Cuyahoga - A1. Riverfront Park to Portage Trail Bridge

Cuyahoga, Ohio, US


A1. Riverfront Park to Portage Trail Bridge

Usual Difficulty I-II+(III) (for normal flows)
Length 0.9 Miles
Avg. Gradient 40 fpm
Max Gradient 40 fpm

Some Urban Steepness

Some Urban Steepness
Photo taken 02/16/12

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Cuyahoga River at Old Portage OH
usgs-04206000 300 - 1200 cfs I-II+(III) 00h43m 400 cfs (running)
There is also a recently painted gage on the former Sheraton Dam that is being watched to correlate flows with the USGS.

River Description

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.

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.

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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Last Updated: 2016-09-08 02:37:20


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