Big Darby Creek- I-70 to I-71- Historical Data

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Ohio EPA has sampled the Big Darby Creek I-70 to I-71 subwatershed 56 times at a total of 16 sites since 1979.   This main stem of Big Darby subwatershed is classified Exceptional Warm Water Habitat (EWH) while some of the tributaries are classified Warm Water Habitat (WWH).  Available pictures near each site can be accessed by clicking on the (u) for the upstream view of the site or the (d) for the downstream view next to the site number.  More pictures are available in the Big Darby I-70 to I-71 picture album or map

Site # 

Stream(designation) 

River Mile 

Location Date Sampled  Type 

Drainage Area (mi2) 

IBIa (Fish)  Mod. Iwbb  ICIc (Bugs)  QHEId  Attainment
-  Big Darby Creeke  41.5 Downstream High Free Pike 7/24/1997 Fish  243 50 8.8 -  65.5 Partial
-  Big Darby Creeke  41.3 Downstream High Free Pike 1997 Bugs  243 -  -  48 -  Full
1 (u) (d) Big Darby Creeke  39.2/38.8  US 40 8/5/1990 Fish and Bugs  247 56 10 42 84 Full
1 Big Darby Creeke  39.2/39.1  US 40 10/6/1992 Fish and Bugs  247 54 9.5 34 86.5 Partial
1 Big Darby Creeke  39.2 US 40 10/13/1993 Fish and Bugs  247 56 9.3 E  -  Full
1 Big Darby Creeke  39.2/39.1  US 40 9/22/1997 Fish and Bugs  247 53 8.8 48 88 Partial
1 Big Darby Creeke  38.9 US 40 9/22/1997 Fish  247 52 9 -  93 Full
1 Big Darby Creeke  38.9 US 40 7/5/2001 Fish  247 51 9 52 82.5 Full
-  Big Darby Creeke  38.3 Downstream US 40 1997 Bugs  249 -  -  52 -  Full
-  Big Darby Creeke  36.7 Reibel Rd. 7/14/1981 Fish  250 41.3 7.9 -  -  Non
-  Big Darby Creeke  36.3 Reibel Rd. 6/29/1979 Fish  250 48 8.6 28 -  Partial
2 (u) (d) Big Darby Creeke  34.2 Alkire Rd. 8/11/1988 Fish  253 52 9.8 -  -  Full
2 Big Darby Creeke  34.2 Alkire Rd. 7/29/1998 Fish  253 56 9.7 -  -  Full
2 Big Darby Creeke  34.2 Alkire Rd. 2001 Bugs  253 -  -  52 -  Full
2 Big Darby Creeke  34.2 Alkire Rd. 6/25/2003 Fish  253 42 8 -  -  Non
-  Big Darby Creeke  34.1 Downstream Little Darby Creek 8/27/1997 Fish  432 48 8.8 -  -  Partial
-  Big Darby Creeke  34.1 Downstream Little Darby Creek 7/5/2001 Fish  432 55 10.1 -  93.5 Full
-  Big Darby Creeke  34.0/33.8  Downstream Little Darby Creek 8/8/1997 Fish and Bugs  432 51 9.7 52 93 Full
-  Big Darby Creeke  33.7 Downstream Little Darby Creek 10/1/1985 Fish  432 56 6.2 -  -  Partial
-  Big Darby Creeke  33.7 Downstream Little Darby Creek 9/23/1986 Fish  432 57 6.3 -  -  Partial
-  Big Darby Creeke  33.7 Downstream Little Darby Creek 9/28/1987 Fish  432 54 6.4 -  -  Partial
-  Big Darby Creeke  33.6/33.5  Downstream Little Darby Creek 7/2/1979 Fish and Bugs  432 56 10.5 42 -  Full
-  Big Darby Creeke  33.6 Downstream Little Darby Creek 9/15/1981 Fish  432 41.3 7.6 -  -  Non
-  Big Darby Creeke  33.5/33.2  Downstream Little Darby Creek 8/5/1992 Fish and Bugs  433 51 10.7 46 -  Full
-  Big Darby Creeke  33.5 Downstream Little Darby Creek 8/26/1997 Fish  432 47 9.1 -  -  Full
-  Big Darby Creeke  31.8 Upstream Smith Ditch 7/19/1979 Fish  446 46 10.1 -  80.5 Full
3 (u) (d) Smith Ditche  2.1 Georgesville Wrightsville Rd. 9/5/2001 Fish  6 52 5.8 E  77.5 Full
4 (u) (d) Smith Ditche  0.3/0.2  Biggert Rd. 9/5/2001 Fish  7 28 4.1 E  73 Partial
5 Trib. to Smith Ditch (RM 0.06)e  0.2 Biggert Rd. 9/5/2001 Fish  1 50 4.4 -  67 Full
-  Big Darby Creeke  30.9 Upstream State Route 665 7/16/1981 Fish  447 34 6.6 -  -  Non
-  Big Darby Creeke  30.7 Upstream State Route 665 7/16/1981 Fish  447 48 8.8 -  - Partial
   
