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  Ohio River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Scioto River is a descendant of the Teays River and is indicated by a red (R) arrow.
Confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers at Cairo, Illinois.
Wherever the river serves as a boundary between states—Illinois, Indiana and Ohio on the north, and Kentucky and West Virginia on the south, the river essentially belongs to the two states on the south that were divided from Virginia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ohio_River   (1652 words)

 Ohio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ohio, the region north of the Ohio River and south of the Great Lakes, was originally controlled by various native tribes.
Ohio's southern border is defined by the Ohio River (with the border being at the 1793 low-water mark on the north side of the river), and much of the northern border is defined by Lake Erie.
Ohio was also a deciding factor in the 1948 presidential election when Democrat Harry S. Truman defeated Republican Thomas Dewey (who had won the state four years earlier) and in the 1976 presidential election when Democrat Jimmy Carter defeated Republican Gerald Ford by a slim margin in Ohio and took the election.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ohio   (2877 words)

 OHIO RIVER - LoveToKnow Article on OHIO RIVER
By the treaty of 1783 the entire Ohio country became a part of the United States and by the famous Ordinance of 1787 the north side was opened to settlement.
Until the Erie Canal was opened in 1825 the Ohio river was the chief commercial highway between the East and the West.
It was connected with Lake Erie in 1832 by the Ohio and Erie Canal from Portsmouth to Cleveland, and in 1845 by the Miami and Erie Canal from Cincinnati to Toledo.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /O/OH/OHIO_RIVER.htm   (883 words)

 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pittsburgh District - Ohio River Information
Mark Twain has immortalized the era of the river pilots who were required to memorize every foot of the river in order to steer the steamboats safely through the many hazards.
When the level of the river began to fall, however, the wooden wickets were raised to catch the water and create a pool behind the dam to maintain the level of the river for boats.
As the tows on the rivers became larger, the wicket dams with their small lock chambers were inadequate and new facilities were built.
www.lrp.usace.army.mil /nav/ohioback.htm   (934 words)

 MariettaTimes.com: River history
The Ohio River, however, was very shallow in the summer and often choked by ice in the winter.
The dams also raised the level of the river considerably on their upstream side and turned the free flowing river into a chain of connected lakes, especially in the summer when stream flows are so small.
By the 1950s, commercial use of the river was all but nonexistent and the maintenance of the locks and dams was deeded back to the state of Ohio in 1958.
www.mariettatimes.com /communities/rivers/riverindex.asp   (1184 words)

 Ohio Geography - NETSTATE
Ohio is bordered by Pennsylvania and West Virginia on the east.
To the north of Ohio is Michigan and Lake Erie.
Ohio is bordered by Kentucky and West Virginia in the south.
www.netstate.com /states/geography/oh_geography.htm   (670 words)

 Ohio DNR Div. of Watercraft: Ohio River Boating: Operating Regulations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Ohio River is considered to be "federal waters" and boaters need to comply with all U.S. Coast Guard requirements.
Ohio law states that any watercraft operating within 300 feet of a marina, gas dock or launching area must travel at no wake or "idle speed." Boat operators are responsible for any damage that their wake may cause.
The Ohio River is a boundary between Ohio and the states of Kentucky and West Virginia.
www.dnr.state.oh.us /watercraft/boat/ohriver/opregs.htm   (635 words)

 Ohio River
This river, which runs east to west from Pennsylvania, forms the boundaries between Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois on the north and West Virginia, Kentucky and (for a short distance) Tennessee on the south.
In addition to the main stem of the Ohio, five of its tributaries are managed for navigation: the Allegheny (62 miles) and Monongahela (122 miles) in Pennsylvania, the Kanawha (90 miles) in West Virginia, Green (103 miles) and Kentucky (87 miles) in Kentucky.
Towboat on the Ohio (The Ohio River Valley)
members.aol.com /americacruising/ohio.html   (499 words)

 Pennsylvania River Basin Information Sheet
Once the disputes were settled, the Ohio River became the avenue for many settlers seeking a new life in the west in the early 1800s.
The Ohio River Basin Commission, the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission and the Ohio River Basin Consortium for Research and Education--all focused on increasing coordination on issues related to the health and stability of the basin.
These two rivers share an historic tie (the Arakawa was the source of the cherry trees which grace the Potomac basin in Washington, DC) and each is the river that flows through the respective national capital cities.
www.dep.state.pa.us /river/basininfo.htm   (3873 words)

