Project launched to revive Mahoning River
YOUNGSTOWN — The Eastgate Regional Council of Governments has launched the Mahoning River Corridor Revitalization Plan, which includes a hydraulic analysis of dams in the river.
The analysis, which evaluates how removal of the dams would affect water levels, can help leaders in each community along the river determine which dams can be removed without adversely affecting residents and industry along the river.
“The Mahoning River is a river of opportunity that flows through the Valley — a corridor in which we can realize economic prosperity through recreation, wildlife, water, business and industry,” said Jim Kinnick, Eastgate executive director.
The plan is funded by $2 million in grants from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
MS consultants will lead the project with partners NBBJ, AMK Professional Services, Environmental Collaborative of Ohio and Wallace Pancher.
Due to the viral outbreak, community engagement will be conducted primarily online through website activities and surveys, educational opportunities and social media interaction. The website is mymahoningriver.com.