Tinkers Creek (Cuyahoga River)

Infobox_River
river_name = Tinkers Creek


image_size =
caption = Tinkers Creek in Northeast Ohio
origin = coord|41|11|46|N|81|22|49|W|region:US-OH_type:river_source:GNIS Gnis|1067011|Tinkers Creek]
near Ohio State Route 43
in Sugar Bush Knolls, Ohio
Portage
mouth = coord|41|21|54|N|81|36|35|W|region:US-OH_type:river_source:GNIS|display=inline,title Cuyahoga River
basin_countries = United States of America
length = convert|28.2|mi|kmcite web
title = Cuyahoga River Watershed
publisher = National Aeronautics and Space Administration
url = http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/fenlewis/Watershed.html
format = HTML
]
elevation = Unit ft|874.5|1Cref|A
mouth_elevation = Unit ft|610|1
discharge = convert|0|cuft|m3 per second at mouth
watershed = convert|96.4|sqmi|km2

Tinkers Creek in Cuyahoga, Summit and Portage is the largest tributary of the Cuyahoga River, providing about a third of its flow into Lake Erie.

There also is a "Tinker Creek" flowing to Portage from Trumbull.Gnis|1037295|Tinker Creek]

History

Tinkers Creek was named after Moses Cleaveland's Survey Crew principal boatsman, Captain Joseph Tinker,who died in a boating accident while returning to New England in the Fall of 1797.

Millions of years ago, oceans and seas once covered much of Ohio resulting in Sandstone sediments deposited over Shale (sedimentary rock).

Tinkers Creek Gorge

Thousands of years ago, when the Wisconsinian Glaciation retreated, dips and valleys like Tinkers Creek Gorge coord|41|22|37|N|081|33|30|W|region:US-OH_type:landmark_source:GNIS Elevation: convert|896|ft|m|1 Gnis|1960763|Tinkers Creek Gorge Scenic Overlook] were created due to erosion in the underlying shale. [cite web
title = A Visitor Guide to Cleveland Metroparks 2005/2006
publisher = Cleveland Metroparks
url = http://www.clemetparks.com/pdf/naturescape.pdf
format = PDF
] [Pathfinder: A Guide to Cleveland Metroparks. Cleveland, Ohio: Cleveland Metroparks, 1996. p2]

Great Falls

Water's continuous downward flow erodes the underlying shale faster than the harder sandstone,causing sandstone outcropping collapses and features like convert|25|ft|m|1 high Great Falls of Tinkers Creek a.k.a. Gates Mills Falls coord|41|23|01|N|81|31|56|W|region:US-OH_type:landmark_source:GNIS Elevation: convert|853|ft|m|1, just South of Bedford, Ohio, within Bedford Township, Cuyahoga County, Ohio original lot 56 of the Connecticut Western ReserveGnis|1922950|Great Falls] to recede upstream. [cite web
title = Tinkers Creek - Great Falls
publisher = GeoCaching
url = http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=52bd4781-b527-4d0d-bea1-e43dbafb8b05&log=y&decrypt=
format = HTML
]

Bridges

Tinkers Creek Aqueduct

Tinkers Creek Aqueduct coord|41|21|53|N|81|36|32|W|region:US-OH_type:landmark Elevation: convert|610|ft|m|1 Gnis|1073893|Tinkers Creek Aqueduct] , on the National Register of Historic Places, was built to bridge the Ohio and Erie Canal over Tinkers Creek near its confluence with the Cuyahoga River. [cite web
title = Tinkers Creek Aqueduct blueprints and photos
publisher = U.S. Library of Congress
url = http://memory.loc.gov/pnp/habshaer/oh/oh1600/oh1631/photos/
format = HTML
] The aqueduct and surrounding area are subject to flooding by the Cuyahoga River and Tinkers Creek. [cite web
title = Flood Damage Images - Canal Damage
publisher = National Park Service
url = http://www.nps.gov/archive/cuva/flood/floodimages.html
format = HTML
]

Watershed

Its source is near Tinker's Creek State Park [cite web
title = Tinkers Creek State Park
publisher = Ohio Department of Natural Resources
url = http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/parks/parks/tinkers.htm
format = HTML
] in Streetsboro. It flows through Twinsburg and Bedford before its confluence with the Cuyahoga River near Independence. [cite web
title = WaterData - Tinkers Creek
publisher = U.S. Geological Survey
url = http://waterdata.usgs.gov/usa/nwis/uv?site_no=04207200
format = HTML
] [cite web
title = Water - Instantaneous Data Archive (IDA) - Tinkers Creek
publisher = U.S. Geological Survey
url = http://ida.water.usgs.gov/ida/available_records.cfm?sn=04207200
format = HTML
] [cite web
title = Cuyahoga Valley
publisher = Cuyahoga Valley
url = http://www.cuyahogavalley.net/
format = HTML
]

Tributaries

*Hemlock Creek
*Deerlick Creek

Water Pollution

Tinkers Creek has substantial pollution due to its industrial history. [cite web
title = Remedial Action Plan
publisher = Cuyahoga River RAP
url = http://www.cuyahogariverrap.org/
format = HTML
]

Whitewater

Despite water pollution, whitewater kayakers consider it one of the most demanding and enjoyable streams in Ohio. [cite web
title = WhiteWater River Inventory - Tinkers Creek
publisher = American WhiteWater
url = http://www.americanwhitewater.org/rivers/id/1479/
format = HTML
]

ee also

*List of National Natural Landmarks
*Tinker's Creek State Park
*List of rivers of Ohio

Notes

*Cnote|A|Estimated-low based on Great Falls Convert|853|ft|m and Tinkers Creek Gorge Convert|896|ft|m elevations, Tinker's Creek State Park is Convert|1004|ft|m.

References

External links


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