Joint Luncheon with ASCE: 5th Avenue Dam Removal and Bank Restoration

  • 10/25/2012
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Fawcett Center, The Ohio State University


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"Fifth Avenue Dam Removal and Bank Restoration"

Travis White, PE, SI - Stantec, Inc.

The City of Columbus is currently removing the 5th Avenue Dam from the Olentangy River.  The dam, 500 feet wide and 8 feet tall, was initially constructed in 1935 to provide a constant pool for the cooling water intake at The Ohio State University power plant.  The power plant no longer requires cooling water pumped from the river; therefore the pool created by the dam is no longer needed.


The impounded segment of the river, extending several thousand feet upstream of the dam, is not meeting use attainment goals set by the Ohio EPA.  Removal of the dam and restoration of the Olentangy River will result in net improvements to water quality and aquatic community composition and further efforts to meet future use attainment goals.


In this presentation, we will discuss the history behind the project; the multi-disciplinary, collaborative effort that addressed the various facets of the project; and provide an update on the current status of the construction.


Thursday, October 25, 2012 from 11:30am to 1 pm.

Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Road

Ballroom C-D

Free parking in the visitor’s lot on the south side of the building

Box lunches and soft drinks provided.

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