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5th Avenue Dam Removal - News & Updates

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  • #477339

    James
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    howatzer said:
    Where did you get that timeline quote? It’s not on the website and last I heard they were still waiting on funding.

    They’ve been waiting on funding for over 10 years. I wouldn’t be surprised to see the dam fall down before funding is arranged to remove it.

    #477340

    James
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    Cbusbill said:
    It would be quite a change to see pleasure boats up and down the rivers…tailgating during OSU football games, for Red White & Boom and other downtown festivals…pretty cool.

    The vast majority of recreational river usage above 5th ave dam is from collegiate rowers who will be forced to relocate when the dam is removed.

    #477341

    Alex Silbajoris
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    Keep in mind that the Corps of Engineers can control the flow of water at the Delaware dam, but after that there’s no control other than development laws requiring stormwater basins. When there’s a heavy rain event, the Olentangy goes NUTS because of all the impermeable surfaces along the Rt. 23 corridor between Delaware and Columbus, even as almost no water is going through the dam.

    http://sciotoriverfriends.org/educational/olentangy_stormwater_spike.pps

    http://sciotoriverfriends.org/educational/dam_flow_control.pps

    #477342
    vestanpance
    vestanpance
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    poor homeless people going to have to move.

    #477343

    CMH2579
    Participant

    The last I heard was funding was secure, but if they couldn’t take it down in the fall of 2011, then it would have to wait for the fall of 2012. I don’t remember exactly why though.

    #477344

    GCrites80s
    Participant

    They’ve been talking about removing the damn dam for at least five years.

    #477345
    lazyfish
    lazyfish
    Participant

    That sounds fast for guv’ment…more like 10-12 years

    #477346

    News
    Participant

    City plans to demolish 5th Avenue dam
    By Mark Ferenchik
    The Columbus Dispatch
    Wednesday April 4, 2012 5:06 AM

    Columbus plans to demolish the 5th Avenue dam along the Olentangy River this summer, a project that will significantly narrow the river near Ohio Stadium and remove a hazard where a man drowned almost four years ago.

    Ohio State University officials say they plan to create a riverfront park and use the Olentangy to attract people to the water’s edge.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2012/04/04/city-plans-to-take-the-5th.html

    #477347

    columbusmike
    Participant

    I’d be interested to find out how this will impact the bike trail this summer. Does anyone know?

    #477348

    Pablo
    Participant

    The project will move the bike trail higher and further from the river. :D

    #477349

    groundrules
    Participant

    columbusmike said:
    I’d be interested to find out how this will impact the bike trail this summer. Does anyone know?

    yeah, that’s the only down side as far as I can tell… just when the dodridge detour will open, they’ll have this all screwed up. oh well. progress!

    I’m PSYCHED for a free-flowing river.

    #477350

    Alex Silbajoris
    Participant

    It was funny a few years ago when FLOW had an event about this, at the dam. There was a confrontational guy who didn’t want to lose the dam and its pool, and he was trying to hijack the event. He disputed claims that the stagnant water had a reduced fish population.

    There was a guy wading and fishing below the dam, and he caught a little bass. The confrontational guy was ranting NOW YOU TELL ME THERE’S NO FISH IN THAT RIVER!

    But the guy was not fishing the dam pool, he was down in the natural riverbed, which the whole area will resemble when the dam is gone.

    #477351

    James
    Participant

    alexs said:
    It was funny a few years ago when FLOW had an event about this, at the dam. There was a confrontational guy who didn’t want to lose the dam and its pool, and he was trying to hijack the event. He disputed claims that the stagnant water had a reduced fish population.

    There was a guy wading and fishing below the dam, and he caught a little bass. The confrontational guy was ranting NOW YOU TELL ME THERE’S NO FISH IN THAT RIVER!

    But the guy was not fishing the dam pool, he was down in the natural riverbed, which the whole area will resemble when the dam is gone.

    Rowers, mainly from the club team but also the Women’s varsity squad, have used this ‘pool’ for rowing since about 1978. For years, when virtually nobody else used the river, the rowers would be on the water everyday. The club has had a very difficult time getting backing from the University to find a new venue to operate from in town, as the long drive every morning to the reservoirs outside of 270 is a burden on group that pays their own way.

    I hope the river gets cleaned up, but I don’t wish to see virtually the only recreational users pushed off of the river and have no alternative in town. There are few bigger advocates for clean water than the people who go out on the river every day.

    #477352

    columbusmike
    Participant

    If I’m not mistaken, there is a brand new (and quite amazing) OSU boathouse facility on Dublin Road/Scioto River…

    #477353

    James
    Participant

    columbusmike said:
    If I’m not mistaken, there is a brand new (and quite amazing) OSU boathouse facility on Dublin Road…

    And all the more amazing because they won’t let rowers from the OSU Crew access it.

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