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Ohio EPA has sampled the Hellbranch subwatershed 102 times at a total of 16 sites since 1981.   This main stem of  Hellbranch is classified Warm Water Habitat (WWH).  Downstream RM 3.7, the main stem is WWH but  Exceptional Warm Water Habitat (EWH) has been recommended.  Clover Groff and Hamilton Ditch are classified WWH downstream RM 0.5 and RM 0.8 respectively while upstream portions are classified Modified Warm Water Habitat (MWH).  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 Hellbranch picture album or map

Site # 

Stream(designation) 

River Mile 

Location Date Sampled  Type 

Drainage Area (mi2) 

IBIa (Fish)  Mod. Iwbb  ICIc (Bugs)  QHEId  Attainment
1 (u) (d) Clover Groff Ditche 4.7 Roberts Rd. 07/06/2001 Fish and Bugs   3.8  18.0  2.93 VP 22.0 Non
- (u) (d) Clover Groff Ditche 2.7 Riverstone Dr. 08/05/1993 Fish   5.3  24.0  6.17 - 42.5 Full
- Clover Groff Ditche 2.7 Riverstone Dr. 09/28/1993 Fish   5.3  24.0  5.40 - 42.5 Full
- Clover Groff Ditche 2.7 Riverstone Dr. 1993 Fish   5.3  24.0  5.79 - 42.5 Full
- Clover Groff Ditche 2.5 Feder Rd. 1991 Bugs   5.3 - - 10 - Non
2 Clover Groff Ditchf 0.9 Broad St. 09/09/1992 Fish   6.7  36.0  7.05 - 62.0 Full
2 Clover Groff Ditchf 0.9 Broad St. 1992 Fish   6.7  33.0  6.11 - 62.0 Non
2 Clover Groff Ditchf 0.8 Broad St. 07/30/1997 Fish and Bugs   6.7  36.0  5.15 18 57.5 Partial
2 Clover Groff Ditchf 0.8 Broad St. 09/10/1997 Fish   6.7  34.0  5.40 - 57.5 Non
2 Clover Groff Ditchf 0.8 Broad St. 1997 Fish   6.7  35.0  5.28 - 57.5 Non
2 Clover Groff Ditchf 0.8 Broad St. 07/09/2001  Fish and Bugs   6.7  28.0  3.92 20 61.5 Non
2 Clover Groff Ditchf 0.6/0.9 Broad St. 07/22/1992 Fish and Bugs   6.7  30.0  5.17 20 62.0 Non
3 (u) (d) Hamilton Ditche 3.4 Upstream Walker Rd. 2001 Fish and Bugs   3.0  16.0  2.10 F 21.0 Non
- Hamilton Ditche 2.2 Upstream Feder Rd. 08/05/1993 Fish and Bugs   4.9  26.0  3.85 14 61.5 Partial
- Hamilton Ditche 2.2 Upstream Feder Rd. 09/28/1993 Fish   4.9  12.0  2.33 - 61.5 Non
- Hamilton Ditche 2.2 Upstream Feder Rd. 1993 Fish   4.9  19.0  3.09 - 61.5 Non
- Hamilton Ditchf 1.3 Downstream Feder Rd. 07/28/1992 Fish   5.8  30.0  6.33 - 40.0 Non
- Hamilton Ditchf 1.3 Downstream Feder Rd. 09/09/1992 Fish   5.8  26.0  6.23 - 40.0 Non
4 (u) (d) Hamilton Ditchf 0.5 Broad St. 07/09/2001 Fish and Bugs   9.4  24.0  3.32 40 36.5 Non
4 Hamilton Ditchf 0.4 Broad St. 07/29/1997 Fish and Bugs   9.4  34.0  4.06 26 - Non
4 Hamilton Ditchf 0.4 Broad St. 09/10/1997 Fish   9.4  26.0  6.02 - - Non
4 Hamilton Ditchf 0.4 Broad St. 1997 Fish   9.4  30.0  5.04 - - Non
4 Hamilton Ditchf 0.3 Broad St. 1992 Bugs   9.4 - - 8 - Non
5 Hellbranch Runf 10.3/9.4 Upstream Alton Rd. 08/08/2001 Fish and Bugs  23.7/24.8  38.0  7.42 46 39.5 Partial
5 Hellbranch Runf 10.3 Upstream Alton Rd. 10/05/2001 Fish  23.7  34.0  6.09 - 39.5 Non
5 Hellbranch Runf 10.3 Upstream Alton Rd. 2001 Fish  23.7  36.0  6.76 - 39.5 Partial
5 Hellbranch Runf 10.2 Upstream Alton Rd. 07/28/1992 Fish and Bugs  23.7  34.0  6.94 30 47.5 Non
5 Hellbranch Runf 10.2 Upstream Alton Rd. 09/10/1992 Fish  23.7  34.0  8.33 - 47.5 Partial
5 Hellbranch Runf 10.1 Upstream Alton Rd. 07/27/1990 Fish  23.7  28.0  5.32 - - Non
5 Hellbranch Runf 10.1 Upstream Alton Rd. 09/05/1990 Fish  23.7  34.0  6.97 - - Non
5 Hellbranch Runf 10.1 Upstream Alton Rd. 1990 Fish and Bugs  23.7  31.0  6.15 MG - Partial
7 (u) (d) Hellbranch Runf 8.8 Upstream O'Harra Rd. 08/05/1993 Fish  26.1  24.0  6.21 - 64.5 Non
7 Hellbranch Runf 8.8 Upstream O'Harra Rd. 09/22/1993 Fish  26.1  32.0  6.99 - 64.5 Partial
7 Hellbranch Runf 8.8 Upstream O'Harra Rd. 1993 Fish and Bugs  26.1  28.0  6.60 F 64.5 Non
 
