% above mean at 976 cfs and 4.21 ft deep, 7.4°C;
  • at Independence station, flowing normal, 123% above mean at 1170 cfs and 4.75 ft deep, (flood at 17 ft), 15.2°C and 600 µS/cm;
  • at the Newburgh Heights station nearest the outlet in Cuyahoga County flow is not rated: 87.05% above mean at 1350 cfs; 13.9° (updated 05-10-22)
  • West Creek drains an area of 9.23 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow
  • at Pleasant Valley Rd near Parma is unrated, 52.9% above mean at .74 cfs and 9.19 ft deep (8.85 ft is minimum operating limit);
  • at Ridgewood Road, Parma is unrated, flowing 83.4% above mean at 4.18 cfs and 4.83 ft deep (flood stage 10ft);
  • at Brooklyn Heights (nearest to the outlet) is unrated, 71.5% above mean at 8.07 cfs and 1.25 ft deep. (updated 05-10-22)
  • Mill Creek gathers runoff and drains 12.9 sq miles in the Cuyahoga River watershed; the flow
  • at Garfield Heights is unrated, 4% above mean and 12.2 cfs and .83 ft deep;
  • at Garfield Parkway flow is unrated, 54.2% above mean at 6.15 cfs and 1.51 ft deep (flood stage 7.5 ft) (updated 05-10-22)
  • Big Creek drains an area of 35.3 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at Cleveland is unrated, 5% above mean at 41 cfs and 2.66 ft deep. (updated 05-10-22)
  • East Branch Big Creek collects flow from 19.2 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at Brooklyn is unrated, 7% above mean at 9.66 cfs and 2 ft deep. (reading same as last week) (updated 05-10-22)
  • Brandywine Creek drains an area of 16.4 sq miles in Summit County. The flow near Macedonia is unrated, 290.8% above mean at 42.4 cfs and 3.24 ft deep, (flood stage is 13 ft). (updated 05-10-22)
  • Indian Creek drains an area of 4.49 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at Macedonia is unrated, 88.45% above mean at 2.45 cfs and 1.09 ft deep (flood stage 9.5ft) (updated 05-10-22)
  • Tinkers Creek drains an area of 83.9 sq miles of Cuyahoga County, flow at Bedford is normal, 66.75% above mean at 91 cfs and 2.71 ft deep (flood at 9.5 ft). (updated 05-10-22)
  • Chippewa Creek drains an area of 17.5 sq miles in Cuyahoga County before joining the Cuyahoga River. The flow near Brecksville is unrated, 66.6% above mean at 11.3 cfs and 2.75 ft deep (updated 05-10-22)
  • Doan Brook drains an area of 8.2 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at MLK Jr. Dr Cleveland is unrated, 3.45 cfs and 1.81 ft deep. (updated 05-10-22)

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 above normal, 139% above mean flow, 412 cfs and 2.76 ft deep. (flood stage 9.5 ft) 15.2°C. Specific conductance 366 µS/cm. (updated 05-10-22)
  • Rocky River drains an area of 267 sq miles of Cuyahoga County into Lake Erie. Flow at Berea is above normal, 94.45% above mean, 259 cfs and 5.78 ft deep, (flood stage 14 ft), 14.9ºC. (updated 05-10-22)
  • East Branch Rocky River drains an area of 60.3 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow near Strongsville is 80% above mean and 62.7 cfs and 6.03 ft deep. (update 05-10-22)
  • Plum Creek drains 15.7 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow near Olmstead Falls is unrated, 62% above mean, 12.2 cfs and 2.01 ft deep (flood at 8ft). (updated 05-10-22)
  • Abram Creek drains an area of 8.12 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow
  • at Kolthoff Dr. is unrated, 73.1% above mean at 5.71 cfs and .56 ft;
  • at Brook Park is not rated, 1.7 ft deep (min operating limit .19ft) (updated 05-10-22)
  • Baldwin Creek drains an area of 8.9 sq miles in Cuyahoga County. The flow at Strongsville is unrated, 59.3% above mean at 5.75 cfs and 2.41 ft deep. (updated 05-10-22)

Groundwater Monitor

Ashland County

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

Periodic Measurement of these wells means that we will not have new measurements to report every week, we will continue to monitor the USGS site for updates and post accordingly. Checked for new measurements 4-18-22.

2 Western Lake Erie Watersheds

2a Huron River/Vermillion River

Flows: parts of Erie, Huron, Lorain Counties

  • Vermillion River drains an area of 262 sq miles of Lorain County into Lake Erie just east of Sandusky Bay. Flow at the Vermillion monitoring station is normal, 131.3% above mean, at 342 cfs and 3.1 ft deep (flood stage 9ft); (updated 05-10-22)
  • Huron River drains an area of 371 sq miles of Huron County into Lake Erie east of Sandusky Bay. Flow at the Milan station is flowing normal, 133.15% above mean at 398 cfs and 7.74 ft deep, (flood stage is 18 ft). 4°C, 513µS/cm (updated 05-10-22)
  • Old Woman Creek drains 22.1 sq miles in Erie County. At Berlin Rd near Huron, is normal, 87.6% above the mean, 14.6 cfs and 2.18 ft deep (updated 05-10-22)

