I grew up in a small neighborhood that was tucked into a corner where Killwell Run emptied into Duck Creek. Water was only a quick sneak from anywhere in the neighborhood. Southeastern Ohio is crisscrossed with many of these waterways. Marietta was built at the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum rivers.
In this picture the Ohio river is at the right and the Muskingum comes in from the left. The bridge way off in the distance is the I77 bridge that crosses the Ohio into West Virginia. The next one with the green superstructure also crosses the Ohio into Williamstown, West Virginia and the Putnam Street bridge is seen crossing over the Muskingum river in the lower portion of the picture. There is water everywhere.