Improving Fish Passage and Aquatic Habitat in Doan Brook
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Doan Brook in the City of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, OH

The Doan Brook Watershed Partnership is removing a failed debris rack in Doan Brook, which eliminates a fish barrier and improves hydrology and in-stream habitat along 300 feet of stream within the Cuyahoga River Area of Concern. This project also leverages an existing project being planned by the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) to install a bioswale adjacent to Doan Brook to reduce Combined Sewer Overflows in the area. A component of NOERSD’s large-scale green infrastructure project will involve stabilizing the highly eroded stream bank. The Doan Gorge Habitat Restoration Project is removing the failed debris rack, restoring the main-stem, and removing invasive vegetation in conjunction with the stream bank stabilization. The project will result in improved fish passage and water quality benefits in Doan Brook, which ultimately flows to Lake Erie.

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