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Collision Bend - Cuyahoga River - Cleveland.jpg
The Cuyahoga River in Cleveland.
Map of the Cuyahoga River drainage basin
Country United States
State Ohio
Counties Cuyahoga, Summit, Portage, Geauga
Cities Cleveland, Akron, Cuyahoga Falls, Kent
Physical characteristics
Main source 1,093 feet (333.1 m)
River mouth Lake Erie at Cleveland,
Cuyahoga County, Ohio
571 feet (174.0 m)
Length 84.9 miles (136.6 km)
Basin features
Basin size 809 square miles (2,100 km2)

The Cuyahoga River ( KY-ə-HOG, or KY-ə-HOH-gə ) is a river in the United States, located in Northeast Ohio, that bisects the city of Cleveland and feeds into Lake Erie.

As Cleveland emerged as a major center for manufacturing, the river became heavily affected by industrial pollution, so much so that it "caught fire" at least 13 times, most famously on June 22, 1969, helping to spur the American environmental movement. Since then, the river has been extensively cleaned up through the efforts of Cleveland's city government and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA). In 2019, the American Rivers conservation association named the Cuyahoga "River of the Year" in honor of "50 years of environmental resurgence."


The name Cuyahoga is believed to mean "crooked river" from the Mohawk name Cayagaga, although the Mohawk were never in the region alongside Settlers, so this is highly unlikely. Children in the area are usually taught that it comes from a Seneca word for "jawbone." This, however, is also likely incorrect. A close match in the Seneca language is Gayó'ha'geh, meaning "on your chin." The river's crooked form does vaguely resemble an animal's jawbone. It is possible that Settlers once wished to call it that, but the name "Cuyahoga" ended up becoming more prevalent and folk etymology took over, creating an accidental link between the two names that did not actually exist.

The name also could possibly be related to the Wyandot language words kaye'ska and hake'nya'a, roughly translating to "small land." (Literally "here, small.") Early maps from the era of French control of the region, when the Wyandot were the only tribe there, mark the river as "Cuyahoga." There is also the possibility that the name comes from the amalgamation of two Cayuga Iroquois language words, gihe:k and hoga:; Gihe'hoga, meaning "Elm Tree River." Assuming the name had come from the Erie originally, not the Wyandot, then Cayuga is the closest surviving language to Erie. Seneca was once a different dialect of Cayuga that was arguably closer, but shifted into a completely different language during the Colonial Era.


The Cuyahoga watershed begins its 100-mile (160 km) journey in Hambden, Ohio, flowing southward to the confluence of the East Branch Cuyahoga River and West Branch Cuyahoga River in Burton, where the Cuyahoga River officially begins. It continues on its 84.9 miles (136.6 km) journey flowing southward to Akron and Cuyahoga Falls, where it turns sharply north and flows through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in northern Summit County and southern Cuyahoga County. It then flows through Independence, Valley View, Cuyahoga Heights, Newburgh Heights and Cleveland to its northern terminus, emptying into Lake Erie. The Cuyahoga River and its tributaries drain 813 square miles (2,110 km2) of land in portions of six counties.

The river is a relatively recent geologic formation, formed by the advance and retreat of ice sheets during the last ice age. The final glacial retreat, which occurred 10,000–12,000 years ago, caused changes in the drainage pattern near Akron. This change in pattern caused the originally south-flowing Cuyahoga to flow to the north. As its newly reversed currents flowed toward Lake Erie, the river carved its way around glacial debris left by the receding ice sheet, resulting in the river's winding U-shape. These meanderings stretched the length of the river (which was only 30 miles (50 km) when traveled directly) into a 100-mile (160 km) trek from its headwaters to its mouth. The depth of the river (except where noted below) ranges from 3 to 6 ft (1 to 2 m).


The river was one of the features along which the "Greenville Treaty Line" ran beginning in 1795, per the Treaty of Greenville that ended the Northwest Indian War in the Ohio Country, effectively becoming the western boundary of the United States and remaining so briefly. On July 22, 1796, Moses Cleaveland, a surveyor charged with exploring the Connecticut Western Reserve, arrived at the mouth of the Cuyahoga and subsequently located a settlement there, which became the city of Cleveland.

Environmental cleanup

City pump station discharges sewage into the Cuyohoga River - NARA - 550206 (Corrected)
City pump station discharges sewage into Cuyahoga River in 1973.

