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Most People Don’t Realize Ohio Has A Lost River That Once Flowed Through The State

Did you know Ohio has a lost river that was once comparable in size to the Ohio River?

About 2 million years ago, the mighty Teays River flowed through a large portion of Ohio, draining nearly two-thirds of the state, according to this Division of Geological Survey from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Today, remnants of that ancient stream remain and the Ohio River now flows within segments of the Teays.

Did you know about the Teays River? What do you think about it? (For more information, check out this Division of Geological Survey from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.) Let us know your thoughts!

And for more little-known Ohio geology, check out our previous article: One Of The Oddest Geological Wonders Is Located Right Here In Ohio.

April Dray
Ohio staff writer and editor for Only in Your State. Written word is my zeal. I love my cat and she tolerates me.