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A River Runs Through It: Olentangy River and Scioto River Restoration Projects

GBCI: 0920000013

The most interesting push for river restoration and dam removal in urban areas has been the shift in the public’s thinking to embrace their local waterways and activate the riverfronts. This presentation will cover both the 5th Avenue Dam Removal/Olentangy River Restoration and the Main Street Dam Removal/Scioto Greenways Projects from project inception through the planning, design, permitting and contstruction phases. Natural channel design techniques will be briefly discussed along with the many challenges of river restoration in highly urban settings.
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The most interesting push for river restoration and dam removal in urban areas has been the shift in the public’s thinking to embrace their local waterways and activate the riverfronts. This presentation will cover both the 5th Avenue Dam Removal/Olentangy River Restoration and the Main Street Dam Removal/Scioto Greenways Projects from project inception through the planning, design, permitting and contstruction phases. Natural channel design techniques will be briefly discussed along with the many challenges of river restoration in highly urban settings.

Objectives

  1. Compare the dynamic relationship between groundwater and river stage.
  2. Learn how the process will improve water quality and aquatic habitat
  3. Learn how the design of the project will increase ambient dissolved oxygen levels.
  4. Identify the steps used during the process to prevent significant impact to existing structures.
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Central Ohio Chapter
Columbus, OH
United States

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