- Hellbranch Runf 7.6 Alkire Rd. 1992 Bugs  26.9 - - 40 - Full
- Hellbranch Runf 7.6 Alkire Rd. 08/05/1993 Fish  26.9  38.0  7.45 - 69.5 Partial
- Hellbranch Runf 7.6 Alkire Rd. 09/23/1993 Fish  26.9  42.0  7.85 - 69.5 Full
- Hellbranch Runf 7.6 Alkire Rd. 1993 Fish and Bugs  26.9  40.0  7.65 20 69.5 Partial
- Hellbranch Runf 7.4 Alkire Rd. 07/28/1992 Fish  27.9  32.0  6.71 - 74.5 Non
- Hellbranch Runf 7.4 Alkire Rd. 09/10/1992 Fish  27.9  36.0  7.94 - 74.5 Full
- Hellbranch Runf 7.4 Alkire Rd. 1992 Fish 27.9  34.0  7.33 - 74.5 Non
- Hellbranch Runf 7.4 Alkire Rd. 08/02/2001 Fish  27.9  36.0  8.25 - 51.0 Full
- Hellbranch Runf 7.4 Alkire Rd. 10/05/2001 Fish  27.9  28.0  8.09 - 51.0 Partial
- Hellbranch Runf 7.4 Alkire Rd. 2001 Fish and Bugs  27.9  32.0  8.17 48 51.0 Partial
- (u) (d) Hellbranch Runf 6.6 Upstream Johnson Rd. 1991 Bugs  28.7 - - 18 - Non
8 (u) (d) Hellbranch Runf 6.2 Near Oakhurst Knolls 09/23/1997 Fish  30.2  40.0  7.73 - 45.5 Partial
8 Hellbranch Runf 6.2 Near Oakhurst Knolls 1997 Fish  30.2  40.0  7.19 - 45.5 Partial
8 Hellbranch Runf 6.1 Near Oakhurst Knolls 07/28/1992 Fish  30.2  46.0  7.38 - 43.5 Partial
8 Hellbranch Runf 6.1 Near Oakhurst Knolls 09/10/1992 Fish  30.2  50.0  8.91 - 43.5 Full
8 Hellbranch Runf 6.1 Near Oakhurst Knolls 1992 Fish  30.2  48.0  8.15 - 43.5 Full
8 Hellbranch Runf 6.0/6.2 Near Oakhurst Knolls 07/30/1997 Fish and Bugs  30.2  40.0  6.65 22 45.5 Partial
8 Hellbranch Runf 5.9 Near Oakhurst Knolls 1992 Bugs  30.5 - - 32 - Full
8 Hellbranch Runf 5.8 Downstream Oakhurst Knolls WWTP 1992 Bugs  30.5 - - 28 - Non
8 Hellbranch Runf 5.8 Downstream Oakhurst Knolls WWTP 1997 Bugs  30.5 - - 22 - Non
8 Hellbranch Runf 5.8 Downstream Oakhurst Knolls WWTP 08/02/2001 Fish and Bugs  30.5  38.0  9.01 G 65.5 Full
8 Hellbranch Runf 5.8 Downstream Oakhurst Knolls WWTP 09/19/2001 Fish  30.5  32.0  7.31 - 65.5 Non
8 Hellbranch Runf 5.8 Downstream Oakhurst Knolls WWTP 2001 Fish  30.5  35.0  8.16 - 65.5 Partial
- Hellbranch Runf 5.2 Grove City Rd. 1991 Bugs  31.2 - - 16 - Non
- Hellbranch Runf 5.2 Grove City Rd. 1991 Bugs  31.2 - - 16 - Non
 