 Groundwater Monitor – declining trend this week

Erie County - Site ‘3900 E10-OH: depth to water 41.42 ft as of 04-21-22

(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 above normal, 87.6% above mean at 82.7 cfs and 1.39 ft deep (floods at 8.5 ft);
  • near Upper Sandusky normal flow, 111.7% above mean at 297 cfs and 2.29 ft deep (flood at 13 ft);
  • normal flow at Fremont, 204.1% above mean at 2340 cfs and 3.04 ft deep (floods at 10ft); (05-10-22)
  • Honey Creek drains an area of 149 sq miles of Seneca County into Sandusky River. The flow at Melmore in Seneca County is much above normal, 267.9% above mean at 262 cfs and 3.65 ft deep. (05-10-22)
  • Rock Creek drains an area of 34.6 sq miles in Seneca County into the Sandusky River. The flow
  • at Republic is unrated, 86.5% above mean at 3.2 cfs and 4.38 ft deep;
  • at Tiffin is normal, 75.45% above mean at 17.7 cfs and 3.89 ft deep (updated 05-10-22)
  • Tymochtee Creek drains an area of 229 sq miles in Wyandot County into Sandusky River. The flow at Crawford is above normal, 85.7% above mean at 235 cfs and 3.14 ft deep (flood stage 8.5 ft). (updated 05-10-22)

Groundwater Monitor – stable trend

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

Hardin County Station ‘2600 HA-2A-OH 6.87 ft as at 04-21-2022 Bass Islands dolomite formation

(these sites are on periodic measurements, the records will be updated here as new measurements are posted on USGS Groundwater Watch.) (updated 04-24-22)

2c Blanchard River Watershed

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

  • Blanchard River drains 756 sq miles of Hancock and Putnam Counties into Auglaize River and on to Lake Erie. The flow measured
  • nearest the headwaters below Mt. Blanchard is unrated, 102.25% above mean at 87.2 cfs and 3.72 ft deep (flood at 14 ft);
  • above Findlay is 109.5% above mean at 202 cfs and 6.49 ft deep;
  • near Findlay is above normal, 98.9% above mean, 329 cfs and 1.93 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft), 16° C;
  • at Gilboa in Putnam County is unrated, 163.9% above mean at 514 cfs and 6.09 ft deep;
  • at Ottawa in Putnam County is unrated, 169.2% above mean at 764 cfs and 10.51 ft deep;
  • near Dupont is unrated, 143.6% above mean at 1210 cfs and 11.85 ft deep (updated 05-10-22)
  • Lye Creek drains an area of 18.8 sq miles. The flow above Findlay is 156.5% above mean at 11.5 cfs and 1.65 ft deep (flood stage is 6ft). (05-10-22)
  • Eagle Creek drains an area of 51 sq miles in Hancock County. Flow above Findlay is unrated, 66.9% above mean at 16.9 cfs and 3.09 ft deep (flood stage is 9ft) 16°C and 580 µ/cm (updated 05-10-22)
  • Riley Creek drains an area of 70.3 sq miles in Putnam County. The flow below Pandora is unrated, 502.3% above mean at 176 cfs and 4.35 ft deep. (updated 05-10-22)

2d Cedar River-Portage River Watershed

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

  • Portage River drains an area of 494 sq miles of at Sandusky County. The flow
  • at Woodville is above normal, 125.9% above mean, 464 cfs and 3.85 ft deep (flood stage 9ft) 15°C;
  • near Elmore the flow is unrated, 80.5% above mean at 465 cfs and 3.6 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft) (updated 05-10-22)

2e Auglaize River Watershed

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

  • Auglaize River drains an area of 2318 sq miles into Maumee River, where it empties into the western part of Lake Erie. The flow station
  • closest to headwaters is at Kossuth in Allen County. Flow here is unrated, 142% above mean at 206 cfs and 5.85 ft deep;
  • at Fort Jennings station is above normal, 152% above mean at 429 cfs and 4.01 ft deep (flood stage 13 ft);
  • near Dupont is unrated, 16.95 ft deep;
  • near Defiance is much above normal, 272.8% above mean, 5090 cfs and 9.45 ft deep (flood stage 21 ft) (updated 05-10-22)
  • Little Flat Rock Creek drains an area of 15.2 sq miles in Paulding County into the Auglaize River. The flow near Junction is unrated, 75% above mean, 3.45 cfs and 2.51 ft deep. (updated 05-10-22)
  • Little Auglaize River drains an area of 401 sq miles in Paulding County into Auglaize River. The flow at Melrose is unrated, 236.2% above mean at 632 cfs and 15.21 ft deep. (updated 05-10-22)

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, 284% above mean, 16800 cfs, 14.3°C and 380 µ/cm. (flood stage 11 ft) (updated 05-10-22)
  • Ottawa River drains an area of 350 sq miles in Lucas County directly into western Lake Erie. The flow
  • near Lima is unrated, 209.75% above mean, 114 cfs and 11.55 ft deep;
  • at Kalida is unrated, 167.2% above mean at 348 cfs and 5.74 ft deep (flood stage 19 ft);
  • University of Toledo at Toledo is normal 88.2% above mean, 105 cfs and 3.64 ft deep (flood stage 14.5 ft) (update 05-10-22)
  • Wolf Creek drains an area of 24.8 sq miles in Lucas County. The flow at Holland is unrated, 71.5% above mean at 29.5 cfs and 2.2 ft deep (flood stage 13 ft). (updated 05-10-22)
  • West Creek drains an area of 15.5 sq miles of Henry County before joining the Maumee River. Flow near Hamler is 115% above mean at 18 cfs and 3.33 ft deep. (updated 05-10-22)
  • South Turkeyfoot Creek drains an area of 116 sq miles of Henry County before joining the Maumee River. Flow at Shunk is unrated, 30.8% above mean at 51 cfs and 2.08 ft deep. (updated 05-10-22)

