Lake Erie Watershed/Tributaries

Black River (Ohio)
12 miles long beginning in Elyria draining 174 square miles.

 

Chagrin River (Ohio)

72 miles long beginning in Geauga County and Aurora draining an area of 267 square miles.

 

Conneaut Creek (Ohio, Pennsylvania)
43.5 miles long beginning in Crawford County Pennsylvania flowing into Lake Erie near Albion draining an area of 152 square miles.

 

Cuyahoga River (Ohio)

85 miles long with watershed extending to 100 miles flow beginning in Hambden, Ohio – river in East and West Branch draining 809 square miles.

 

Grand River (Ohio)

102.7 miles long beginning in Geauga County flowing into Lake Erie at Fairport Harbor draining an area of 712 square miles.

 

Huron River (Michigan)

130 miles long beginning in northern Oakland County flowing into Lake Erie in Monroe County draining an area of 908 square miles.

 

Huron River (Ohio)

15 miles long beginning east of Shiloh flowing into Lake Erie at Huron, Ohio draining an area of 406 square miles.

 

Maumee River (Ohio, Indiana)

137 miles long beginning in Fort Wayne, Indiana flowing into Lake Erie at Toledo, Ohio draining an area of 6,354 square miles.

 

Ottawa River (Ohio, Michigan)

15 miles long beginning in southeast Michigan – if Ten Mile Creek is included, it is 48 miles long flowing into Lake Erie at Toledo, Ohio

 

Portage River (Ohio)

41.5 miles long flowing into Lake Erie at Port Clinton, Ohio draining an area of 626 square miles.

 

River Raisin (Michigan)

139 miles long beginning in Rollin Twp. flowing into Lake Erie at Monroe, Michigan draining an area of 1,072 square miles.

 

Rocky River (Ohio)

92 miles long beginning in between Cleveland and North Olmstead in Cuyahoga County draining an area of 142 square miles.

 

Sandusky River (Ohio)

133 miles long beginning in Leesville at Crawford County flowing into Lake Erie from Sandusky Bay draining an area of 1,420 square miles.

 

Sandy Creek (Michigan)

18.5 miles long beginning in London Township flowing into Lake Erie at Sterling State Park.

 

Vermilion River (Ohio)

66.9 miles long beginning in Bailey Lakes flowing into Lake Erie at Vermilion draining an area of 268 square miles

 

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