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.
STREAM QUALITY MONITORING LOCATION AND RESULTS
2021 monitoring data for Tucker Run (Macroinvertebrate Cumulative Index Value rating: poor)