Sediment impacts the ability for aquatic life to survive in the Chagrin River and transports phosphorous and other pollutants to Lake Erie. Sources of sediment in the Chagrin River watershed include streambank and streambed erosion, slope failure, construction, suspended solids carried from stormwater runoff, and runoff from agricultural lands in the watershed.
The Great Lakes Commission awarded CRWP a Great Lakes Basin Program for Erosion and Sediment Control Grant to reduce sediment in Chagrin River's East Branch and Lower Main Branch subwatersheds. CRWP is partnering with Lake and Geauga Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) on this project to offer cost share assistance to landowners for the installation of the best management practices described below.
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CRWP delivers beneficial services to local decision makers in the context of a watershed approach. CRWP supports these services with on-going studies of watershed functions, and shares and collaborates with organizations and communities facing similar issues statewide. CRWP is funded by annual dues payments from member communities, foundation grants, and grants from State and Federal agencies. Member dues are based on the amount of land in the watershed and the assessed value of the community.
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