2g Upper Wabash River Watershed

Flows: from parts of Mercer, Darke Counties

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

 2h St. Mary’s River Watershed

Flows from Mercer, Van Wert

  • Mary’s River drains an area of 386 sq miles in Mercer and Van Wert Counties. From the headwaters in Mercer County, St. Mary’s flows west into Indiana into the Maumee River, which crosses back into Ohio and empties into Lake Erie. The flow
  • at Rockford is unrated, 363.4% above mean, 1230 cfs and 8.97 ft deep (flood stage 13 ft);
  • at Walcot Street at Willshire is unrated, 164.5% above mean at 1350 cfs and 8.64 ft deep. (updated 05-10-22)

2i Upper Maumee River Watershed

Flows: parts of Paulding and Defiance Counties

  • Maumee River drains an area of 2129 sq miles of Paulding County. The flow
  • at Antwerp in Paulding County is above normal, 263.3% above mean at 5510 cfs and 13.46 ft deep;
  • near Defiance flow is above normal, 277.8% above mean at 13800 cfs and 4.61 ft deep (flood at 14 ft), 14.7°C (flood stage 14 ft)(updated 05-10-22)
  • Platter Creek drains an area of 19.5 sq miles of Defiance County into the Maumee River. Flow near Sherwood is unrated, 88.1% above mean at 4.72 cfs and 1.83 ft deep. (updated 05-10-22)

2j Tiffin River

Flows: wetting parts of Williams, Defiance Counties

  • Tiffin River 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: above normal, 181.1% above mean, 628 cfs and 8.62 ft deep (flood stage 11 ft)
  • near Evansport, flow is 132.2% above mean at 965 cfs and 16.1 ft deep. (updated 05-10-22)
  • Bean Creek drains an area of 206 sq miles in Fulton County. The flow at Powers is above normal, 124.4% above mean at 265 cfs and 9.57 ft deep. (flood stage 15 ft) (updated 05-10-22)
  • Unnamed tributary to Lost Creek drains an area of 4.23 sq miles in Defiance County. The flow near Farmer is above normal, 43.65% above mean, 2.2 cfs and 1.59 ft deep. (updated 05-10-22)

2k St. Joseph River

Flows: Williams, Defiance, Lucas

  • Joseph River drains an area of 610 sq miles in Defiance County. The flow at Newville is above normal, 173% above mean, 994 cfs and 8.85 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft) (updated 05-10-22)

3 Ohio River Tributaries

3a Shenango River Watershed

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

Flows: caught from parts of Ashtabula, Trumbull, Mahoning

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

  • Pymatuning Creek drains an area of 96.7 sq miles in Trumbull County to join the Shenango River across the state line in Pennsylvania. The flow at Kinsman in Trumbull County is 7.83 ft deep, 16.3°C (05-10-22)
  • Shenango River (upper) drains an area of 584 sq miles including parts of Trumbull County in Ohio. The river flows on the PA side of the border, flow
  • at Pyamatuning Dam is above normal, 445.6% above mean, 739 cfs and 6.12 ft deep;
  • at Sharpsville is above normal, 287.1% above mean, 2100 cfs and 5.17 ft deep (flood stage 6.8ft). The water is 12.8° (05-10-22).

3b Mahoning River

Flows: draining parts of Stark, Mahoning, Trumbull

  • Mahoning River drains an area of 978 sq miles in portions of Stark and Trumbull Counties as it flows west to east, exiting the state via Trumbull County and joining Shenango River before reaching the Ohio River. The flow
  • at Alliance, nearest the headwaters in Stark County is not rated, 3.86 ft deep, 14.7°C;
  • below Berlin Dam near Berlin Centre is unrated, 317.6% above mean at 1090 cfs and 3.53 ft deep (flood stage 5.4ft), 11.2°C;
  • at Pricetown in Mahoning County is normal, 428.8% above mean at 1070 cfs and 4.77 ft deep (flood stage 8.1ft), 14.8°C;
  • at Leavittsburg is above normal, 219.4% above mean, 1380 cfs and 5.69 ft deep (flood stage 12.5), 14°C;
  • below West Ave at Youngstown is above normal, 207.8% above mean, 2160 cfs and 3.73 ft deep (flood stage 14ft) 14.3ºC and 314 µS/cm;
  • at Lowellville the flow is unrated, 215.7% above mean at 2490 cfs and 4.58 ft deep and 14.6°C, 363 µS/cm. (05-10-22)
  • West Branch Mahoning River drains an area of 82 sq miles in Portage County. The flow
  • near Ravenna is 32 ft deep, water temp 13.9ºC;
  • at Wayland is unrated, 235.1% above mean at 295 cfs and 5.61 ft deep. 10.8ºC (updated 05-10-22)
  • Crab Creek drains an area of 14 sq miles in Mahoning County before joining the Mahoning River at Youngstown. The flow at Youngstown is 4.59 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft). (updated 05-10-22)
  • Mosquito Creek drains an area of 97.5 sq miles in Trumbull County before joining the Mahoning River south of Warren City.
  • the headwaters, near Greene Centre, flow is unrated, 110.2% above mean at 11.7 cfs, 6.37 ft deep and 13.5°C;
  • below Mosquito Creek Dam near Cortland is unrated, 392.6% over mean at 410 cfs and 2.89 ft deep (flood stage 4.5 ft) 13.7° (updated 05-10-22)
  • Eagle Creek drains an area of 97.6 sq miles in Trumbull County, exiting the state before joining the Shenango River. Flow at Phalanx Station in Trumbull County is normal, 132.7% above mean at 83.6 cfs and 5.12 ft deep (flood stage 9.5 ft) (updated 05-10-22)

