Ohio EPA outlines activities and seeks local match:
Design work for Gorge Dam removal may start this year (Cuyahoga Falls News-Press, March 27, 2016)
While work may begin this year on the design phase for the removal of the Gorge Dam, other steps must be taken for the $70 million-plus project to move forward, according to an Ohio EPA official.
“There are several pieces that need to be lined up for the whole puzzle to be complete,” said Lindey Amer, public information officer for the Ohio EPA’s Northeast District Office.
Gorge Dam removal on Cuyahoga River between Akron and Cuyahoga Falls is moving forward with federal blessing (Beacon Journal, March 8, 2016)
According to an article in the Akron Beacon Journal, the federal government has agreed to cover 65% of the costs associated with the Gorge Dam removal. This amounts to 45.5 million in federal Great Lakes cleanup funds. For the first time in many years, the removal of the Gorge Dam is feasible.