-  Big Darby Creeke  30.3 State Route 665 9/19/1984 Fish  448 48 5.4 -  -  Partial
-  Big Darby Creeke  30.1 State Route 665 7/19/1979 Fish  448 56 9.2 -  83.5 Full
-  Big Darby Creeke  30.1 State Route 665 7/16/1981 Fish  448 40 7.7 -  -  Non
-  Big Darby Creeke  29.9 Downstream State Route 665 7/10/1981 Fish  448 37 6.5 -  -  Non
-  Big Darby Creeke  29.7 Downstream State Route 665 7/17/1981 Fish  448 34 6.8 -  -  Non
-  Big Darby Creeke  29.6 Downstream State Route 665 7/10/1981 Fish  448 33 6.9 -  -  Non
6 Big Darby Creeke  29.4/29.3  Harrisburg Georgesville Rd. 9/25/1997 Fish and Bugs  449 54 9.6 48 -  Full
6 Big Darby Creeke  29.3 Harrisburg Georgesville Rd. 8/17/1981 Fish  449 45.3 8.8 -  83 Partial
6 Big Darby Creeke  29.3 Harrisburg Georgesville Rd. 8/17/1992 Fish  449 56 9.8 -  94 Full
6 Big Darby Creeke  29.2 Harrisburg Georgesville Rd. 9/10/1981 Fish  449 37.2 7.8 -  -  Non
6 Big Darby Creeke  29.2 Harrisburg Georgesville Rd. 8/9/1988 Fish  449 52 9.6 -  -  Full
6 Big Darby Creeke  29.1 Harrisburg Georgesville Rd. 9/25/1997 Fish  449 45 8.2 -  63.5 Non
6 Big Darby Creeke  29.1 Harrisburg Georgesville Rd. 8/22/2001 Fish  449 54.7 10.8 -  86 Full
6 Big Darby Creeke  29.0 Harrisburg Georgesville Rd. 8/24/1981 Fish  449 45.2 8.9 -  -  Non
6 Big Darby Creeke  28.8 Harrisburg Georgesville Rd. 7/20/1979 Fish  449 50 8.1 -  -  Partial
6 Big Darby Creeke  28.8 Harrisburg Georgesville Rd. 8/17/1981 Fish  449 41.4 8.4 -  -  Non
6 Big Darby Creeke  28.6 Harrisburg Georgesville Rd. 2002 Bugs  450 -  -  E  -  Full
-  Big Darby Creeke  27.6 Downstream Harrisburg Georgesville Rd. 8/17/1981 Fish  452 39.7 8.8 -  -  Non
7 Big Darby Creek  27.1/26.9  Upstream I-71 9/29/1992 Fish and Bugs  453 53 10 50 -  Full
7 Big Darby Creeke  26.9 Upstream I-71 1997 Bugs  453 -  -  48 -  Full
7 Big Darby Creeke  26.9 Upstream I-71 2001 Bugs  453 -  -  54 -  Full
7 Big Darby Creeke  26.7 Upstream I-71 7/20/1979 Fish  453 56 9.6 -  85.5 Full
7 Big Darby Creeke  26.7 Upstream I-71 7/31/1981 Fish  453 45.7 8.8 -  -  Partial
8 (u) (d) Gay Runf  2.2 Boyd Rd. 8/7/2001 Fish and Bugs  1 46 4.8 G  66.5 Full
-  Big Darby Creeke  26.3 I-71 10/14/1993 Fish  454 53 10 -  -  Full

a. IBI=Index of Biotic Integrity

b. Mod. Iwb= Modified Index of Well-being

c. Narrative evaluation is used in lieu of Invertebrate Community Index (ICI) for qualitative samples: E=Excellent and G= Good

d. QHEI=Qualitative Habitat Evaluation Index

e. Exceptional Warm Water Habitat (EWH)

f. Warm Water Habitat (WWH)

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