Middle Big Darby Creek- Historical Data

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Ohio EPA has sampled Middle Big Darby  subwatershed 27 times at a total of  9 sites since 1979.   There are a few different designated uses for this subwatershed including Exceptional Warm Water Habitat(EWH) and 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 Middle Big Darby 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) Worthington Ditche 0.2 SR 142 8/8/2001 Fish and Bugs  4 24 3.9 MG  46.5 Non
 
2 Big Darby Creekf  49.7 Upstream Amity Pike 8/19/1986 Fish and Bugs  177 41 8.4 50 -  Partial
2 Big Darby Creekf  49.5 Upstream Amity Pike 9/25/2001 Fish and Bugs  177 48 8.2 56 76 Partial
 
3 (u) (d) Ballenger-Jones Ditche  0.4 Upstream SR 142 8/8/2001 Fish and Bugs  6 40 5 E  69 Full
 
-  Big Darby Creekf  48.9 Downstream Ballenger Ditch 9/22/1993 Fish  188 54 10.1 -  96 Full
-  Big Darby Creekf  47.9 Downstream Powell Ditch 1993 Bugs  192 -  -  36 -  Non
 
4 (u) (d) Yutzy Ditche  0.4 Downstream SR 142 2001 Bugs  4 -  -  MG  -  Full
 
-(u) (d Big Darby Creekf  47.0 Upstream Price-Hilliards 8/20/1986 Fish  199 49 9 -  -  Full
-  Big Darby Creekf  46.8 Upstream Price-Hilliards 9/19/1984 Fish  199 48 5.4 -  -  Partial
-  Big Darby Creekf  45 Upstream Fitzgerald Ditch 8/12/1994 Fish  212 44 8.8 -  73.5 Non
 
5 (u) (d) Fitzgerald Ditche  0.5 Downstream SR 142 8/8/2001 Fish and Bugs  5 32 4.8 MG  56.5 Partial
5 Fitzgerald Ditche  0.4 Downstream SR 142 8/4/1994 Fish  5 12 -  -  -  Non
 
-  Big Darby Creekf  44.8 Downstream Fitzgerald Ditch 10/27/1981 Fish  217 43 8.3 -  -  Non
-  Big Darby Creekf  44.8 Downstream Fitzgerald Ditch 8/4/1993 Fish and Bugs  217 43 8 50 71.5 Partial
-  Big Darby Creekf  44.8 Downstream Fitzgerald Ditch 8/12/1994 Fish  217 50 9.4 -  69.5 Full
-  (u) (d) Big Darby Creekf  44.5 Upstream Lucas/Beach Rd. 10/17/1979 Fish and Bugs  217 38 7.8 40 -  Non
-  Big Darby Creekf  44.5 Upstream Lucas/Beach Rd. 8/20/1987 Fish  217 40 4.5 -  -  Non
-  Big Darby Creekf  43.9 Downstream Bidwell Ditch No. 2 1986 Bugs  220 -  -  36 -  Non
-  Big Darby Creekf  43.4 Upstream Milliken Ditch 8/19/1994 Fish  221 60 9.8 -  83.5 Full
 
6 (u) (d) Big Darby Creekf  42.0/41.9  Upstream I-70 9/25/1992 Fish and Bugs  240 50 9.7 36 97.5 Partial
6 Big Darby Creekf  42.0 Upstream I-70 10/13/1993 Fish  240 53 9.2 E  87.5 Full
6 Big Darby Creekf  42.0 Upstream I-70 7/14/1981 Fish  240 49 9 -  82.5 Full
6 Big Darby Creekf  42.0 Upstream I-70 9/25/2001 Fish and Bugs  240 55 9.9 50 81.5 Full
6 Big Darby Creekf  41.9 Upstream I-70 8/12/1994 Fish  240 56 9.2 -  79 Full
6 Big Darby Creekf  41.9 Upstream I-70 7/22/1997 Fish and Bugs  240 53 9.8 48 85.5 Full
6 Big Darby Creekf  41.8 Upstream I-70 6/28/1979 Fish and Bugs  240 56 9.6 42 96 Full
6 Big Darby Creekf  41.8 Upstream I-70 8/27/1981 Fish  240 46 8.5 -  -  Partial

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 MG=Marginally Good (a non-significant departure from WWH)

d. QHEI=Qualitative Habitat Evaluation Index

eWarm Water Habitat(WWH)

f. Exceptional Warm Water Habitat (EWH) or recommended Exceptional Warm Water Habitat (EWH)

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