The 5TH Avenue lowhead dam was removed in August 2012, and the ecological restoration project began as pool levels were reduced above the 5th Avenue Dam. The ecological and riverbank restoration project ended in September of 2014. Please see the links below for details on the dam removal and river restoration efforts undertaken for the 5th Avenue dam project.
For more information:
5th Avenue Dam Project, Department of Public Utilities, City of Columbus
July 2014 5th Avenue Dam e-newsletter (PDF – 2.8 MB)
5th Avenue Dam Removal and progress with the Lower Olentangy Ecosystem Restoration Project
Proposed Removal Plan by Stantec (PDF – 11MB)