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Sedimentation

The Rocky River Watershed Council has identified sedimentation as a habitat impairment within the Rocky River Watershed. The primary cause of sedimentation in the watershed has been identified as erosion. What exactly are sedimentation and erosion? Why are they detrimental to our rivers and lakes? And what can we do about it? Sedimentation is the process of sediment particles... read more

Perimeter controls protecting a forested wetland area.

When developing property in Ohio, it is the responsibility of the project owner to account for permit and compliance regulations associated to their project. All too often during development projects, sensitive ecological features such as wetlands fall victim to impacts and disturbances causing diminished function, not to mention heavy fines for the owner. Planning for a development project... read more

Focus Item #1 Used motor oil dumped down a storm drain the Cleveland-area.

As a storm water professional that works with a variety of people in this field; from homeowner and career contractors to engineers, and more; it has become clear that there is a gap between the knowledge we know is out there and the practical application of that knowledge. It is a waste of time and money, not to... read more

The Vicious Cycle: 'More Water Faster' has led to channel downcutting and erosion in this creek.

What’s your Runoff Footprint? In other words, how much runoff is your home or business dumping into your neighborhood creeks when it rains? And why does this matter? Urbanization and Creeks In urban and suburban areas, like Cuyahoga County, runoff from impervious surfaces such as roads and rooftops is the primary stressor on our local creeks. It impacts creek health... read more

As 2014 comes to a close it's hard not to reflect on all of the wonderful people we've had the fortune to work with this year. We are thankful for all of you who volunteered at a CSWCD event - from stream cleanups, to riparian and rain garden plantings - we appreciate all of your help restoring our local... read more