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Beginning in Program Year 2020, Ohio EPA’s Water Resource Restoration Sponsor Program (WRRSP) will include a new restoration subcategory to specifically address projects involving multiple dam removals in urban corridors. It is intended to provide an increased level of funding stability for larger-scale dam removal projects that involve multiple entities, multiple dams within a defined area, and that often require multiple phases to complete.

The Urban Corridor Dam Restoration (UCD-Restoration) category is a subset of the larger WRRSP Restoration category and intended to focus a portion of WRRSP resources on this Ohio EPA water quality priority. To qualify, UCD-Restoration projects must include a collaborative effort between communities to remove multiple dams within their collective urban corridor. Additionally, these projects need to be part of a larger planned revitalization effort to remove barriers to restoration of larger waterways, while achieving both ecological lift and water quality benefits.

For more information, please contact Steve Malone at (614) 644-3663 or steven.malone@epa.ohio.gov.