Cuyahoga River

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The 5th Annual Crooked River Commute took place over the weekend as a group kayaked from Kent to Cleveland on the Cuyahoga River and noted how the landscape has changed over the past five years.

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Ohio, Army Corps Reach Settlement in Dredging Suit

Feb 22, 2018
A photo of a A ship traveling the Cuyahoga River

Ohio and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have settled a lawsuit over dredging in the Cuyahoga River. 

The state and the federal agency have fought for years over how to handle sediment scooped from the river. The Army Corps wanted to dump it out into Lake Erie, but the state said that was unsafe.

Under the settlement, the Army Corps will bear the cost of disposing of sediment dredged in 2016 and 2017. That material was placed in confined disposal facilities, not in the lake.

The settlement was filed Wednesday in federal court in Cleveland.

Local agencies trying to redevelop a stretch of land along the Cuyahoga River known as "Irishtown Bend" are looking to the federal government for help.

Jade Davis is spokesman for The Port of Cleveland, which recently applied for a federal infrastructure grant worth $11.5 million. He says the money is needed to stabilize the site, which has been crumbling into the river.