CUYAHOGA FALLS: Two public meetings are scheduled for early 2013 as Cuyahoga Falls prepares to remove two city-owned dams on the Cuyahoga River to boost water quality.
The first meeting will be at 2 p.m. Jan. 16 in the Sutliff Room of Cuyahoga Falls Library, 2015 Third St. The second meeting will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at the library. They are being organized by the city of Cuyahoga Falls.
The city is looking to begin demolition of the two dams in early summer, depending on weather conditions and water levels. The removals are expected to take a couple months.
The city and its project team, RiverWorks, and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, are finalizing demolition plans.
The removals were approved Dec. 12 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This was the final approval that had been needed.
The dams to be removed are:
*The Sheraton Suites Dam. It is about 50 feet wide and 9.8 feet high and is between the hotel and Broad Boulevard. It is also known as the Mill Dam.
*The LeFever or Powerhouse Dam north of Portage Trail behind the Samira restaurant, formerly LeFever's restaurant. It is about 100 feet wide and 11.1 feet high.