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  Upper Cuyahoga State Scenic River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
On June 26, 1974, the Upper Cuyahoga was designated a scenic river by the Director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, beginning at the Troy-Burton township line in Geauga County and continuing downstream to SR 14 in Portage County.
The topography of the Upper Cuyahoga watershed was shaped by the Illinoisan and Wisconsinan glaciers in preglacial valleys provide a plentiful source of ground water throughout the region.
In the vicinity of the river, the topography is relatively flat, low and swampy.
www.ohiodnr.com /dnap/sr/cuyahoga.htm   (285 words)

 BBC - h2g2 - The Cuyahoga River, Ohio, USA
The Cuyahoga River is unusual in that it is a relatively young river flowing in an ancient valley.
In Cuyahoga County, Independence and Brecksville were founded along the river in the valley's north end in 1808 and 1811, respectively, and the town of Valley View was platted in 1806.
Thanks to the industrial waste, the Cuyahoga River used to be one of the worst rivers in Ohio's history; it has been so polluted it has caught on fire many times in the recent past, dating back to the first recorded fire in 1868.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/getwriting/A2894718   (3852 words)

 Cuyahoga River Summary
The river is a recent geological formation, formed by the advance and retreat of the last ice sheet during the last ice age.
As the Cuyahoga river found its way to Lake Erie it had to flow around glacial debris left by the receding ice sheet.
The Ohio Edison Dam was built in 1912 to serve the dual functions of generating hydropower and providing cooling-water storage for a coal-burning power plant; however, the hydropower operation was discontinued in 1958, and the coal-burning plant was decommissioned in 1991[8].
www.bookrags.com /Cuyahoga_River   (1423 words)

 EPA's American Heritage Rivers > Designated Rivers > Cuyahoga River > Cuyahoga River Fact Sheet
This "Crooked River" has a watershed that drains 813 square miles of Geauga, Portage, Summit, and Cuyahoga Counties, which is less than three percent of the land area in Ohio, but supports nearly fifteen percent of its population.
The Cuyahoga's lower river basin is one of the most densely populated and industrialized urban areas in North America.
Portions of the Cuyahoga River basin in the lower and middle reaches were included in two 1996 designations: the Ohio and Erie Canal Corridor was the nation's Seventh National Heritage Corridor and Ohio's first Scenic Byway.
www.epa.gov /rivers/98rivers/fscuya.html   (659 words)

 Cuyahoga Valley: Topography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The length of the Cuyahoga River is approximately 100 miles.
The headwaters of the Cuyahoga River are within 15 miles of Lake Erie and are north of the mouth.
The Cuyahoga River begins at Hambden Township in Geauga County and flows south through Portage and Summit Counties until it encounters an escarpment near Akron which was formed during the glacial period.
www.cuyahogavalley.net /topography.html   (150 words)

 The Cuyahoga River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Before the first European explorers and settlers arrived, the Cuyahoga and Tuscarawas Rivers were an important transportation link for the Native Americans of the region who used it to travel from the Ohio River to Lake Erie.
The river divides the city into two parts--"East Side" and "West Side"--and provided a natural barrier, not always easily crossed, that has affected, for better and worse, the economic, social, and racial makeup of Cleveland and its suburbs.
In the 1960s the Cuyahoga River helped galvanize the environmental movement as attention was focused on its heavily polluted waters.
homepage.mac.com /jpojman/crookedr/indexm.htm   (220 words)

 CWAP Watershed Success Stories -- Cuyahoga River, OH
The Cuyahoga River Watershed drains 813 square miles in Cuyahoga, Summit, Portage, Geauga and Medina Counties in northeast Ohio.
The river was plagued by fires until 1969, when a fire caught the attention of the nation and helped spur a great deal of environmental legislation, including the Clean Water Act, the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement and the creation of national and state Environmental Protection Agencies.
The Cuyahoga River Watershed RAP receives financial support from numerous sources including the federal government and the State of Ohio, and local support through the Soil and Water Conservation Districts in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Portage and Summit Counties.
water.usgs.gov /owq/cleanwater/success/cuyahoga.html   (697 words)

