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The OLENTANGY RIVER /oʊlənˈtændʒi/ is a 97-mile-long (156 km) tributary of the Scioto River
Scioto River
in Ohio
Ohio
.

CONTENTS

* 1 History * 2 Geography * 3 Variant names * 4 River restoration * 5 Popular Culture * 6 See also * 7 References * 8 External links

HISTORY

It was originally called keenhongsheconsepung, a Delaware word literally translated as "stone for your knife stream", based on the flint found along its shores. Early settlers to the region translated this into "Whetstone River". In 1833, the Ohio
Ohio
General Assembly passed legislation intending to restore the original Native American names to some Ohio
Ohio
waterways, but mistakenly gave Whetstone River the name "Olentangy"—Delaware for "river of the red face paint"—which had actually belonged to what is now known as Big Darby Creek . Lane Avenue Bridge in Columbus, Ohio, near The Ohio
Ohio
State University campus

GEOGRAPHY

The Olentangy River
Olentangy River
rises in Crawford County approximately 2 mi (3.2 km) northeast of Galion , flowing through Galion and northwest towards Bucyrus , where it then turns south and flows through Eastern Marion County, Ohio
Ohio
(where it is still locally known as the Whetstone River) before flowing south into Delaware County. The river continues southward towards the communities of Delaware , Powell , Worthington , and the village of Riverlea , before reaching Columbus and the campus of the Ohio
Ohio
State University , before joining with the Scioto River
Scioto River
in downtown Columbus .

The Delaware State Park Reservoir, also known as Delaware Lake, was constructed along the Olentangy River
Olentangy River
in 1951. The reservoir is located 5 miles north of the city of Delaware, and was built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for flood control purposes. On January 13, 2005, Delaware Dam was nearly overtopped. The water level came within less than 1 foot of the top of the dam, requiring the main spill gates to be opened before it began dropping.

The Olentangy River
Olentangy River
is the primary source of drinking water for much of Delaware County. Both the City of Delaware and Del-Co Water Company, the supplier of drinking water to most of rural Delaware County (and other communities beyond), draw the majority of their water supplies from the Olentangy system.

Twenty-two miles of the Olentangy have been designated a State Scenic River by the Ohio
Ohio
Department of Natural Resources , Division of Natural Areas ">

* ^ U.S. Geological Survey. Blooming Grove quadrangle, Ohio. 1:24,000. 7.5 Minute Series. Washington D.C.: USGS, 1988. * ^ U.S. Geological Survey. Southwest Columbus quadrangle, Ohio. 1:24,000. 7.5 Minute Series. Washington D.C.: USGS, 1995. * ^ "Map of Ohio
Ohio
watersheds". * ^ "The National Map". U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 14 February 2011. * ^ "Delaware Dam nearly overtopped on January 13, 2005". * ^ "Olentangy State Scenic River". * ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Olentangy River * ^ "Removing the Fifth Avenue Dam". Retrieved 30 January 2017. * ^ "5th Ave Dam Project". Retrieved 30 January 2017. * ^ EPA,OW, US. "Polluted Runoff: Nonpoint Source Pollution" (PDF). Retrieved 30 January 2017. * ^ http://epa.ohio.gov/portals/35/nps/319DOCS/OlentangyRiverSuccess2010.pdf * ^ "Jackson\'s Last Call". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2 August 2017.

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