Lower Big Darby Creek- Historical Data

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Ohio EPA has sampled the Lower Big Darby Creek  subwatershed 36 times at a total of 14 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 Lower Big Darby picture album

 

Site # 

Stream(designation) 

River Mile 

Location Date Sampled  Type 

Drainage Area (mi2) 

IBIa (Fish)  Mod. Iwbb  ICIc (Bugs)  QHEId  Attainment
- (u) (d) Big Darby Creeke  13.2 Downstream State Route 316 1977 Bugs  534 -  -  34 -  Non
- Big Darby Creeke  13.2 Downstream State Route 316 1979 Bugs  534 -  -  42 -  Full
- Big Darby Creeke  13.2 Downstream State Route 316 8/12/1988 Fish  534 54 10.33 -  92 Full
- Big Darby Creeke  13.2 Downstream State Route 316 9/29/1997 Fish  534 56 9.47 -  83.5 Full
 
1 (d) Lizard Run(RM 12.9)f  0.2 Downstream Main St. 2001 Bugs  1 -  -  VP  -  Non
 
2 Big Darby Creeke  11.3 Off Darby Rd. 7/10/1979 Fish  537 50 9.75 -  -  Full
2 Big Darby Creeke  11.3 Off Darby Rd. 9/17/1981 Fish  537 46 9.02 -  -  Full
2 Big Darby Creeke 11.2 Off Darby Rd. 2002 Bugs  537 -  -  52 -  Full
2 Big Darby Creeke  10.9 Off Darby Rd. 10/29/1979 Fish  537 48 8.69 -  -  Full
2 Big Darby Creeke  10.9 Off Darby Rd. 10/1/1981 Fish  537 42.7 8.65 -  -  Non
 
3 Big Darby Creeke  10.4 Off Darby Rd. 9/5/2002 Fish  538 56 9.58 -  85 Full
 
-  Unnamed Tributary 2 (RM 9.11)g  0.3 Downstream London Rd. 8/18/1994 Fish  1 52 7.65 -  76 Full
 
-  Unnamed Tributary 4 (RM 8.80)g  1.4 Upstream Darby Rd. 7/10/1995 Fish  2 34 3.18 -  71.5 Non
 
4 Big Darby Creeke  8.4 Downstream Unnamed Tributary 4 9/5/2002 Fish and Bugs  544 48 9.45 52 69.5 Full
 
-  Big Darby Creeke  7.4 Upstream Unnamed Tributary 5 10/29/1979 Fish  545 52 8.69 -  -  Partial
-  Big Darby Creeke  7.4 Upstream Unnamed Tributary 5 10/29/1981 Fish  545 46 9.21 -  81 Full
 
5 Big Darby Creeke  5.3 Downstream Unnamed Tributary 5 2002 Bugs  550 -  -  52 -  Full
 
-  Big Darby Creeke  4.7 Downstream Unnamed Tributary 5 8/31/1988 Fish  551 34 7.07 -  -  Non
 
-  Big Darby Creeke  3.7 Upstream State Route 104 10/29/1979 Fish  552 44 8.21 -  -  Non
-  Big Darby Creeke  3.7 Upstream State Route 104 8/6/1981 Fish  552 45 9.36 -  89.5 Partial
-  Big Darby Creeke  3.5 Upstream State Route 104 10/11/1983 Fish  552 52 6.04 -  -  Partial
-  Big Darby Creeke  3.5 Upstream State Route 104 7/27/1984 Fish  552 50.4 8.92 -  -  Full
-  Big Darby Creeke  3.5 Upstream State Route 104 9/25/1992 Fish  552 56 10.2 -  91.5 Full
-  Big Darby Creeke  3.4 Upstream State Route 104 8/31/1984 Fish  552 50 9.25 -  -  Full
 
6 (u) (d) Big Darby Creeke  3.3 Downstream State Route 104 9/3/1981 Fish  552 41 7.98 -  86.5 Non
6 Big Darby Creeke  3.3 Downstream State Route 104 9/28/1984 Fish  552 53.2 9.45 -  -  Full
6 Big Darby Creeke  3.3 Downstream State Route 104 9/17/1986 Fish  552 38 4.46 -  -  Non
6 Big Darby Creeke  3.3/3.1  Downstream State Route 104 10/14/1992 Fish and Bugs  552 56 8.61 54 90 Partial
6 Big Darby Creeke  3.2 Downstream State Route 104 7/5/1979 Fish  552 54 10.55 -  85.5 Full
6 Big Darby Creeke  3.2 Downstream State Route 104 6/18/1987 Fish  552 42 5.03 -  -  Non
6 Big Darby Creeke  3.2/3.1  Downstream State Route 104 9/24/2001 Fish and Bugs  552 54 11.02 54 82 Full
6 Big Darby Creeke  3.1 Downstream State Route 104 8/31/1984 Fish  552 45.6 9.72 -  -  Full
6 Big Darby Creeke  3.0 Downstream State Route 104 8/31/1984 Fish  552 46.3 9.15 -  -  Full
6 Big Darby Creeke  2.9 Downstream State Route 104 7/27/1984 Fish  552 43.6 9.4 -  -  Partial
6 Big Darby Creeke  2.8 Downstream State Route 104 7/27/1984 Fish  552 45.6 9.14 -  -  Full
-  Big Darby Creeke  2.4 Downstream State Route 104 8/1/1997 Fish  554 38 9.05 -  81.5 Partial
-  Big Darby Creeke  2.1 Downstream State Route 104 9/30/1997 Fish  554 56 8.19 -  69 Partial
7 Big Darby Creeke  0.3 Near Mouth 10/6/1997 Fish  555 54 8.31 -  78.5 Partial
7 Big Darby Creeke  0.3 Near Mouth 10/1/2001 Fish  555 50 11.01 -  71.5 Full
7 Big Darby Creeke  0.1 Near Mouth 11/5/1984 Fish  555 42 5.83 -   -  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: VP=Very Poor (non-attainment)

d. QHEI=Qualitative Habitat Evaluation Index

e. Exceptional Warm Water Habitat (EWH)

f. Limited Resource Water (LRW)

g. Warm Water Habitat (WWH)   

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Last updated: April 7, 2009.