 EcoCity Cleveland | Smart Growth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Cuyahoga's location is strategic in large part because it runs near another river that connects to the Muskingum River, the Ohio River and hence the Gulf of Mexico.
The headwaters of the river in Geauga County have remained remarkably pristine.
The Upper Cuyahoga and some of the high quality tributaries like Furnace Run are precious refuges of native fish and plants—biological diversity that will spread to the rest of the river system as it recovers from pollution.
www.ecocitycleveland.org /smartgrowth/watershed/rivers/cuyahoga/cuyahoga_river.html   (1940 words)

 Cuyahoga RAP
The Cuyahoga River RAP process began in 1985, when the International Joint Commission’s Water Quality Board designated the watershed as one of 43 “Areas of Concern” in the Great Lakes Region.
The purpose of the RAP is to define actions that are necessary to effectively overcome current water quality problems in the watershed and to restore beneficial resources of the river, such as healthy fish and wildlife populations and human recreational activities like fishing, swimming and boating.
In 1989 leaders of the Cuyahoga River RAP CCC formed the Cuyahoga River Community Planning Organization (CRCPO), a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization which is housed at NOACA.
www.noaca.org /cuyahogarap.html   (304 words)

 Cuyahoga Valley: Cuyahoga River
The Cuyahoga River and its many tributaries give structure not just to the natural systems and ecology of the Valley, but also provide the underlying logic which shaped development patterns, including where we live, work, recreate and travel to and through the Valley.
The River's name is derived from the Mohawk work for "crooked", which refers to the many twists and turns in the River's course.
The natural depth of the Cuyahoga River is 3 to 6 feet, but from its mouth to approximately 5 miles to the south, it is dredged to a depth of 26 feet by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to accomodate ship traffic that serves the industries located on the River.
www.cuyahogavalley.net /cuyahogariver.html   (274 words)

 Great Lakes Area of Concerns (AoCs): Cuyahoga | Great Lakes | US EPA
(Ohio EPA, June 2005) to assess the impairment status of the Cuyahoga River AoC on a river segment and tributary-by-tributary basis.
This group, the Cuyahoga River RAP Coordinating Committee or CCC, is a balanced representation of stakeholders in the planning process, with representatives from local, regional, state and federal agencies, businesses and industry, and citizen and environmental organizations.
The Lower Cuyahoga River TMDL Report (Ohio EPA, 2003) recommended that a Stressor Identification Study be conducted on the Tinkers Creek tributary to determine the sources and cause of degraded biological communities.
www.epa.gov /glnpo/aoc/cuyahoga.html   (3289 words)

 Cuyahoga River Ohio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Land along the Cuyahoga ranges from lush marshes at the headwaters, to rolling hills of beech, maple, oak and hemlock, to the urban neighborhoods of Cleveland.
The Cuyahoga River valley is a unique biological crossroads in the transition zone between the Central Lowlands to the west and the Appalachian Plateau to the east.
The Cuyahoga River Action Plan is focused on balanced planning of economic and environmental uses of the river and the surrounding landscape.
clinton3.nara.gov /CEQ/Rivers/cuyahoga.html   (367 words)

 30th Anniversary of Cuyahoga River Fire
On June 22nd, 1969, the Cuyahoga River caught fire in the Flats.
Industries just poured surplus oil and grease and so forth right into the rivers, so there was bound at some time to be a dramatic fire and this turned out to be the most dramatic one of all.
Eric Olsen, an attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, says the Cuyahoga fire was one of a series of events that seemed to converge on the national consciousness.
www.wcpn.org /news/1999/0622cuyahoga-fire.html   (573 words)

