Scioto River Watershed

Scioto River watershedThe Scioto River watershed is located in central and southern Ohio.  It drains a total of 6,513 square miles and flows through all or part of 31 counties.  Major municipalities partially or fully in the watershed include Columbus and many of its suburbs, Delaware, Marysville, Chillicothe, Circleville, Jackson and Portsmouth.

The northern portion of the watershed is predominantly comprised of cultivated crops with some areas of substantial urban development.  The southern portion of the watershed is primarily comprised of forest with pockets of agricultural lands.




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