The Gorge Dam is situated on the Cuyahoga River in Gorge Metro Park in Cuyahoga Falls, OH and near Akron, OH. It is within the Cuyahoga River Area of Concern.
Sediment to be remediated: 832,000 cubic yards
Contaminants: PAHs, Heavy Metals, and DDE (a product of DDT degradation)
Method: Dredging and Dam Demolition
Partners: U. S. Environmental Protection Agency and Ohio EPA in coordination with City of Akron, Summit Metro Parks, and First Energy Corp.
The project is currently in the design stage. More technical information will be provided once available.
- Feasibility Study for the Removal of the Gorge Dam (PDF, 66p, 5MB) September 2015