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#4973 River Bank, Big Walnut Creek, Ohio

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United States, Ohio, Columbus

River bank area along Big Walnut Creek, Ohio. Big Walnut Creek is a largely developed watershed in Ohio, with a land use that is majorly urban, for suburb housing or farmland. Like many streams, the bank of Big Walnut Creek is scattered sycamore trees and other woody vegetation. Exposed roots above and below the water surface cling and hold to large stones, keeping them in place and stabilizing the stream bank.

Submitted by
Vinny Anderson
GPS
39.9214134, -82.8644562
Geographical region
Northern America
Drainage Basin
River catchment
Scioto
Water body type
Creek
Water body name
Mississippi
Water body part
Channel
Water body course
Upper course
Water body: tributary of
River
Tributary name
Scioto

Videos above and below water

Water Chemistry

Water information

Water type
Fresh water
Water color
Clear water
Water transparency
Medium
Concentration of sediments
Medium
Water temperature
18 °C
Water flow/curent
Slow

Chemical parameters

pH
6.9
Conductivity
GH
KH
Dissolved Oxygen

Substrate in nature

Sand
Beige
Pebble/Gravel
Beige
Stone
Beige
Stone form
Roundish
Silt/Mud
Beige
Leaves
Many
Driftwood
Few
Submerged terrestrial vegetation
Yes

Aquatic Biotope

Date of collecting
June 6th, 2022
Collecting area
River bank
Water depth
0,2m
Air temperature
21 °C
Sunlight
Partial shade

Environment

Environment
Human settlements
Human settlements
Urban area
Surrounding area

The watershed as a whole is about 50% agricultural land, 25% urban and 25% forested. Close to the sampling area, land use is majorly residential housing, industrial parks and roadways. Minimal forest buffers exist along the river banks.

Underwater landscape

Rocky sandstone river bottom, with high sediment deposits. Exposed roots are found along the river banks. Some driftwood and leave have aggregated in pinch point along the bank.

Threats to ecology

Sedimentation, eutrophication, road salt and roadway pollutants.

Riparian zone

Trees near the aquatic habitat
Few -

Bibliography

  • Ohio Biological Survey - A Naturalist Guide to the Fishes of Ohio by Zimmerman, B. Rice, D.
    ISBN 0-86727-167-1