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This page includes Euclid Creek Watershed Plans, Fact Sheets, Brochures, Maps and Friends of Euclid Creek Resources.  Click on a category above to view the related publications.  

Euclid Creek Watershed Action Plan (WAP), 2006

The Euclid Creek Watershed Action Plan (WAP) was endorsed by the State of Ohio Department of Natural Resources and Ohio EPA in July 2006. Thanks to the Euclid Creek communities and all that participated in the development of the plan.

The Euclid Creek Watershed Action Plan sets goals and guidance to establish stewardship activities to protect, restore, and manage the watershed. This comprehensive plan for the watershed includes a watershed resource inventory, identifies problems, and provides watershed-wide and sub-watershed recommendations and solutions to benefit its communities for the future.

For comments, or to inquire about ongoing updates / revisions to the plan, please contact the Euclid Creek Watershed Coordinator at 216-524-6580x16.

Euclid Creek Watershed Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) report, 2005 (Ohio EPA document)

The Euclid Creek Watershed TMDL, 2005, Ohio EPA Document prepared at same time as Euclid Creek WAP: approved by the U.S. EPA on September 27, 2005.

The Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) program, established under Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1313), is federally mandated for all impaired water. The main branch of Euclid Creek currently does not meet water quality standards and is considered in non-attainment of the Clean Water Act, while the East Branch of Euclid Creek is in partial attainment of meeting water quality standards.

The TMDL program focuses on identifying and restoring polluted rivers, streams, lakes and other surface waterbodies. A TMDL is a written, quantitative assessment of water quality problems in a waterbody and contributing sources of pollution. It specifies the amount a pollutant needs to be reduced to meet water quality standards (WQS), allocates pollutant load reductions, and provides the basis for taking actions needed to restore a waterbody.

To see the report without appendices, click here.

To see the TMDL appendices, click here.

Lower Euclid Creek Greenway Plan, 2007

The Lower Euclid Creek Plan looks at opportunities to enhance Euclid Creek in Cleveland and Euclid, the most densely populated cities of the watershed. The Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District worked with a Community Advisory Committee and URS Consulting Team to look at opportunities to enhance Euclid Creek in this area, and were impressed with the hidden assets and potential we found for the creek. Restoration of coastal wetlands, fish passage, land conservation, storm water management, and potential greenspace linkages from the Metroparks Euclid Creek Reservation to Lake Erie are some of the recommendations of the Lower Euclid Creek Greenway Plan. The Plan identifies specific projects that will enhance Euclid Creek and bring the Creek back into the community as an amenity. The project was funded in part by ODNR’s Coastal Management Grant Program.

City of Cleveland's webpage on project here

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