Must-See: Time-Lapse Video Compresses Dam Demolitions to 2 Minutes

The video contains over 15,000 images showing the complete removal of the Powerhouse and Sheraton Dams.

Cuyahoga Falls dam demolition. Photo Credit: John Deike
Cuyahoga Falls dam demolition. Photo Credit: John Deike
A YouTube video, posted by the City of Cuyahoga Falls, offers time-lapse imagery of the recent Cuyahoga River dam demolitions. 

The Powerhouse and Sheraton Dams, each built in 1914 following a massive flood, were used to power the Walsh Paper Company and Vaughn Machinery, respectively, according to the video. 

The RiverWorks demolition team carried out the deconstruction in July and August, a move intended to improve the ecosystem of the river and, perhaps, to bring new recreational opportunities to Cuyahoga Falls. 
Heather Elder August 26, 2013 at 03:43 PM
No more should they call it "Rockin' on the River". Call it "Rockin' on the Muddy Ditch". What a shame!
Sumco Res August 27, 2013 at 08:45 AM
Except that the water is now clean! The same amount of water is still flowing! It is just not being pooled up along the banks. The muck is drying out and will soon be covered with vegetation.
june August 27, 2013 at 09:15 AM
I agree with Heather! Sad!!! I have friends that had river front property with Docks on the river. Now they have muck front properties and decks, not docks. Wondering how this will affect all of their property values??? Also, it's going to take more than a couple of years to "cover with vegetation".
Sumco Res August 27, 2013 at 09:58 AM
Typical negative attitude! Maybe their properties will no longer flood? That might help the property value! More than a couple of years? Have you bothered to see the river upstream from the old Monroe Falls Dam? Didn't take long at all for the vegetation to take hold. Instead of carp in the river, perhaps there will be fresh water fish - like bass and trout? Anything else you would like to complain about? This is a free country (so far). You are free to move to a place of your own choosing. Maybe you would be happier there!
Stephanie Greene August 27, 2013 at 10:07 AM
Once again, greedy humanity prevails over the environment. Who cares about their river front property?!? I would rather have clean, non-stagnant water in front of my home. A few good rains will help move the "muck" along.
Jimm Motyka August 28, 2013 at 09:22 AM
Has anyone mentioned the real reason for the dams to be removed, which was to increase the wastewater flow on the river from the Marsh Road facility in Stow? The EPA has wanted them down for years.


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