02/10/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/10/2020 17:08
The closure is necessary for public safety, please respect all closures.
As part of a watershed partnership with NPS, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) is dredging the Ohio & Erie Canal north of Station Road Bridge Trailhead. This section of the canal is part of the Ohio & Erie Canal Historic District within the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. NEORSD will clear sediment and debris from the canal and transport it to a disposal facility. This project will help the park maintain the historic character and restore the water flow in the canal. It is the only watered section within Cuyahoga Valley National Park and supplies water for Lock 38 in front of Canal Exploration Center in Valley View. The dredging work is being done in preparation for the planned removal of the Brecksville Dam.
CVNP encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational, and natural activities in one setting. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/cuva, www.facebook.com/cuyahogavalleynationalpark, or call 330-657-2752.