2005 OHIO SPORT FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY Do not eat fish from these waters The following species have high levels of contaminants, and should not be eaten:

Body of waterArea under advisorySpeciesContaminant
Dicks CreekCincinnati-Dayton Road, Middletown to Great Miami River(Butler County)All SpeciesPCBs
Great Miami RiverLowhead Dam at Monument Avenue (Dayton) to mouth (Ohio River)
(Butler, Hamilton, Montgomery, Warren Counties)All suckersPCBs
Lake ErieAll Waters (Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Erie, Lake, Lorain, Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky Counties)Channel Catfish 16" and overPCBs
Lake NesmithAll Waters
(Summit County)Channel Catfish, Common CarpPCBs
Little Scioto RiverState Route 739, near Marion to Holland Road, near Marion
(Marion County)All SpeciesPAHs
Mahoning RiverNW Bridge Road (Warren) to Pennsylvania state Line
(Mahoning, Trumbull Counties)Channel Catfish, Common CarpPCBs
Maumee RiverWaterville to mouth (Lake Erie)
(Lucas, Wood Counties)Channel CatfishPCBs
Middle Fork Little Beaver Creek
State Route alt 14 at Allen Road to U.S. Route 30 at Lisbon Dam
(Columbiana, Mahoning Counties)
All Species*Mirex
U.S. Route 30 at Lisbon Dam to mouth (Little Beaver Creek)
(Columbiana County)All Species*Mirex
Common Carp,
Sauger*Mirex, PCBs
Freshwater Drum*Mirex, Mercury
Ottawa River (Toledo)Interstate 475 north of Wildwood Preserve, Toledo to Maumee Bay, Lake Erie
(Lucas County)All SpeciesPCBs
Portage Canal (a.k.a. Ohio Canal)All Waters
(Summit County)Channel Catfish, Common CarpPCBs
Summit LakeAll Waters
(Summit County)Channel Catfish, Common CarpPCBs
* Chemical that drives the advisory
PAHs = Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
PCBs = Polychlorinated Biphenyls

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