Euclid Creek Watershed
Released: 1/26/2009
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Euclid Creek Watershed Website
For the most current information on storm water and water quality issues in the Euclid Creek Watershed please visit the Euclid Creek Watershed Website at:
 
www.cuyahogaswcd.org/EuclidCreekFiles/ EuclidCreekthehomepage.htm
 
Your participation is essential to the future stewardship of this great watershed! Learn more now!
 
About the Euclid Creek Watershed
The Euclid Creek Watershed drains 23 square miles from eleven communities on the east side of Cleveland, draining all of its water from the land into Lake Erie, our Great Lake. The watershed encompasses the former Euclid Township, which has historic significance for its bluestone shale. Except for a few areas in the outlying communities, most of the watershed has been urbanized. One of the area gems is the Cleveland Metroparks Euclid Creek Reservation, which provides an oasis in a watershed of 60,000 people.
 
Typical water quality problems on this urban stream are a direct result of the following:
  • Flooding due to development
  • Loss of headwater tributaries
  • Channelization of the main-stem and tributaries
  • Loss of greenspace
  • Lack of habitat in the creek
  • Urban runoff (aka Rain water pollution)
  • Sanitary sewer overflows
  • Septic systems
  • Illegal dumping
  • Excessive erosion
Approximatley 80% of all the parcels of land in the watershed are within 500 feet of the main stem or a tributary to Euclid Creek. Currently a watershed coordinator is working with the Euclid Creek Watershed Council and Friends of Euclid Creek to implement the Euclid Creek Watershed Action Plan. Citizens are encouraged to volunteer for a stream cleanup, stream monitoring, storm drain stenciling, etc., because the time for change is now...
 
If interested in participating:
 
Contact: Claire Posius
Phone: (216) 524-6580
E-Mail: cposius@cuyahogaswcd.org
Address:
Euclid Creek Watershed Coordinator
Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District
6100 West Canal Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44125


Information provided by:
The City of Lyndhurst, Ohio @ www.lyndhurst-oh.com

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