By Kevin Williams
Twin Creek in Ohio meanders 46.2 miles from its humble origins as a series of farm-field rivulets near the town of Castine and empties later int he Great Miami River near Franklin. Most of the time it's a pretty placid creek that lends itself well to hiking and kayaking. I went tubing down the creek one spring, and it was so much fun.
Twin Creek also is a very important landmark and geographical region for the Old Order German Baptist Brethren, a Plain sect that shares many similarities to the Amish. In the Twin Creek watershed there is an Upper Twin church district and a Lower Twin, and a Church of the Brethren in Castine near the creek's watershed.
Twin Creek, again, is normally such a pleasant, calm creek but, wow, it was anything but the other day after inches and inches of rain clobbered our part of Ohio. Take a look!
DRAMATIC WHIRLPOOL: Geez, I'd not want to be kayaking near this!
NEAR THE DAM: A flood control project initiated during the Great Depression put a dam in the Twin Creek near Germantown. Usually water just steadily, slowly flows out from the dam. Not on this day. Click here!