Tucker Run

Bike path bridge over Tucker Run just east of where it empties into the Olentangy.

Photos by Ellie Nowels, August, 2020

Tucker Run enters the Olentangy River just north of the Olentangy Trail access behind Thomas Worthington High School on Dublin Granville Rd. (161). It is not shown on Google maps but it can be seen on the Franklin County Auditor's website as it meanders through properties on Tucker Rd. The section shown here has been channelized in many areas and homeowners along the path generally mow right to the stream's bank.

The area near the river shows evidence of erosion, with undercut banks. The riparian area has considerable invasive honeysuckle but also some healthy mature trees. At the point of the tunnel under Evening Street a flood marker has been erected to show past flooding.


2021 sampling site

2021 monitoring data for Tucker Run (Macroinvertebrate Cumulative Index Value rating: poor)

The north side has been mowed to the stream bank; the south side has a riparian area between the stream and the school sports fields.
At this point the stream curves north into the Tucker Road properties, with this additional culvert to handle the flow. A small dry run continues east.
One of several channelized areas on Tucker Road.
Mowing up to the bank of the stream on Tucker Road.
This is just east of Evening Street; culverts carry the stream under the road. A flood marker can be seen near the upper culvert.