A contractor has been selected to plan the next phase in the removal of the massive concrete dam that blocks the Cuyahoga River at Gorge Metro Park.
It’s an important step in creating a free flowing river.
Environmental regulators have long claimed that the Gorge dam keeps the Cuyahoga in violation of the Clean Water Act.
Behind the century-old dam is a lake full of contaminated sediment that need to be safely removed.
Designing that process is the task of CH2M, a Colorado-based construction firm with expertise in environmental cleanup.