3c Little Beaver Watershed

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

  • Little Beaver River drains an area of 496 sq miles of Columbiana County into the Ohio River. The flow at East Liverpool is much above normal, 207.2% above mean at 1270 cfs and 5.11 ft deep. (05-10-22)
  • Yellow Creek drains an area of 147 sq miles in Jefferson County. Flow
  • at Amsterdam is unrated, 2.46 ft deep;
  • near Hammondsville is normal, 218.9% above mean at 442 cfs and 3.04 ft deep (05-10-22)
  • Short Creek drains an area of 123 sq miles in Jefferson County. Flow
  • at Dillonvale station, above normal, 179.4% above mean flow at 321 cfs, 3.69 ft deep (Flood Stage 9ft). (05-10-22)

3d Wheeling Creek Watershed

Flows: catching parts of Belmont, Monroe Counties

  • Wheeling Creek drains an area of 97sq miles in Belmont County. Flow is above normal below Blaine, 122.7% above mean flow at 187 cfs and 2.07 ft deep (Flood stage 6ft). (05-10-22)

3e Shade River Watershed

Flows: parts of Meigs County

  • Shade River drains an area of 156 sq miles in Meigs County. The monitoring station located near Chester is registering below normal flow, 40.1% above mean at 85.9 cfs and 5.6 ft deep (flood stage 17ft deep). 1°C (05-10-22)

3f Hocking River Watershed

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

  • Hocking River drains an area of 943 sq miles in Hocking County; the station
  • at Enterprise in Hocking reports normal flow, 124.3% above mean at 745 cfs and 2.92 ft deep (flood stage 12ft);
  • at Athens, above normal, 122.8% above mean flow, 1730 cfs and 6.56 ft deep (flood stage 20ft). (05-10-22)
  • Clear Creek drains an area of 89 sq miles in Hocking County, joining Hocking River; the station near Rockbridge in Hocking County reports below normal flow, 40.1% above mean, 101 cfs, and 1.58 ft deep. (05-10-22)

3g Raccoon Creek – Symmes Creek Watershed

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

  • Raccoon Creek drains an area of 585 sq miles in Gallia County. The monitoring station at Adamsville shows the river flowing normal, 169.3% above mean flow at 1660 cfs and 8.95 ft deep (flood stage 21ft). (05-10-22)
  • Symmes Creek drains 302 sq miles of Lawrence County into the Ohio River; at Aid, the flow is unrated, 307% above mean at 1420 cfs and 13.71 ft deep (flood stage 19ft deep). (05-10-22)

3h Middle Ohio – White Oak Watershed

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

  • White Oak Creek drains an area of 208 sq miles in Brown County; the flow above Georgetown is unrated, 35.7% above mean, 92.3 cfs and 4.27 ft deep. (05-10-22)

3i Middle Ohio – Laughery Watershed

Flows: rainfall and snowmelt from central Butler and Hamilton Counties

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

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

- at Evendale is unrated, 59.8% above mean at 97.4 cfs and 5.26 ft deep (flood stage 12ft);

- at Kemper Road at Sharonville is 3.91 ft deep;

- at East Sharon Rd in Sharonville the flow is unrated, 194.6% above mean, 72.3 cfs, 5.9 ft deep;

- at Reading flow is not ranked, 5.39 ft deep;

- at Carthage the flow is unrated, 50.3% above mean at 135 cfs and 6.05 ft deep (05-10-22)

  • West Fork Mill Creek drains an area of 29.9 sq miles in Hamilton County. The Reservoir near Greenhills is 675.71 ft deep. (updated 05-10-22)
  • Sharon Creek drains an area of 5.39 sq miles in Hamilton County. The flow at Sharonville is 1.84 ft deep. (updated 05-10-22)
  • Congress Run drains an area of 3.88 sq miles in Hamilton County. The flow near Carthage is unrated and 1.08 ft deep. (updated 05-10-22)

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 4 Muskingum River Watersheds

