Cuyahoga River Area of Concern celebrates first steps toward delisting

Press Release

Jim McCarty's article


The Ohio EPA and the Cuyahoga River AOC Advisory Committee hosted a meeting to discuss the removal of two beneficial use impairments on June 28, 2017. See below the documents in support of removal of the Aesthetics and Public Access BUIs: Public NoticeRemoval Recommendation for Recreational Access BUIRemoval Recommendation for Degradation of Aesthetics BUI 


State and local Agencies Anxiously Await Federal Funding for Demolition of the Gorge Dam

WKSU • By Jeff St. Clair • Sep 23, 2016


Ohio again sues Army Corps of Engineers over dredging of Cuyahoga River shipping channel
By Eric Heisig,  - Sept. 21, 2016


Judge Rejects Court Filing to Force Army Corps of Engineers to Dredge the Cuyahoga 
By Kevin Niedermier WKSU • Sep 13, 2016


Upcoming EPA public meeting will discuss recommendation to remove Brecksville dam

See the article


Cuyahoga River remains undredged, threatening shipping commerce; Port seeks court order vs Army Corps of Engineers

Read the latest article on the dredge debate


"Brecksville Dam targeted for demolition;
fishing, Cuyahoga River water quality expected to improve"

Read Jim McCarty's article and see a bunch of cool photos of the dam


Ohio EPA and National Park Service Invite Public Discussion
on Canal Diversion Dam Project

The environmental assessment and supporting documents are available for public review and comment through Sept. 29 at


"Rowing on the Cuyahoga River - a view like no other: Ted Diadiun"

Read Ted's article and see more about rowing on the river


"Bit By Bit, the Cuyahoga River is Made More Fish Friendly"

See the ideastream story and video


Coast Guard announces restrictions for Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga River during the Republican National Convention

See the Fox8 News story

Read the story


NEORSD's big tunnel helps bring life back to Mill Creek

Fish counts are up, thanks to improved water quality and the reduction in sewer overflows.

Read the story in the October 30 issue of the PD.


Plain Dealer's James McCarty makes a shocking discovery and finds there's more to life (and more life) on the Cuyahoga

Read his story in the Sunday 9/13 PD and on to see what else he found on his trip with NEORSD crews.

Hint: It starts with "wall" and ends with "eye."


Dateline August 19, 2015:

Cuyahoga River advisory group says Corps of Engineers should direct IKEA development elsewhere to avoid negative impact on major wetland

Read the release, and you can find the letter and referenced support documents on our Resources page.


On the Radio:

'Mistake on the Lake' cleans up its River

Allegheny Front's Julie Grant caught up with us on Earth Day for a progress report that was broadcast on local public radio stations. Read or stream the story here.


Kasich signs Executive Order to further protect Lake Erie -

On February 11, Governor Kasich signed an executive order providing the Ohio EPA Director with the authority to prohibit open lake disposal of dredge material in Lake Erie if the material could result in higher levels of chemicals that bioaccumulate in fish, such as PCBs, or if disposal would violate any international treaties or compacts.

One result will be to ensure that dredge material from Cleveland Harbor and the Cuyahoga River is disposed of in a confined disposal facility.






2018 Symposium Presentations and Posters are here. Enjoy.

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