The Gorge Dam, located on the Cuyahoga River in Summit County, is going to be demolished as part of a project that has been in the works for a very long time.
On Friday, Governor Mike DeWine made the announcement that the state will contribute $25 million towards the effort to remove an estimated 900,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment, restore the habitat for fish and wildlife, and revitalize more than a mile of the river for community recreational use. The effort will also remove an estimated 900,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment.
In a statement, DeWine said, “Improving water quality across the state has been a key focus of my administration, and generations of Ohioans will benefit from the improvements that will be realized by removing the Gorge Dam.” [Citation needed] “Improving water quality across the state has been a key focus of my administration.” “This project will return the Cuyahoga River to a free-flowing river from Kent to the mouth of Lake Erie. It will also significantly improve the water quality in the Cuyahoga River. Finally, it will clear the way for opportunities in this area for recreation, tourism, and economic growth.”
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The Gorge Dam, which is located on the boundary between the cities of Cuyahoga Falls and Akron, was built in 1913 with the intention of generating hydroelectric power; however, this purpose was no longer served by the dam by the year 1958. The power-producing station that was located on the dam was demolished in the spring of 2009.
According to a press release, the funding for the project will be awarded from settlement money that Ohio received as part of the state’s polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) enforcement case against Monsanto, which was filed by the then-Attorney General DeWine in 2018. In the case, Monsanto was found to have violated the state’s polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) enforcement law.
According to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, there are three steps that must be taken in order to successfully finish the Gorge Dam removal project: the removal of sediment, the disposal of sediment, and the dismantling of the dam. The entire cost of the project is anticipated to be 175 million dollars.
The design of the project is anticipated to be finished by the spring of 2023.
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