4a Tuscarawas River Watershed

Flows: parts of Tuscarawas County

  • Tuscarawas River drains an area of 2443 sq miles of Tuscarawas County before joining the Muskingum River. Flow
  • above Barberton is unrated, 45% above mean at 35.1 cfs and 3.45 ft deep, (flood stage 13 ft);
  • at Massillon is flowing above normal at 172.25% above mean at 782 cfs and 9.35 ft deep, (flood stage 18 ft);
  • below Dover Dam near Dover is 6.71 ft deep (flood stage 7.5 ft); action stage
  • at New Philadelphia is not rated, 6110 cfs and 5.37 ft deep (flood stage 7.5 ft); action stage
  • at Newcomerstown, flow is high, 322% above mean at 9880 cfs and 7.49ft deep, (Flood stage 11ft). (05-10-22)
  • Chippewa Creek drains an area of 50.4 sq miles in Wayne County. The flow at Miller Rd at Sterling is unrated, 164.4% above mean at 91.6 cfs and 2.53 ft deep. (05-10-22)
  • Sugar Creek drains an area of 311 sq miles in Tuscarawas County. The flow
  • near Beach City is unrated, 3.75 ft deep;
  • at Strasburg is above normal, 200.9% above mean at 633 cfs and 3.97 ft deep (updated 05-10-22)
  • Nimishillen Creek drains an area of 172 sq miles in Stark County. The flow at North Industry is above normal, 130.2% above mean, 283 cfs and 4.63 ft deep (flood stage 10 ft) (updated 05-10-22)
  • Middle Branch Nimishillen Creek drains 43 sq miles in Stark County. The flow at Canton is above normal, 126% above mean at 58.4 cfs and 2.03ft deep. (flood stage 6ft) (updated 05-10-22)
  • East Branch Nimishillen Creek drains an area of 15 sq miles in Stark County. The flow at Louisville is 4.53 ft deep (flood stage 11 ft)(updated 05-10-22)
  • West Branch Nimishillen Creek drains an area of 15.8 sq miles in Stark The flow at North Canton is unrated, 4.02 ft deep (flood stage 9 ft) (updated 05-10-22)
  • Sandy Creek drains an area of 253 sq miles in Stark County. The flow at Waynesburg is much above normal, 286.6% above mean flow at 844 cfs and 3.57 ft deep (flood stage 8 ft) (updated 05-10-22)
  • Willow Run drains an area of 7.8 sq miles in Carroll County. The flow near Dellroy is 3.93 ft deep, 13.8ºC, 128 µS/cm, (updated 05-10-22)
  • McGuire Creek drains an area of 48.3 sq miles in Carroll County. The flow
  • above Leesville Lake is 5.97 ft deep, 15.5ºC, 200 µS/cm;
  • near Leesville is much above normal, 284.3% above mean at 193 cfs and 4.29 ft deep; (updated 05-10-22)
  • North Fork McGuire Creek drains an area of 11.3 sq miles of Carroll County. The flow at Carrollton is unrated, 3.13 ft deep, 21.9ºC and 262 µS/cm. (updated 05-10-22)
  • Indian Fork drains an area of 70 sq miles in Tuscarawas County. The flow

- at Dellroy is 9.08 ft deep, 13.4ºC, 196 µS/cm;

- below Atwood Dam near New Cumberland is unrated, 138.7% above mean at 141 cfs and 9.89 ft deep (updated 05-10-22)

  • Bear Hole Run drains an area of 1.43 sq miles in Carroll County. The flow near Carrollton is 1.98 ft deep, 14.8ºC, 134 µS/cm (updated 05-10-22)
  • Stillwater Creek drains an area of 367 sq miles in Tuscarawas and Harrison Counties. The flow
  • above Piedmont Lake is unrated, 2.36 ft deep and 14.2ºC, 1260 µS/cm;
  • at Piedmont is unrated, 226% above mean at 374 cfs and 5.11 ft deep;
  • at Tippecanoe is unrated, 185.3% above mean at 582 cfs and 7.78 ft deep;
  • at Uhrichsville is unrated, 9.67 ft deep (flood stage 10 ft). (updated 05-10-22)
  • Little Stillwater Creek drains an area of 71.1 sq miles of Harrison County. Flow below Tappan Dam at Tappan is unrated, 757.3% above mean at 400 cfs and 5.89 ft deep. (updated 05-10-22)
  • Beaverdam Run drains an area of 3.5 sq miles in Harrison County. The flow above Tappan Lake is 1.03 ft deep, 13.1ºC, 111 µS/cm. (updated 05-10-22)
  • Standingstone Fork drains an area of 13.5 sq miles of Harrison County. The flow above Tappan Lake is unrated, 7.85 ft deep,12.5ºC, 885 µS/cm (updated 05-10-22)
  • Boggs Fork drains an area of 36.6 sq miles in Harrison County. The flow at Piedmont is unrated, 276% above mean at 121 cfs and 3.92 ft deep. (updated 05-10-22)
  • Brushy Fork drains an area of 70 sq miles in Harrison County. Flow
  • above Clendening Lake is unrated, 6.06 ft deep, 12.8ºC, 985 µS/cm;
  • near Tippecanoe is unrated, 110% above mean at 154 cfs and 10.31 ft deep. (updated 05-10-22)

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, 10.24 ft deep;
  • at Cambridge is normal, 182.2% above mean at 1040 cfs and 6.38 ft deep (flood stage 15ft);
  • below Wills Creek Dam at Wills Creek, flow is not rated, 10.88 ft deep. (05-10-22). 
  • Seneca Fork drains an area of 118 sq miles in Guernsey County before joining Wills Creek. The flow below Senecaville Dam near Senecaville is not rated, 433.5% above mean at 662 cfs and 7.88 ft deep. (05-10-22)
  • South Fork drains an area of 28.3 sq miles in Noble County before entering Senecaville Lake. The flow above Senecaville Lake is unrated, 4.89 ft deep, 15.5ºC, 403 µS/cm. (updated 05-10-22)
  • Beaver Creek drains an area of17 sq miles in Guernsey County before joining up with Wills Creek. The flow above Senecaville Lake is not rated, 4.48 ft deep, 15.9ºC and 710 µS/cm. (05-10-22)
  • Leatherwood Creek drains an area of 69.5 sq miles in Guernsey County. The flow near Kipling is not rated, 112.6% above mean at 94.6 cfs and 3.44 ft deep. (updated 05-10-22)

