- Published: 03 December 2013
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With assistance from Chagrin River Watershed Partners, Inc., the City of Willoughby stabilized over 200 feet of eroding streambank along the Chagrin River at Todd Field during the summer of 2015. Three bendway weirs, rock structures that direct flow into the center of the channel, were installed to stop the severe erosion that had been occurring since 2006. Bendway weirs have been successfully used on other rivers, including the Mississippi River.
|Eroding bank before streambank stabilization||
Bendway weirs direct the force of water away
from the formerly eroding bank