 Cuyahoga Valley National Park
The centerpiece of the park, and the feature for which the valley and the park is named, is the Cuyahoga River, which runs for approximately 22 miles within the park.
This view of the river looks in a northwesterly direction from its banks in the village of Peninsula.The river was named for the Indian word--ka-ih-ogh-ha--for "crooked", a very appropriate name as it meanders through northern Ohio.
In 1994, the railway was reorganized as the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railway.
www.shannontech.com /ParkVision/CuyahogaValley/CuyahogaValley4.html   (848 words)

 Cuyahoga River Fire
On June 22, 1969, the Cuyahoga River caught fire in Cleveland, Ohio.
It is unclear what caused the fire, but most people believe sparks from a passing train ignited an oil slick in the Cuyahoga River.
Fires occurred on the Cuyahoga River in 1868, 1883, 1887, 1912, 1922, 1936, 1941, 1948, and in 1952.
www.ohiohistorycentral.org /entry.php?rec=1642   (297 words)

 Great Lakes Areas of Concern: Cuyahoga River, Ohio
The AOC includes the lower 45 miles of the river from the Ohio Edison Dam to the mouth as well as approximately 10 miles of Lake Erie shoreline, from Edgewater Park on the west side of Cleveland to Wildwood Park on the east.
Public access to the river in the section from the Ohio Edison Dam to the head of the navigation channel is not impaired due to the 1993 completion of the 22-mile towpath trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area.
The Cuyahoga River RAP is hosting a River Symposium on October 25, 2001 to review and discuss with the public the most recent findings and studies on the Cuyahoga River, including Ohio EPA 2000 Intensive Survey results, Towpath Trail extension plans, Riparian Habitat and Restoration Projects, and Cuyahoga River Larval Fish Study results.
www.glc.org /demo/aoc/cuyahoga.html   (4613 words)

 Cuyahoga County Planning Commission Weblog Archive
Although threats from development remain, the Cuyahoga River is significantly healthier than it was 40 years ago due to pollution control and remediation, land protection, and increased public awareness.
Cuyahoga County Commissioners voted to redirect funding from the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Convention Facilities Authority to the Convention and Visitors Bureau of Greater Cleveland, reducing CFA funding from $25,000 per month to $8,000 per month until further notice.
A Cuyahoga County Common Pleas judge ruled that a concrete crushing plant operating at East 40th Street near the Northern Ohio Food Terminal is a nuisance and must close, concluding a three year legal battle.
planning.co.cuyahoga.oh.us /blog/2006_04_01_archive.html   (5664 words)

 Cuyahoga Valley National Park - Cuyahoga Valley National Park (U.S. National Park Service)
From Celtic and blues to bluegrass and swing, CVNP partners with Cuyahoga Valley National Park Association to celebrate the cultural legacy of the Cuyahoga Valley.
The CVPS is an activity of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Association.
Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP), in conjunction with Cuyahoga Valley Countryside Conservancy (CVCC), is announcing the next round of long-term lease offerings under the Countryside Initiative program.
www.nps.gov /cuva   (389 words)

 Case Western Reserve University
The federal government had the River and Harbors Act of 1899 to grapple with pollution, but the general focus of the law was to keep waterways navigable for river traffic.
The fact is that the Cuyahoga River caught fire from debris that collected in the crooked river’s bend.
What set the Cuyahoga apart from other fires is that the nation’s attention had begun to focus on the environment, and the Cleveland fire fueled the symbolism of the earth’s need for repair and the necessary federal regulation to do so, said Adler.
www.case.edu /news/2004/10-04/cuyahoga_fire.htm   (693 words)

 Making Change Radio Feature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Cuyahoga Valley Initiative, spearheaded by the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission, is a kind of roadmap for creating a place that defines our economy, our recreation, our residences and even our food.
And the future of this place will be a river that is healthy; a river that is good for the fish as well as industry.
This is the spot where big oar carriers can go up river, deposit the taconite and the limestone and other products for steel making and then they can sort of back in and do a u-turn and then go back out to the mouth of the Cuyahoga River.
wcpn.org /mc/vault/radio_features/0721cuyahoga_valley_1.shtml   (1033 words)