4c Little Muskingum River Watershed

Flows: parts of Washington, Noble, Monroe, Guernsey

  • Little Muskingum River drains an area of 210 sq miles of Washington County; at Bloomfield is flowing normal at 97.8% above mean, 306 cfs and 4.95 ft deep. (05-10-22)
  • Duck Creek drains an area of 260 sq miles in Washington County. The flow below Whipple is unrated, 160.3% above mean at 395 cfs and 2.99 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft) (updated 05-10-22)
  • East Fork Duck Creek drains an area of 99.5 sq miles in Noble County. Flow near Harrietsville not rated, 170.4% above mean at 179 cfs and 4.66 ft deep, (flood stage 17 ft) (updated 05-10-22)
  • West Fork Duck Creek drains an area of 84.5 sq miles in Washington County. The flow at Macksburg is not rated, 190.5% above mean at 121 cfs and 7.82 ft deep (flood stage 13 ft) (updated 05-10-22)

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, 2.79 ft deep, (flood stage 12ft);
  • below Pleasant Hill Dam near Perrysville is unrated, 3.43 ft deep; (05-10-22)
  • Black Fork Mohican River drains an area of 217 sq miles in Richland County. The flow
  • at Shelby is unrated, 70.8% above mean at 16 cfs and 6.13 ft deep (flood stage 15.5 ft);
  • below Charles Mill Dam near Mifflin is 71 ft deep (flood stage 1000 ft);
  • at Loudonville is 7.96 ft deep (flood stage 10 ft) (05-10-22)
  • Lake Fork drains an area of 271 sq miles in Ashland County. The flow below Mohicanville Dam at Mohicanville is 8.8 ft deep (flood stage 944 ft) (updated 05-10-22)
  • Rocky Fork drains an area of 66.7 sq miles of Richland County. The flow at Lucas is 4.42 ft deep. (updated 05-10-22)

4e Walhonding River Watershed

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

  • Walhonding River drains an area of 2191 sq miles in Coshocton County. The flow below Mohawk Dam
  • at Nellie is unrated, 10.41 ft deep;
  • below Randle is unrated, 5.44 ft deep (05-10-22)
  • Kokosing River drains an area of 202 sq miles in Knox County. At Mount Vernon station in Knox County, flow is normal, 104.2% above mean flow at 296 cfs and 3.75 ft deep (flood stage 14ft) (05-10-22)
  • Killbuck Creek drains an area of 464 sq miles in Holmes County. The flow at Killbuck in Holmes County is much above normal, 323.9% above mean flow at 1660 cfs and 14.16 ft deep (Flood Stage 15ft). (05-10-22)

4f Licking River Watershed

Flows: parts of Licking County

  • Licking River drains an area of 537 sq miles of Licking County before joining the Muskingum River. The flow monitor
  • near Newark is above normal, 154.2% above mean flow at 1070 cfs and 5.13 ft deep (flood Stage 14ft),
  • below Dillon Dam near Dillon Falls the flow is unrated, 10.41 ft deep. (05-10-22)
  • North Fork Licking River drains an area of 241 sq miles of Licking County;
  • at Utica in Licking County is above normal, 160.3% above mean at 161 cfs, 8.18 ft deep;
  • at Newark is .79 ft deep;
  • at Ohio Street in Newark, the flow is not rated, 4.74 feet deep. (05-10-22)
  • South Fork Licking River drains an area of 133 sq miles of Licking County. The station
  • at Kirkersville is unrated, 98.3% above historic mean at 60.6 cfs and 4.91 ft deep;
  • near Buckeye Lake flow is unrated, 873.19 ft deep (flood stage 880 ft)
  • near Hebron flow is above normal, 207.6% above historic mean at 364 cfs and 4.39 ft deep;
  • at Heath the flow is unrated, 264.7% above mean at 605 cfs and 6.68 ft deep. (05-10-22)
  • Raccoon Creek drains an area of 78.2 sq miles in Licking County. The flow
  • near Granville is unrated, 122.5% above mean at 128 cfs and 3.81 ft deep (flood stage 13 ft);
  • below Wilson St, Newark, unrated, 148.7% above mean at 218 cfs and 5.94 ft deep (flood stage 16 ft) (updated 05-10-22)

 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 much above normal, 255.3% at 16400 cfs and 13.58 ft deep (flood stage 15ft);
  • at Dresden in Muskingum County is flowing much above normal, 250.6% above mean at 22100 cfs and 15.86 ft deep (flood Stage 20 ft);
  • at Zanesville, unrated, 16.98 ft deep (flood stage 25 ft);
  • at McConnelsville in Morgan County, the river is flowing high, 324.7% above mean at 30200 cfs and 9.17 ft deep (flood stage 11ft).
  • at Beverly, unrated, 258% above mean at 30400 and 24.86 ft deep (05-10-22)
  • Mill Creek drains an area of 27.2 sq miles in Coshocton County. The flow near Coshocton is above normal, 163.3% above mean at 46.4 cfs and 2.21 ft deep. (updated 05-10-22)
  • Wakatomika Creek drains an area of 140 sq miles in Muskingum County. The flow near Frazeyburg has been monitored for 84 years, is above normal, 241.8% above mean at 442 cfs and 6.19 ft deep. (updated 05-10-22)
  • Salt Creek drains 75.7 sq miles of Muskingum County. Flow at Chandlersville is above normal, 222.9% above mean at 163 cfs and 4.84 ft deep. (updated 05-10-22)

