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Leatherwood Creek
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Leatherwood Creek in Cambridge in December 2010
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Leatherwood Creek and its watershed
Country United States
State Ohio
Counties Belmont, Noble, Guernsey
Municipalities Quaker City, Salesville, Lore City, Cambridge
Physical characteristics
Main source near Barnesville in Warren Township, Belmont County
1,139 ft (347 m)
River mouth Wills Creek
Cambridge
778 ft (237 m)
Length 28.6 mi (46.0 km)
Discharge
  • Location:
    near Kipling
  • Minimum rate:
    0 cu ft/s (0 m3/s)
  • Average rate:
    82.9 cu ft/s (2.35 m3/s)
  • Maximum rate:
    10,100 cu ft/s (290 m3/s)
Basin features
Basin size 91.6 sq mi (237 km2)

Leatherwood Creek is a tributary of Wills Creek, 28.6 miles (46.0 km) long, in eastern Ohio in the United States. Via Wills Creek and the Muskingum and Ohio rivers, it is part of the watershed of the Mississippi River, draining an area of 91.6 square miles (237 km2) on the unglaciated portion of the Allegheny Plateau.

Leatherwood Creek rises just outside the western boundary of the village of Barnesville in Warren Township in Belmont County and flows generally westward, first through a small portion of northeastern Beaver Township in Noble County, and into Guernsey County where it flows through Millwood, Richland, Wills, Center, and Cambridge townships, and through the villages of Quaker City, Salesville, and Lore City. It flows into Wills Creek in the southern part of the city of Cambridge.

Leatherwood Creek was named for the leatherwood which grew along its course.

Flow rate

At the United States Geological Survey's stream gauge near the community of Kipling, the annual mean flow of the creek between 2000 and 2011 was 82.9 ft³/s (2 m³/s). The highest recorded flow during the period was 10,100 ft³/s (286 m³/s) on September 18, 2004. A reading of no flow was recorded on September 2, 2003.

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