Big Three Mile Creek, Ohio, US
|Usual Difficulty||II-III (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||50 fpm|
|Max Gradient||70 fpm|
Tennessee Tim provides (2007-10-24):
nice creek . . . smooth creek bed entire length. Biggest ledge (is) 5 foot. Fairly easy. Rest of run 2-3 foot ledges straight foward. Very little broken ledges or 'boogie' water. Water quality medium.
Most similar stream comparison in greater cincinnatti - Stonelick, Banklick, Polk Run.
|Mile||Rapid Name||Class||Features (Legend)|
|0.0||Start of good gradient||N/A|
|1.2||Hwy.41 Bridge (just N. of Buttermilk Pike / T-3A)||N/A|
|2.5||Meffords Run Road / 248||N/A|
|3.3||Ellis Run Road / 44||N/A|
Good gradient on this creek starts just downstream of Himes Road (T-28) at about 740' elevation. If one can secure parking and access near there, it could be worth adding to the length of the run.
Drainage area at his point is ~9 square miles (according to calculation using USGS StreamStats 4.0 Beta software).
This is an alternate put-in location, if parking and access cannot be secured upstream.
Gradient pretty much runs out around Slickaway Rd/763 at somewhere under 500' elevation. Drainage area at his point is ~19.7 square miles (according to calculation using USGS StreamStats 4.0 Beta software).(Downstreeam, this creek runs into the Ohio River at a location with listed pool elevation of 485'.)