5 Scioto River Watersheds

5a Upper Scioto Watershed

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

  • Upper Scioto River drains an area of 980 sq miles in Marion and Delaware The flow
  • at La Rue in Marion County is above normal, 189.7% above mean at 301 cfs, 3.94 ft deep, (flood Stage 12ft);
  • at Prospect in Delaware County is above normal, 181.7% above mean at 949 cfs and 4.26 ft deep (flood Stage 12ft), 17.1ºC, 516 µS/cm;
  • below O’Shaughnessy Dam near Dublin is above normal, 168.7% above mean at 1500 cfs, 5.85 ft deep;
  • at 5th Ave Columbus in Franklin County is unrated, 169% above mean flow at 2070 cfs and 9.82 ft deep;
  • at Columbus flowing much above normal, 326% above mean at 4900 cfs and 10.49 ft deep, (flood stage 24 ft);
  • near Commercial Point in Pickaway County the flow is unrated, 240% above mean at 7300 cfs and 15.56 ft deep. (05-10-22)
  • Mill Creek drains an area of 178 sq miles in Delaware County. The flow at Bellepoint has been monitored for 77 years, above normal, 75.7% above mean at 151 cfs and 2.38 ft deep (update 05-10-22)
  • Whetsone Creek drains an area of 37.9 sq miles in Morrow County. The flow at Mt. Gilead is unrated, 56.1% above mean at 32.4 cfs and 2.77 ft deep (flood stage 9 ft) (update 05-10-22)
  • Big Walnut Creek drains an area of in Delaware County. The flow
  • at Sunbury is normal, 53.8% above mean at 79.4 cfs and 5.15 ft deep;
  • at Central College is normal at 122.2% above mean at 355 cfs and 4.43 ft deep, (flood stage 11.7 ft);
  • at Rees flow is much above normal, 275% above mean at 1270 cfs and 4.23 ft deep (updated 05-10-22)
  • Little Darby Creek drains an area of 162 sq miles in Madison County. The flow at West Jefferson is not rated, 106.5% above mean at 330 cfs and 6.94 ft deep. (05-10-22)
  • Big Darby Creek drains an area of 534 sq miles in Pickaway County. The streamflow gauge at Darbyville shows above normal 158.3% above mean at 976 cfs and 4.13 ft deep. (05-10-22)
  • Hellbranch Run drains an area of 35.8 sq miles in Franklin County. The flow at Harrisburg is unrated, 142.2% above historic mean at 53.1 cfs and 5.17 ft deep (05-10-22)
  • Alum Creek drains an area of 189 sq miles in Delaware County. The flow
  • near Kilbourne is unrated, 37.15% above mean at 37.8 cfs and 2.59 ft deep;
  • at Africa is above normal, 221% above mean at 285 cfs and 2.61 feet deep; 13.4ºC;
  • at Columbus is not rated, 5.03 ft deep; (05-10-22)
  • Olentangy River drains an area of 157 sq miles in Marion County, 393 sq miles by the time it reaches Delaware. The flow
  • at Claridon in Marion County has been monitored for 51 years. Flow is unrated, 2.74 ft deep;
  • near Delaware in Delaware County is normal, 323.6% above mean at 1300 cfs and 4.11 ft deep (flood Stage 9ft);
  • near Worthington is much above normal, 463% above mean, 2630 cfs and 5.28 ft deep;
  • at Columbus is unrated, 361.9% above mean at 3580 cfs and 715.58 ft deep. (05-10-22)

 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 normal, 202.6% above mean, 604 cfs and 3.72 ft deep;
  • near Bainbridge is not rated, 7.6 ft deep, 14.7ºC;
  • near Bourneville is much above normal, 357% above mean at 5260 and 8.28 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft);
  • at Chillicothe, the flow is normal at 276.5% above historic mean at 5410 cfs and 11.6 ft deep. (05-10-22)
  • Rattlesnake Creek drains an area of 209 sq miles in Highland County. The flow at Centerfield is 3.26 ft deep. (updated 05-10-22)
  • Rocky Fork Creek drains an area of 140 sq miles in Highland County. The flow at Barretts Mills is normal, 107.5% above mean at 215 cfs and 2.99 ft deep. (05-10-22)

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, 244.7% above mean at 8520 cfs and 8.06 ft deep;
  • at Chillicothe in Ross County, flow has been monitored for 100 years, flow is much above normal, 302% at 12900 cfs and 8.3 ft deep (flood stage 16 ft);
  • at Higby in Ross County is much above normal, 292.7% above mean flow at 18400 cfs and 9.42 ft deep;
  • at Piketon in Pike County is not rated, 256% above mean, 21300 cfs, and 13.21 ft deep.(flood stage 20 ft) (05-10-22)
  • Deer Creek drains an area of 228 sq miles in Madison County. The flow
  • at Mount Sterling is normal, 95.25% above mean at 299 cfs and 5.15 ft deep;
  • near Pancoastburg is not rated, 5.5 ft deep;
  • at Williamsport the flow is not rated, 8.04 ft deep (05-10-22)
  • Walnut Creek drains an area of 274 sq miles. The flow at Ashville is unrated, 212% above mean, 482 cfs and 6.76 ft deep. (05-10-22)

5d Little Scioto Watershed

  • Tygart’s Creek drains 242 sq miles in Greenup County. The flow near Greenup, KY is normal, 57.7% above the mean, 220 cfs and 3.55 ft deep. (05-10-22)