The Cuyahoga River, at times during the 20th century, was one of the most polluted rivers in the United States. The reach from Akron to Cleveland was devoid of fish. A 1968 Kent State University symposium described one section of the river:

From 1,000 feet [300 m] below Lower Harvard Bridge to Newburgh and South Shore Railroad Bridge, the channel becomes wider and deeper and the level is controlled by Lake Erie. Downstream of the railroad bridge to the harbor, the depth is held constant by dredging, and the width is maintained by piling along both banks. The surface is covered with the brown oily film observed upstream as far as the Southerly Plant effluent. In addition, large quantities of black heavy oil floating in slicks, sometimes several inches thick, are observed frequently. Debris and trash are commonly caught up in these slicks forming an unsightly floating mess. Anaerobic action is common as the dissolved oxygen is seldom above a fraction of a part per million. The discharge of cooling water increases the temperature by 10 to 15 °F [5.6 to 8.3 °C]. The velocity is negligible, and sludge accumulates on the bottom. Animal life does not exist. Only the algae Oscillatoria grows along the piers above the water line. The color changes from gray-brown to rusty brown as the river proceeds downstream. Transparency is less than 0.5 feet [0.15 m] in this reach. This entire reach is grossly polluted.

At least 13 fires have been reported on the Cuyahoga River, the first occurring in 1868. The largest river fire, in 1952, caused over $1 million in damage to boats, a bridge, and a riverfront office building.

Things began to change in the late 1960s, when new mayor Carl Stokes and his utilities director rallied voters to approve a $100-million bond to rehabilitate Cleveland's rivers. Then the mayor seized the opportunity of a June 22, 1969 river fire triggered by a spark from a passing rail car igniting an oil slick to bring reporters to the river to raise attention to the issue. The 1969 fire caused approximately $50,000 in damage, mostly to an adjacent railroad bridge, but despite mayor Stokes' efforts, very little attention was initially given to the incident, and it was not considered a major news story in the Cleveland media.

Cuyahoga River Towpath View
A view of the river from the Ohio and Erie Canal Tow-Path Trail.

However, the incident did soon garner the attention of Time magazine, which used a dramatic photo of the even larger 1952 blaze in an article on the pollution of America's waterways.

The 1969 Cuyahoga River fire helped spur an avalanche of water pollution control activities, resulting in the Clean Water Act, Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, and the creation of the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA). Mayor Stokes gave Congressional testimony on his and other major big cities' struggles with polluting industries to restore the environmental health of their communities. As a result, large point sources of pollution on the Cuyahoga have received significant attention from the OEPA in subsequent decades. These events are referred to in Randy Newman's 1972 song "Burn On," R.E.M.'s 1986 song "Cuyahoga," and Adam Again's 1992 song "River on Fire." Great Lakes Brewing Company of Cleveland named its Burning River Pale Ale after the event.

In December 1970 a federal grand jury investigation led by U.S. Attorney Robert Jones began, of water pollution allegedly being caused by about 12 companies in northeastern Ohio; it was the first grand jury investigation of water pollution in the area. The Attorney General of the United States, John N. Mitchell, gave a Press Conference December 18, 1970 referencing new pollution control litigation, with particular reference to work with the new Environmental Protection Agency, and announcing the filing of a law suit that morning against the Jones and Laughlin Steel Corporation for discharging substantial quantities of cyanide into the Cuyahoga River near Cleveland. Jones filed the misdemeanor charges in District Court, alleging violations of the 1899 Rivers and Harbors Act. There were multiple other suits filed by Jones.

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Rowing on the Cuyahoga in Cleveland.

Water quality has improved and, partially in recognition of this improvement, the Cuyahoga was designated one of 14 American Heritage Rivers in 1998. Despite these efforts, pollution continues to exist in the Cuyahoga River due to other sources of pollution, including urban runoff, nonpoint source problems, combined sewer overflows, and stagnation due to water impounded by dams. For this reason, the Environmental Protection Agency classified portions of the Cuyahoga River watershed as one of 43 Great Lakes Areas of Concern. The most polluted portions of the river now generally meet established aquatic life water quality standards except near dam impoundments. The reasons for not meeting standards near the dam pools are habitat and fish passage issues rather than water quality. River reaches that were once devoid of fish now support 44 species. The most recent survey in 2008 revealed the two most common species in the river were hogsuckers and spotfin shiners, both moderately sensitive to water quality. Habitat issues within the 5.6-mile (9.0 km) navigation channel still preclude a robust fishery in that reach. Recreation water quality standards (using bacteria as indicators) are generally met during dry weather conditions, but are often exceeded during significant rains due to nonpoint sources and combined sewer overflows. In March 2019 the OEPA declared fish caught in the river safe to eat.

Cuyahoga mouth
The river's mouth at Lake Erie in Cleveland, circa 1920.


Near the mouth of the river in Cleveland's Flats.

