Mind you don’t get your feet wet

The 5th Avenue dam removal project in Columbus heads down the home stretch, in a picture taken this morning by Greg Hitzhusen of our School of Environment and Natural Resources. Heavy construction equipment helped breach the dam, he said, and “in 2-3 days they will be done notching it 3.5 ft lower over 180 ft of the dam.” Why: Water quality and public safety. Students of his have done and will be doing research projects related to removing the dam and to restoring the Olentangy River, which flows through our campus.

Update: More good shots of the action (scroll down).

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