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Lyndhurst - West Branch of Euclid Creek, Cleveland Clinic Lyndhurst Campus Stream Restoration Project

The West Branch of Euclid Creek, Cleveland Clinic Lyndhurst Campus Stream Restoration Project is located in Lyndhurst just downstream of Acacia Reservation. The stream is experiencing erosion, lacks access to the flooplain, and has a low head dam that prevents fish migration.

In October 2018 the Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District received a $300,000 grant through the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency's Section 319 Grant Program to conduct a restoration project at the Cleveland Clinic Lyndhurst Campus. The grant requires a local match of 40% and the total project cost is $600,550. The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) has committed the remaining $300,550 to fund the project. The project will rehabilitate Euclid Creek by adjusting the channel away from a failing hillslope to a significant portion of the floodplain with stable slopes. Pools and riffles will be constructed to restore and improve habitat for fish and macroinvertebrates. The project will restore native riparian woody vegetation along the floodplain to slow overland flow, capture woody debris and process nutrients and sediment from the channel. The restoration project includes the removal of a small low-head dam that currently serves as a fish migration barrier. In addition a floodplain with oxbow wetlands will be created in the former channel in conjunction with more extensive floodplain grading in the existing lawn area. Once complete, an easement will be placed on the restoration project to protect the area.