Brecksville Dam Targeted for Demolition

From The Plain Dealer

By James F. McCarty, The Plain Dealer

“BRECKSVILLE, Ohio – A plan to enhance fish and other wildlife in a cleaner Cuyahoga River may soon come to fruition with the removal of the last impediment to a free-flowing river from Akron to Lake Erie.

An environmental assessment of the Brecksville Dam is expected to be completed by the end of this month, followed by a public comment period in September, with a possible demolition date in 2017 or 2018.

The conservation plan will improve water quality, oxygen levels and river flow, while providing an inviting habitat for fish species not seen upriver in decades, such as walleye, Northern pike, steelhead trout, white bass, and potentially even sturgeon, said Phil Hillman, District Three fish management supervisor for the Ohio Division of Wildlife.”


Read more:  Brecksville Dam targeted for demolition; fishing, Cuyahoga River water quality expected to improve (The Plain Dealer, 8/6/2016)