 CNN - Ohio River keeps rising - Mar. 4, 1997
NEW RICHMOND, Ohio (CNN) -- The muddy waters of the Ohio River continued to rise in some sections Tuesday, driving thousands of people from their homes and causing millions of dollars in damage.
Ohio Gov. George Voinovich declared a state of emergency in 14 Ohio counties and deployed 500 National Guard troops.
While low-lying areas near the river are largely under water, downtown Cincinnati sits on a bluff above the river and was not expected to be flooded.
www.cnn.com /WEATHER/9703/04/flood.update   (587 words)

 TVA: Averting Flood Damage on Ohio-Mississippi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Kentucky Dam, located 22 miles upstream from where the Tennessee River joins the Ohio River at Paducah, Kentucky, is particularly important to protecting land in the lower Ohio and Mississippi River valleys.
When flood flows occur in the upper Mississippi River basin, water is released from Kentucky Reservoir before the Ohio River crests at Paducah and the Mississippi River crests at Cairo, Illinois (just one or two days’ water travel time from Kentucky Dam).
The objective is to discharge the Tennessee River flood crest in advance of the Ohio and Mississippi flood crests so that there is sufficient storage volume in Kentucky to hold back water during the Cairo flood peak.
www.tva.gov /river/flood/ohio.htm   (164 words)

 Great Lakes Areas of Concern:  Cuyahoga River
The AOC includes the lower 45 miles of the river from the Ohio Edison Dam to the mouth as well as approximately 10 miles of Lake Erie shoreline, from Edgewater Park on the west side of Cleveland to Wildwood Park on the east.
Ohio EPA data collected in 1991 indicate that although deformities, eroded fins, lesions and external tumors (DELT anomalies) have declined throughout the watershed, significant impairments still occur from the headwaters to the nearshore areas of Lake Erie.
Public access to the river in the section from the Ohio Edison Dam to the head of the navigation channel is not impaired due to the 1993 completion of the 22-mile towpath trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area.
www.epa.gov /glnpo/aoc/cuyahoga.html   (4603 words)

 Ohio River Floods - Higginsport
No damaging floods occurred in this area for over 30 years, a period of time that happened to correspond with great improvements made to the lock and dam system on the Ohio River, and the absence of damaging floods during this period was frequently cited as a benefit of the improved lock system.
Locks are located about every 60 miles on the Ohio River, and the area between each lock is referred to as a "pool".
Floods on this part of the Ohio River occurred in two consecutive years on two occasions, once in 1883 - 1884 (66.5 ft. and 71.1 ft.), and again in 1996-1997 (57.3 ft. and 64.7 ft.).
www.higginsportohio.com /floods.html   (551 words)

 OHS - Places - Ohio River Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Marietta, Ohio is proud of its riverboat heritage and at the Ohio River Museum visitors can discover the golden age of the steamboat, and learn more about the ecology of the Ohio River system.
The history of the steamboat on the Ohio River system is featured in the second building, along with a video presentation on river steamboats.
The Ohio River Museum is at the intersection of Front and St. Clair streets at 601 Front Street in Marietta in Washington County.
www.ohiohistory.org /places/ohriver   (397 words)

 Ohio Bed and Breakfast,ohio river house
Ohio River House, boasts antique-filled rooms that capture the ambiance of the turn of the century
The River is an integral part of what the Ohio River House has to offer.
Whether your pleasure is boating, fishing or watching the ever- changing spectacle of the fascinating river traffic as barges pass in view, you'll find the Ohio River House the perfect retreat.
www.ohioriverhouse.com   (1681 words)

 DSW Total Maximum Daily Load Program
April 26, 2006 Ohio EPA is providing for public review and comment the draft Wakatomika Creek Watershed Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Report, which has been developed in fulfillment of Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act.
March 17, 2006 Ohio EPA is providing for public review and comment the draft Toussaint River Watershed Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Report, which has been developed in fulfillment of Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act.
Their recommendations to the Director of Ohio EPA in June 2000 addressed the listing process, how TMDLs should be developed and implemented, and how Ohio should deal with special problems such as mercury and air deposition.
www.epa.state.oh.us /dsw/tmdl   (764 words)

 Ohio DNR Div. of Watercraft: Ohio River Boating   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Ohio River forms the entire 451-mile southern boundary of Ohio, starting near East Liverpool at the junction of Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania, and ending west of Cincinnati at the junction of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.
The Ohio River is not wide open water for "smooth sailing," however.
Many hazards exist for river boaters who are unaware or careless: Locks and dams that help manage water flow along the river have special rules; commercial traffic is heavy on the river and poses its own problems; and the river current is ever changing, varying with water levels.
www.dnr.state.oh.us /watercraft/boat/ohioriver.htm   (211 words)

