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Tuesday, 13 July 2021 12:17

Urban Runoff Capture and Otter Creek Restoration Project

Urban runoff is a term used to describe the runoff that occurs during rain events in areas that have a high concentration of impervious surfaces, such as asphalt roadways, parking areas, sidewalks, and rooftops. Urban runoff typically contains contaminants such as sediment, nutrients, hydrocarbons, metals, and bacteria from a variety of sources within the watershed. To combat runoff contaminants, the City of Oregon has constructed the Urban Runoff Capture and Otter Creek Restoration Project. This project is located at the western end of Eastmoreland Blvd, west of Wheeling Street. Construction began in Fall of 2019 and was completed in Summer of 2020. By capturing and treating urban runoff, this project will benefit Otter Creek and the Western Basin of Lake Erie. The City of Oregon was successful in obtaining a $499,997 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grant from the US EPA for design and construction.

May 22, 2019 Public Meeting Presentation

Urban Runoff Capture and Otter Creek Restoration Project Conceptual Plan

August 7, 2020 Virtual Tour / Drone Video - You Tube

‘Park with a Purpose’ (Buhoveckey, G & Gladwell, S., Properties, June 2021, p. 76).

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