Partners of low dam removal project to paddle Great Miami River

Miami Valley News

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A project to create a more picturesque experience along the Great Miami River, while improving safety, river access, and water quality will be tested Tuesday when partners of the project will paddle on the river.

Representatives from the Miami Conservancy District, the Ohio Department of Transportation, and Cardno, all partners of the Tait Station low dam removal project, will paddle from RiverScape MetroPark to Tait Station to experience the new look and feel along the river.

“Removing Tait Station low dam was very positive for the paddling community,” Sarah Hippensteel Hall, MCD manager for watershed partnerships, said. “Low dams are notoriously dangerous. Boaters can be trapped at low dams and drown. Now, people can more safely enjoy this section of the river.”

The $1.55 million project was fully funded by ODOT, while construction was completed by Cardno.

The project, which was recommended by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers after a report on the Great Miami River Corridor, was part of MCD’s work to improve conditions along the corridor – 99 miles of river, paved trails and connected communities in southwest Ohio.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

More As Seen on 2 NEWS

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

More stories not to miss...

Latest News Videos

Crash kills 10 migrants in South Texas

Pentagon press conference after officer killed

WPAFB upgrades to HPCON Bravo after 22 vaccinated base personnel test positive for COVID-19

MVH medical team reflects on Oregon District shooting

Miami Valley colleges adapting admissions criteria following full school year with COVID-19

More News