 A River Ablaze
While oil on the river burned, most of the fuel was not industrial but, rather, logs, debris, and household waste washed downstream by the periodic storms that roil the deep, fastmoving river many miles above Cleveland.
The industrial stretches of the Cuyahoga River were, indeed, polluted in 1969 and had been for many years.
In sum, the Cuyahoga fire, which burns on in people's memory as a symbol of industrial indifference, should also be viewed as a symbol of the weaknesses of public regulation.
www.perc.org /perc.php?id=364   (1158 words)

 EcoCity Cleveland | Smart Growth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Cuyahoga River Remedial Action Plan, a local group dedicated to cleaning up the river, has made it a goal to have the Cuyahoga removed from the list.
Since 1988, the Cuyahoga and 10 miles of Cleveland's shoreline on Lake Erie have been one of 43 sites on the Great Lakes designated by the United States and Canada as areas of concern because of their major pollution problems.
Still, the Cuyahoga is moving in the right direction and the idea of removing the river from the "worst-of-the-worst" list is possible, said the EPA's Moloney.
www.ecocitycleveland.org /smartgrowth/watershed/rivers/cuyahoga/cuy_clean_PD_article.htm   (902 words)

 Cuyahoga Falls
The city of Cuyahoga Falls is located at the southernmost point of the Cuyahoga River.
Although the river was unable to carve completely through the escarpment, it carved a deep and impressive gorge that contained a series of falls.
The Cuyahoga River does have the advantage of carrying a lot more water in the summer than the other falls in the area.
gowaterfalling.com /waterfalls/cuyahogafalls.shtml   (703 words)

 Regenerating the Cuyahoga Valley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
A river runs through it—the Cuyahoga River, which is famous for having burned in 1949, '52, and '69.
Indeed, it suggests that the Cuyahoga River—a former national symbol of pollution—could become a model of restoration as the community helps it and its local tributaries reestablish their natural biological capacity to sustain and repair themselves.
Now RMI is urging the Cuyahoga community to consider diverting some of its stormwater investment into decentralized, eco-friendly, and potentially less expensive landscape solutions.
www.rmi.org /sitepages/pid1087.php   (1045 words)

 Pratie Place: The Cuyahoga River Fire of 1969
Burning rivers in industrialized areas were common through the late 19th and early 20th century.
The publicity embarrassed local and government mightily; the increasingly mocked Cuyahoga river, under the "burn on" spotlight, was poster-child for federal clean water legislation which followed.
The Ohio EPA considers the final forty miles of the Cuyahoga a "recovering system" and cleanup is supposedly continuing.
pratie.blogspot.com /2005/03/cuyahoga-river-fire-of-1969.html   (1114 words)

 DSW: Cuyahoga River Remedial Action Plan Program
The Cuyahoga River, located in Northeast Ohio, was recently designated as one of fourteen "American Heritage Rivers" by President Clinton.
The Cuyahoga RAP is a cooperative effort of citizens, businesses, municipalities, and industry working together with governmental agencies to restore the river’s waters to "fishable and swimmable" condition.
The public-private partnership of the Cuyahoga RAP began in September of 1988.
www.epa.state.oh.us /dsw/rap/cuyahog.html   (253 words)

 Tourist Info
Falls River Square in downtown Cuyahoga Falls is a pedestrian area along the historical Cuyahoga River.
Falls River Square is the site of many community festivals and special events including the Italian American Festival, Irish Festival, Rib Burn Off, Crooked River Blues Jazz and Arts Festival, Oktoberfest, weekly "Rockin' on the River" TGIF parties, Car Cruise-In’s, the Sunday Evening Concert Series, and many others.
The City of Cuyahoga Falls was founded in 1812 by William Wetmore to develop land owned by Judge Joshua Stow of Middletown Connecticut.
www.cuyahogafallschamberofcommerce.com /html/tourist_info.html   (280 words)

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