The Cuyahoga River, named by the Iroquois Indians is translated, The Crooked River. This is the river that became famous when it caught fire and burned in Cleveland in 1969. The river catching fire was something Cleveland had to fight hard to correct both the river and the Cleveland image.
The river flows in NE Ohio from Geauga County South, through Portage County South and West, through Summit County West and North, then through Cuyahoga County entering into Lake Erie at Cleveland. The river makes a U-Shape as it travel through this part of Ohio. The EPA has had several small dams removed from the river to make the river have better water quality. These are some pictures I took of the river today. We have had a lot of rain and melt-off lately so the river is running high.
These first two pictures are from above the wing dam in Kent, Ohio from the Main Street Bridge.
This is a telephoto close-up of the upstream surge.
The next two shots are looking downstream at the new wing dam.
This is a telephoto close-up of the raceway.
It does have some fish and fisherman use it for recreation. The river is real high and fast and I wonder what 34 degree water feels like to the fish. The urge to fish is very strong for the fisherman.