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.
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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A Taste of Things to Come
Can't wait for this dam to be gone!
Some Urban Steepness
Below Mill (Sheraton) Dam
Mill (Sheraton) Dam
Powerhouse (LeFever) Dam
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