Cuyahoga River Restoration

(Cuyahoga River Community Planning)

Restoring, revitalizing and protecting the Cuyahoga River watershed

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Brecksville Dam removal completed.

River open for recreation!


[Brecksville, OH] – The Brecksville Diversion Dam and historic Pinery Feeder Dam have been removed, and the Cuyahoga River is now free-flowing in Brecksville for the first time in over 190 years. As a result, the river is open for recreational use. It had been closed above and below the dams during removal. Paddlers can now travel the river through Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) and on into Cleveland.

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This video by Ohio EPA shows how far the river has come, and how it came so far.

From a burning river to a recreation destination, the Cuyahoga used to be the poster river for degradation, and is now a shining example of restoration.

Cuyahoga Falls Mayor Walters loves our river! Watch the video and
see why.

Habitat for Hard are finding new rest stops in the ship channel!

Take a virtual dive to see how the fish habitats collect organic matter that provides food and shelter to Cuyahoga fish. Notice how murky the water is. Watch it all the way through.



Cuyahoga River Restoration

c/o Cuyahoga River Community Planning
1299 Superior Ave. E • Cleveland, OH 44114
216-241-2414 •