Gorge Dam removal underway, Ohio contributes $25 million

Gorge Dam removal underway, Ohio contributes $25 million

The Gorge Dam on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022 in Akron.

The condition of Ohio is contributing $25 million to the removing of the Gorge Dam in Gorge Metro Park, with the to start with official move of the removal course of action starting Monday.

But you should not count on to see anything different at the dam web page by itself. The first stage is only tree elimination activities at the Chuckery Space of Cascade Valley Metro Park, where tons of contaminated sediments from behind the dam will be put, according to Summit Metro Parks.

According to the park district, the Chuckery Space is historically a dumping website and will be applied as the lasting disposal space for the contaminated sediment. The trees have to be eliminated to make room to retailer the sediment.

“We are putting it in a better site, where it can be managed in perpetuity,” Summit Metro Parks Main of Conservation Mike Johnson reported at a local community meeting on the venture previous month. “Preferably, it would be wonderful if we could make it disappear, but we are not able to do that.”