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Great Lakes AOCs

Remediation and Restoration Projects for Ashtabula River AOC

Project Title Project Description Date Completed Targeted BUI(s)
Strategic Navigation Dredging Under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, USACE dredged 114,000 cubic yards of sediment from the upper and lower river within the federal navigation channel. 2013
 
  • Fish Tumors or Other Deformities
  • Restrictions on Dredging Activities
Jack’s Marine North Slip Sediment Cleanup Exit Under the Great Lakes Legacy Act, Ohio EPA partnered with U.S. EPA to clean up nearly 12,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment and install a 6-inch sand cover. 2013  
  • Fish Tumors or Other Deformities
  • Degradation of  Benthos
  • Degradation of Fish & Wildlife Populations
  • Restrictions on Fish & Wildlife Consumption
  • Restrictions on Dredging Activities
5 ½ Slip Habitat Restoration 3840 linear feet of habitat shelves were installed, and 3.6 acres of upland habitat were created on the peninsula at the mid-point of the AOC. 2012
 
  • Degradation of Fish & Wildlife Populations
  • Loss of Fish & Wildlife Habitat
Water Resources Development Act Dredging U.S. Army Corps of Engineers removed 133,000 cubic yards of sediment downstream of the 5th Street Bridge, including 1.5 feet below authorized channel to create a cleaner sediment surface layer. 2008  
  • Fish Tumors or Other Deformities
  • Restrictions on Fish & Wildlife Consumption
  • Degradation of Benthos
  • Degradation of  & Wildlife Populations
  • Restrictions on Dredging Activities
Ashtabula River Sediment CleanupExit Great Lakes Legacy Act sediment cleanup removed 497,000 cubic yards of sediment contaminated with PCBs and other contaminants. 2007
  • Fish Tumors or Other Deformities
  • Degradation of Benthos
  • Restrictions on Fish & Wildlife Consumption
  • Degradation of  & Wildlife Populations
  • Restrictions on Dredging Activities