Ashtabula River, Chagrin River and Lake Erie Tributaries Watersheds

Ashtabula and Chagrin rivers and Lake Erie tributariesThe Ashtabula River, Chagrin River and Lake Erie tributaries watersheds are located in northeastern Ohio.  They drain a total of 625 square miles and flow through all or part of five counties.  Major municipalities partially or fully in the watersheds include Ashtabula, Chardon, Cleveland and some of its suburbs, Mentor and Painesville.

The northern and western portions of the watersheds are predominantly comprised of urban development with pockets of forest and agricultural land uses.  The southern and eastern portions of the watersheds are predominantly comprised of forest, with some hay and pasture lands and pockets of urban development.

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