Ashtabula River

Ashtabula River

Infobox River
river_name = Ashtabula River

caption =
origin = coord|41|48|51|N|80|36|57|W|region:US-OH_type:river_source:GNISGnis|1065899]
Confluence of east and west branches in Monroe Township, Ashtabula County
mouth = coord|41|54|36|N|80|47|55|W|region:US-OH_type:river_source:GNIS|display=inline,title Lake Erie at Ashtabula, Ohio
basin_countries = United States of America
length = 40 mi (64 km) [Fact|date=June 2008]
elevation = 850 ft (259 m) U.S. Geological Survey. Pierpont quadrangle, Ohio. 1:24,000. 7.5 Minute Series. Washington D.C.: USGS, 1994.]
mouth_elevation = convert|571|ft|m
discharge =
watershed = 137 mi² (355 km²) [cite web| title = Map of Ohio watersheds | url =]

The Ashtabula River [United States Geological Survey Hydrological Unit Code: 04-11-00-03-050Fact|date=June 2008] is a river located northeast of Cleveland in Ohio. The river flows into Lake Erie at the city of Ashtabula, Ohio. It is 40 mi (64 km) in length and drains 137 mi² (355 km²). [Fact|date=June 2008]


The Iroquois called the Ashtabula river "Hash-tah-buh-lah", meaning "river of many fish". [Fact|date=June 2008]

Variant names

According to the Geographic Names Information System, the Ashtabula River has also been known as:
*Ashtibula River
*Riviere Auscubalu
*Riviere Oscubolu



In 1985 the river was named an "Area of Concern" by the International Joint Commission, primarily because of Fields Brook, a tributary that had received discharges from 19 industries between the 1940s - 1970s. [Fact|date=June 2008]


*Fields Brook

*Hubbard Run
*Ashtabula Creek
*West Branch Ashtabula River:*East Branch Ashtabula River

ee also

*Ashtabula, Ohio
*Ashtabula River Railroad Disaster


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