Munroe Falls Historical Society Newsletter

Article #:57
Volume/Issue: 7 / 7
Date: 2003-09-01
Title: The Munroe Falls Dam
Author: Editor
Subject: Munroe Falls Dam
Annotation:
This article focuses on the old stone masonry dam at Munroe Falls. This dam is an icon of the town and provides its name; however, the Ohio EPA Clean Water Act study determined that the eight-mile stretch of river upstream from the Munroe Falls dam forms a stagnant, algae-filled backwater that robs the river of oxygen needed to maintain aquatic life. The article covers both the current situation of the dam, and some historical facts about the dam. Included with the article is a photo of the dam in 1921, and a site plane sketch of Munroe Falls Dam from 1998.


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