 Ohio River Scenic Byway - Ohio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Ohio portion of the Ohio River Scenic Byway follows the great Ohio River as it meanders across the southern border of the state.
Traversing the lush hills and farmlands paralleling the mighty Ohio River, this route marks a history-rich corridor linking historic villages and farms through a picturesque landscape with rock outcroppings, forested hills, and languid waterways.
Ohio River Scenic Byway - Indiana continues this Route westward into Indiana, crossing the Ohio River near Cleves Elizabethtown, OH.
www.byways.org /travel/byway.html?CX_BYWAY=10502   (234 words)

 ORSANCO - RiverSweep Corporate Sponsors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Volunteers are needed for River Sweep 2006, scheduled for Saturday, June 17 along the shoreline of the Ohio, Allegheny, Monongahela, Beaver, Kanawha, and Kentucky rivers and other tributaries.
River Sweep is a riverbank cleanup that extends the entire length of the Ohio River and beyond.
The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO), in partnership with various industries throughout the Ohio River Valley, sponsors the Ohio River Sweep.
www.orsanco.org /comm/riversweep/rs.htm   (309 words)

 Ohio River at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Formed by the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers at Pittsburgh, the Ohio River forms part of the border between Ohio and West Virginia, between Ohio and Kentucky, between Indiana and Kentucky, and between Illinois and Kentucky before joining the Mississippi at Cairo, Illinois.
Other tributaries in Ohio (from upstream to downstream) include the Muskingum River, the Hocking River, the Scioto River, and the Miami River.
The Ohio River was formed by glacial meltwater from the last ice age, the Wisconsin glaciation.
www.wiki.tatet.com /Ohio_River.html   (736 words)

 OHT - Field Trips - Southeast - Ohio River Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
That Dark and Bloody River: Chronicles of the Ohio River Valley.
The Ohio River Museum consists of three exhibit buildings, the first of which houses displays depicting the origins and natural history of the Ohio River.
The golden age of the steamboat is featured in the second building, along with a video presentation on river steamboats.
www.ohiohistoryteachers.org /03/05/se05.shtml   (133 words)

 Welcome to the DNR Division of Fish and Wildlife Web Site
A person holding an Indiana fishing license (resident or non-resident), or is exempt from having a license in Indiana, may fish from either bank of the Ohio River, or any part of the main stem of the Ohio River by boat.
Snagging is prohibited within 200 yards of a dam on the Ohio River.
Snagging on the Ohio River for non-sport fish is allowed from Feb. 1 to May 10 using one single or treble hook.
www.in.gov /dnr/fishwild/fish/fishng/ohio.htm   (691 words)

 Ohio River Inn-Riverhaven Bed and Breakfast   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It's a place to experience the wonders of Appalachian small town charm where cool river breezes sail gently across wide open porches and there are always spectacular views.
Or weather permitting, guests may choose to dine on the lower level river front porch to watch the boats pass by.
Ohio Historical Society-One of the largest and most awesome serpent effigies found in the entire United States.
www.riverhaven.adamscountytravel.org   (505 words)

 Photos (many with towboats) of the Ohio River at Louisville, Kentucky
This site features photographs of the Ohio River at Louisville, Kentucky, including photos of towboats, though the boat is often a small part of the overall composition.
Ingram Barge boat positions (including former Midland boats) sorted by boat name, river, or river position.
Ohio River Navigation Charts (Foster, Ky., to Cairo, Ill.) in PDF format (year 2000)
home.att.net /~river.photos   (574 words)

 Ohio River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
From Pittsburgh, it flows to the northwest through western Pennsylvania, before making an abrupt, almost 180 degree, turn to the south-southwest at the West Virginia state line where it then forms the border between West Virginia and Ohio.
At its mouth, the Ohio is wider than the Mississippi itself.
In these early days, in the early 19th century, pirates set up shop at in southern Illinois, waylaid travellers on their way down the river, killed them, stole their goods, and scuttled their boats.
www.paducah.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Ohio_River   (997 words)

 Ripley Ohio : Freedoms Landing
Ripley, Ohio is a 55-acre National Historic District on the Ohio River Scenic Byway in southwest Ohio, east of Cincinnati, a bridge or ferry away from Kentucky Bluegrass country, all part of the Ohio River Valley.
Brimming with history, from Tecumseh and the Shawnee to pioneers and the Civil War, this historic town is located on US 52, a part of the Ohio River Scenic Byway, the longest National Scenic Byway in the nation.
Ohio's only tobacco market is located in Ripley and the cry of the auctioneer's chant can be heard from November through February in the village's three burley tobacco warehouses.
www.ripleyohio.net   (814 words)

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