Cuyahoga River, Ohio Restoration Study. Third Interim Preliminary Feasibility Report on Erosion and Sedimentation. Volume I. Main Report.
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The purpose of this appendix is to identify the sources of sediment in the Cuyahoga River Basin between Independence, Ohio river mile 13.8 and old Portage, Ohio river mile 40.25. The sediment entering the river system is derived from erosion of the streambanks and the upland area. The highly erodible principal soil types are composed of silts and sands. Geologic, climatic, and hydrologic factors affect the rate at which soil erosion occurs. For example, soils with steep slopes that are unprotected by vegetative cover erode faster than those on flatter slopes. Erosion is also greater for areas with high annual precipitation and long, cold winters, where vegetation is either dormant or destroyed. The Cuyahoga River Basin historically has had serious erosion and sedimentation as displayed by onsite physical evidence, complaints, and various attempts of remedical actions by local interests. The problem is demonstrated by the naming of the Cuyahoga River which is derived from Indian words meaning Crooked River, and the original settler naming of the tributary streams in the area such as Mud Brook, Sand Run, and Yellow Creek. Author
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering