Protecting and Restoring the Olentangy River

Ohio EPA appreciates your interest in covering the improvement in the Olentangy River in and near Delaware. To facilitate your reporting, we have created this online media kit. If you need more information or would like to schedule an interview to speak with a staff member about the project, please contact Erin Strouse by e-mail or phone at (614) 644-2160.

Associated Materials

 

Delaware Area Dam Removals
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Ohio EPA Director Chris Korleski addresses a crowd at the Olentangy River near Mingo Park Oct. 6, 2010, during a celebration of the local, state and federal partnership to protect and restore the river. Looking on are, from left to right, U.S. EPA Division of Water Associate Director Tim Henry, and Ohio EPA Division of Surface Water Nonpoint Section Manager Russ Gibson.
Delaware City Manager Tom Homan celebrates the local, state and federal partnership to protect and restore the Olentangy River. Looking on are, from left to right, Tim Henry, Russ Gibson and Chris Korleski.
Ohio EPA biologist Holly Tucker shows fish found in the Olentangy River near Delaware's Mingo Park to a group of 4th grade students from St. Mary's School during an electrofishing demonstration Oct. 6, 2010; an abundance and diversity of fish can now be found in the river since the 2008 removal of the Central Ave. dam in the Mingo Park area.
Ohio EPA Director Chris Korleski watching the electrofishing demonstration with a group of 4th graders from St. Mary's School.

Camp Lazarus Boy Scout Reservation (Delaware County), tributary to the Olentangy River.

This direct tributary to the Olentangy River is permanently protected as a result of a conservation easement at Camp Lazarus.

The Central Avenue dam in the city of Delaware before removal.
The Central Avenue dam area in the city of Delaware after removal.
Biological monitoring completed in 2009 demonstrates a remarkable recovery since the city took out the dam in 2008.
The River Street dam was removed in 2006 by the city of Delaware.
Biological monitoring completed in 2009 demonstrates a remarkable recovery since the city took out the dam in 2006.
ODNR's Scenic Rivers Program removed Delaware's Dennison Dam in 2004. This effort served as the catalyst to remove other area lowhead dam structures in the Olentangy River.
   After the Dennison Dam was removed.
 Dobsonfly larva

 Purple Wartyback Mussel
   Banded Darter
Brindled Madtom
Stonecat Madtom
   Ohio EPA biologist sample for fish near the former site of the Central Avenue Dam in Delaware.
  Sediment loading from storm water runoff was one of the key problems in the Olentangy River.

 


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