- Hellbranch Rung 5 Grove City Rd. 07/29/1997 Fish  31.5  48.0  7.23 - 75.0 Partial
- Hellbranch Rung 5 Grove City Rd. 09/23/1997 Fish  31.5  48.0  7.64 - 75.0 Partial
- Hellbranch Rung 5 Grove City Rd. 1997 Fish  31.5  48.0  7.43 - 75.0 Partial
- Hellbranch Rung 4.8/5.1 Grove City Rd. 07/29/1992 Fish and Bugs  31.5  46.0  6.83 24 88.0 Partial
- Hellbranch Rung 4.8 Grove City Rd. 09/10/1992 Fish  31.5  44.0  7.71 - 88.0 Non
- HellbranchNon Rung 4.8 Grove City Rd. 1992 Fish  31.5  45.0  7.27 - 88.0 Non
9 (u) (d) Hellbranch Rung 3.8 Beatty Rd. 07/28/1992 Fish and Bugs  32.6  46.0  8.77 34 85.0 Partial
9 Hellbranch Rung 3.8 Beatty Rd. 09/11/1992 Fish  32.6  46.0  8.84 - 85.0 Partial
9 Hellbranch Rung 3.8 Beatty Rd. 1992 Fish  32.6  46.0  8.81 - 85.0 Partial
9 Hellbranch Rung 3.7 Beatty Rd. 08/08/2001 Fish and Bugs  32.6  46.0  8.94 50 83.5 Full
9 Hellbranch Rung 3.7 Beatty Rd. 09/20/2001 Fish  32.6  48.0  9.11 - 83.5 Full
9 Hellbranch Rung 3.7 Beatty Rd. 2001 Fish  32.6  47.0  9.02 - 83.5 Full
  
