Scioto (sĪōˈtə) [key], river, 237 mi (381 km) long, rising in W Ohio near Indian Lake and flowing east, then turning south to pass through Columbus and Chillicothe and enter the Ohio River at Portsmouth. It receives numerous tributaries and has many multipurpose dams.
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