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Green Lake Dam Project Wraps Up • New pedestrian walkway to open this spring
The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District is putting the final touches on the Green Lake Dam rehabilitation project. This
includes a new pedestrian walkway with a foot bridge scheduled to open later this spring.
The walkway is on the site of the former Andover Road, which connects Parkland Drive and South Woodland Road on the
west end of the lake. The bridge runs across the dam’s new spillway.
NEORSD completely rebuilt the spillway in order to increase its capacity to handle major storms. A spillway helps control the
flow of water through a dam.
Green Lake was drained last fall, so that NEORSD could complete the work. The lake will be refilled this spring to a depth of
about six feet, which was the original depth when Green Lake – also called the Duck Pond – was created in 1911.
This is NEORSD’s second dam restoration project in the Shaker Lakes. Lower Lake’s dam also received much needed
rehabilitation last summer. This included placing large boulders on the face of the dam to help control erosion. To date, NEORSD
has invested more than $2.25 million in these dam projects. These funds come from the stormwater fees Cuyahoga County
residents pay on their sewer bills.
Next up: replacing Horseshoe Lake’s dam and spillway. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources directed the City to
drain Horseshoe Lake last year, due to the deteriorating condition of the dam. NEORSD, which has committed $9 million to the
project, is now working with ODNR to finalize the design and develop a timeline for completion. SL
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