10 Hellbranch Rung 1.2 Lambert Rd. 09/11/1992 Fish  35.3  52.0  9.22 - 85.5 Full
10 Hellbranch Rung 1.2 Lambert Rd. 1992 Fish  35.3  50.0  9.11 - 85.5 Full
10 Hellbranch Rung 1.0 Lambert Rd. 07/24/1981 Fish  35.3  44.0  7.24 - 76.0 Non
10 Hellbranch Rung 1.0 Lambert Rd. 08/05/1981 Fish  35.3  48.0  8.22 - 76.0 Partial
10 Hellbranch Rung 1.0 Lambert Rd. 09/01/1981 Fish  35.3  50.0  8.76 - 76.0 Partial
10 Hellbranch Rung 1.0 Lambert Rd. 11/02/1981 Fish  35.3  40.0  6.72 - 76.0 Non
10 Hellbranch Rung 1.0 Lambert Rd. 1981 Fish  35.3  45.5  7.74 - 76.0 Partial
10 Hellbranch Rung 1.0 Lambert Rd. 07/27/1990 Fish and Bugs  35.3  48.0  8.11 MG 72.0 Partial
10 Hellbranch Rung 1.0 Lambert Rd. 09/05/1990 Fish  35.3  48.0  8.49 - 72.0 Partial
10 Hellbranch Rung 1.0 Lambert Rd. 1990 Fish  35.3  48.0  8.30 - 72.0 Partial
10 Hellbranch Rung 1.0 Lambert Rd. 07/29/1997 Fish and Bugs  35.3  50.0  9.66 MG 80.0 Partial
10 Hellbranch Rung 1.0 Lambert Rd. 09/29/1997 Fish  35.3  54.0  9.73 - 80.0 Full
10 Hellbranch Rung 1.0 Lambert Rd. 1997 Fish  35.3  52.0  9.69 - 80.0 Full
10 Hellbranch Rung 1.0 Lambert Rd. 08/09/2001 Fish and Bugs  35.3  48.0  9.32 40 84.5 Partial
10 Hellbranch Rung 1.0 Lambert Rd. 09/20/2001 Fish and Bugs  35.3  50.0  9.04 VG 84.5 Full
10 Hellbranch Rung 1.0 Lambert Rd. 2001 Fish  35.3  49.0  9.18 - 84.5 Full
10 Hellbranch Rung 0.9/1.2 Lambert Rd. 07/29/1992 Fish and Bugs  35.3  48.0  9.00 36 85.5 Partial
10 Hellbranch Rung 0.9 Lambert Rd. 10/14/1986 Fish  35.3  50.0  5.73 - - Partial
11 Hellbranch Rung 0.7 Near I-71 1997    35.4 - - 18 - Non
11 Hellbranch Rung 0.5 Near I-71 1991 Bugs  35.4 - - 2 - Non
11 Hellbranch Rung 0.5 Near I-71 07/29/1992 Fish and Bugs  35.4  52.0  8.70 28 49.5 Partial
11 Hellbranch Rung 0.5 Near I-71 09/11/1992 Fish  35.4  48.0  8.33 - 49.5 Partial
11 Hellbranch Rung 0.5 Near I-71 1992 Fish  35.4  50.0  8.51 - 49.5 Partial
11 Hellbranch Rung 0.5 Near I-71 07/30/1997 Fish 35.4  50.0  8.46 - 70.5 Partial
11 Hellbranch Rung 0.5 Near I-71 09/25/1997 Fish  35.4  50.0  8.57 - 70.5 Partial
11 Hellbranch Rung 0.5 Near I-71 1997 Fish  35.4  50.0  8.52 - 70.5 Partial
11 Hellbranch Rung 0.5 Near I-71 08/09/2001 Fish and Bugs  35.4  36.0  8.75 36 83.5 Non
11 Hellbranch Rung 0.5 Near I-71 09/19/2001 Fish and Bugs  35.4  46.0  9.40 VG 83.5 Full
11 Hellbranch Rung 0.5 Near I-71 2001 Fish  35.4  41.0  9.07 - 83.5 Partial
11 Hellbranch Rung 0.5 Near I-71 2002 Bugs  35.4 - - 36 - Non

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, VG=Very Good, G=Good, MG=Moderately Good,  F=Fair (non-attainment), P= Poor(non-attainment) and VP= Very Poor(non-attainment)

d. QHEI=Qualitative Habitat Evaluation Index

e. Modified Warm Water Habitat(MWH)

f. Warm Water Habitat (WWH)

g. Exceptional Warm Water Habitat (EWH)  

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