TOLEDO BOTANICAL GARDEN HILL DITCH DAM REMOVAL AND STREAM RESTORATION

TOLEDO, OHIO

 

Funded by an Ohio EPA Section 319 grant, this dam removal and urban stream restoration for the Toledo Botanical Garden reduced flooding, improved water quality and aquatic habitat, and reduced sedimentation in the Garden’s display pond.

Collaboration with engineers, biologists, the owner, and the US Army Corps of Engineers resulted in a concept plan that fulfilled the Ohio EPA’s design criteria, successfully removed two low-head dams, reduced phosphorus loading, allowed visitors direct interaction with the water, and provided examples of both native and cultivar plant use for riparian restoration.

 

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