6 Miami River Watersheds

6a Upper Great Miami Watershed

6a Upper Great Miami Watershed

Flows: clearing parts of Hardin, Logan, Shelby, Miami, Darke 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 above normal, 226.3% above mean at 1190 cfs and 3.6 ft deep (flood stage 10ft);
  • at Piqua flow is unrated, 237.3% over mean at 1500 cfs and 3.25 ft deep (flood stage is 14 ft);
  • at Troy is above normal, 145.7% above mean at 1530 cfs and 4.14 ft deep (flood stage 14 ft);
  • at Taylorsville is above normal, 195.3% above mean at 2110 cfs and 5.16 ft deep (flood stage 22 ft) (updated 05-10-22)
  • Loramie Creek drains an area of 257 sq miles in Shelby County. The flow
  • near Newport is above normal, 116.5% above mean, 135 cfs and 4.27 ft deep;
  • at Lockington in Shelby County is above normal, 164.5% above mean, 285 cfs and 2.58 ft deep. (flood stage 35 ft) (updated 05-10-22)
  • Bokengehalas Creek drains an area of 40.4 sq miles of Logan County. The station at de Graff is not rated, 128.75% above mean flow at 78.6 cfs and 2.04 ft deep; (updated 05-10-22)
  • Mad River drains a combined area of 635 sq miles in Clark, Champaign, Greene and Logan Counties. Flow
  • at West Liberty is unrated, 85.7% above mean, 59.3 cfs and 2.86 feet deep;
  • near Urbana is above normal, 151.9% above mean at 298 cfs and 3.53 ft deep, (flood stage 11 ft);
  • at St. Paris Pike is normal, 125.5% above mean, 486 cfs and 7 ft deep;
  • at Springfield is above normal, 172% above mean at 1170 cfs and 2.37 ft deep (flood stage 8ft);
  • near Dayton is above normal, 167.6% above mean, 1560 cfs and 4.94 ft deep (flood stage 25ft) (updated 05-10-22)
  • Greenville Creek drains an area of 193 sq miles in Warren and Darke Counties. The flow near Bradford is normal, 87.5% above mean, 178 cfs and 2.12 ft deep. (updated 05-10-22)
  • Stillwater River drains an area of 503 sq miles in Miami County. The flow
  • at Pleasant Hill is normal, 88.15% above mean, 372 cfs and 2.26 ft deep, 19.6°C;
  • at Englewood is flowing normal, 86.4% above mean at 599 cfs and 4.27 ft deep (flood stage 58 ft) (05-10-22)

6b Lower Great Miami Watersheds

Flows: take off from Hamilton 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, 141.9% above mean at 4420 cfs and 27 ft deep (flood stage 41ft);
  • at Miamisburg, Montgomery County flow is above normal, 182.5% above mean at 4960 cfs and 6.59 ft deep (flood stage 16ft);
  • at Franklin the flow is unrated, 160.5% above mean at 5130 cfs and 3.81 ft deep (flood stage 14 ft);
  • at Middletown flow is unrated, 106.5% above mean at 5720 cfs and 4.41 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft) no data°C;
  • at Hamilton flow is above normal, 6% above mean at 6750 cfs and 64.78 feet deep (flood stage 75ft);
  • at Miamitown the flow is unrated, 4.86 ft deep (flood stage 16ft) (updated 05-10-22)
  • Wolf Creek drains an area of 68.7 sq miles in Montgomery County into the Great Miami River. The flow at Dayton is normal, 53.9% above mean flow at 56.6 cfs and 1.6 ft deep (updated 05-10-22)
  • Holes Creek drains an area of 18.7 sq miles in Montgomery County into the Great Miami River. The flow near Kettering is unrated, 31.8% above mean at 10.7 cfs and 2.56 ft deep. (updated 05-10-22)
  • Twin Creek drains an area of 275 sq miles of Montgomery County into the Great Miami River. The flow near Germantown is normal, 80.4% above mean at 229 cfs and 2.28 ft deep (flood stage 62 ft). (updated 05-10-22)
  • Sevenmile Creek drains 69 sq miles of Preble County into the Great Miami River. The flow at Camden is normal, 76.2% above mean at 73.8 cfs and 3.72 ft deep. (updated 05-10-22)

6c Little Miami Watershed

Flows: sending water from Clark and Greene Counties

  • Little Miami River drains an area of 1203 sq miles in Clark and Greene Counties. The flow
  • near Oldtown is above normal, 120.8% above mean at 208 cfs and 10.46 ft deep, 18.8°C;
  • near Spring Valley is unrated, 4.49 ft deep (flood stage 11ft);
  • at Milford is above normal, 224.7% above mean, 3430 cfs, and 8.07 ft deep (flood stage 17ft) (updated 05-10-22)
  • East Fork Little Miami River drains an area of 476 sq miles in Clermont County. Flow
  • at Williamsburg is unrated, 55.6% above mean at 151 cfs and 1.6 ft deep;
  • below Harsha Dam near Bantam in Clermont County is 16.48 ft deep, water temperature is 18.6°C;
  • at Perintown is normal, 39.7% above mean at 450 cfs and 3.32 ft deep (flood stage 19ft) (updated 05-10-22)
  • Massies Creek drains an area of 63.2 sq miles in Greene County into the Little Miami River. The flow at Wilberforce is above normal, 122.5% above mean at 111 cfs and 3.14 ft deep (updated 05-10-22)
  • Caesar Creek drains an area of 239 sq miles in Warren County into the Little Miami River. The flow near Wellman is unrated, 10.52 ft deep and 11.8°C (updated 05-10-22)
  • O’Bannon Creek drains an area of 54 sq miles in Clermont County. The flow at Loveland is unrated, 63.6% above mean flow, 31.2 cfs and 1.31 ft deep; (updated 05-10-22)

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