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Difficulty I-II+(III)
Length 0.9 Miles
Gauge Cuyahoga River at Old Portage OH
Flow Range 300 - 1200 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 519 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 09/08/2016 2:37 am

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Well it’s been 3 years since the LeFever and Sheraton dams were removed in July-Aug 2013,  This link provides a nice overview of the demolition and the video is well worth watching.   https://cfo.cityofcf.com/web/departments/service-directors-office/dam-restoration-project

Obviously, 200 years of being industrialized and covered by water will reveal "opportunities" for improvement.  These post dam removal/river restoration efforts will need to address debris management from past bridge construction activities to trash and material removal which could create on water hazards and prevent recreational usage. 

The City of Cuyahoga Falls has recently installed 2 new access points both located on river right.  The first is within Riverfront Park across from the Acme Store.  There is a fair amount of parking available.  http://www.fallsnewspress.com/news%20local/2016/07/12/photos-city-of-cuyahoga-hosts-ribboncutting-for-kayakcanoe-launch-area

The second access point is located just past the Portage Trail Bridge and is the last take out before the Class V Sheraton section.  

 

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In addition to the USGS gage, a recently painted (2016) gage is located on the existing structure for the former Sheraton dam.  The painted gage is being correlated to the USGS readings and is visible from the Broad Blvd bridge.

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Cuyahoga River at Old Portage OH
AW Gauge Info
519 cfs ℹ️ 01h04m
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New Hydro Project for Cuyahoga (OH)

2005-07-26 00:00:00-04
Thomas O'Keefe

The Cuyahoga River, the river that burned, played a pivotal role in the birth of the nation's river conservation movement. While restoration gains have been significant, a proposal for a new hydropower project on a dam targeted for removal would represent a signficant setback in ongoing restoration efforts and would delay for at least half a century any effort to bring back the lost whitewater that sits buried behind the Ohio Edison Gorge Dam. Paddler participation at upcoming scoping meetings is important.
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