The lower Cuyahoga River, just west of present-day downtown Cleveland, has been subjected to numerous changes. Originally, the Cuyahoga river met Lake Erie approximately 4,000 feet (1.2 km) west of its current mouth, forming a shallow marsh. The current mouth is man-made, created in 1827, and allows shipping traffic to flow freely between the river and the lake. Additionally, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers periodically dredges the navigation channel of the otherwise shallow river to a depth of 27 feet (8.2 m), along the river's lower 5 miles (8.0 km), from its mouth up to the Mittal Steel Cleveland Works steel mills, to accommodate Great Lakes freighter traffic which serves the bulk (asphalt, gravel, petroleum, salt, steel, and other) industries located along the lower Cuyahoga River banks in Cleveland's Flats district. The Corps of Engineers has also straightened river banks and widened turning basins in the federal navigation channel on the lower Cuyahoga River to facilitate maritime operations.


The United States Coast Guard sometimes conducts fall and spring ice-breaking operations along Lake Erie and the lower Cuyahoga River to prolong the Great Lakes shipping season, depending on shipping schedules and weather conditions.


Some attempts (including dams and dredging) have been made to control flooding along the Cuyahoga River basin. As a result of speculative land development, buildings have been erected on many flat areas that are only a few feet above normal river levels. Sudden strong rain or snow storms can create severe flooding in these low-lying areas.

The upper Cuyahoga River, starting at 1,093 feet (333 m) over 84 miles (135 km) from its mouth, drops in elevation fairly steeply, creating falls and rapids in some places; the lower Cuyahoga River only drops several feet along the last several miles of the lower river to 571 feet (174 m) at the mouth on Lake Erie, resulting in relatively slow-moving waters that can take a while to drain compared to the upper Cuyahoga.

Elevation at confluence points
River Mile: Elevation: Tributary:
1,235 feet (0.376 km)
571 feet (174 m) Mouth: at Lake Erie
4.46 miles (7.18 km)
581 feet (177 m) Kingsbury Run (Cuyahoga River)
5.345 miles (8.602 km)
577 feet (176 m) Burk Branch (Cuyahoga River)
7.2 miles (11.6 km)
577 feet (176 m) Big Creek (Cuyahoga River)
11.12 miles (17.90 km)
591 feet (180 m) West Creek (Cuyahoga River)
11.4 miles (18.3 km)
587 feet (179 m) Mill Creek (Cuyahoga River)
16.36 miles (26.33 km)
610 feet (190 m) Tinkers Creek (Cuyahoga River)
18.08 miles (29.10 km)
from Willow Lake; downstream from Ohio and Erie Canal dam
20.88 miles (33.60 km)
627 feet (191 m) Chippewa Creek (Cuyahoga River)
24.16 miles (38.88 km)
636 feet (194 m) Brandywine Creek (Cuyahoga River)
25.72 miles (41.39 km)
646 feet (197 m) Stanford Run
28.98 miles (46.64 km)
676 feet (206 m) Boston Run (Cuyahoga River)
31.47 miles (50.65 km)
699 feet (213 m) Langes Run
33.08 miles (53.24 km)
709 feet (216 m) Furnace Run (Cuyahoga River)
37.16 miles (59.80 km)
728 feet (222 m) Yellow Creek (Cuyahoga River)
39.78 miles (64.02 km)
738 feet (225 m) Mud Brook (Cuyahoga River)
42.27 miles (68.03 km)
758 feet (231 m) Little Cuyahoga River
45.8 miles (73.7 km)
840 feet (260 m) Gorge Metropolitan Park Dam
52.1 miles (83.8 km)
1,004 feet (306 m) Fish Creek (Cuyahoga River)
53.7 miles (86.4 km)
1,010 feet (310 m) Plum Creek (Cuyahoga River)
56.8 miles (91.4 km)
1,027 feet (313 m) Breakneck Creek (Cuyahoga River)
57.97 miles (93.29 km)
1,063 feet (324 m) Lake Rockwell Dam
59.95 miles (96.48 km)
1,070 feet (330 m) Eckert Ditch (Cuyahoga River)
63.45 miles (102.11 km)
1,109 feet (338 m) Yoder Ditch
66.33 miles (106.75 km)
1,096 feet (334 m) Harper Ditch (Cuyahoga River)
68.98 miles (111.01 km)
71.63 miles (115.28 km)
No data
74.29 miles (119.56 km)
76.64 miles (123.34 km)
1,010 feet (310 m) Black Creek (Cuyahoga River)
79.15 miles (127.38 km)
1,093 feet (333 m) Sawyer Brook (Cuyahoga River)
83.29 miles (134.04 km)
1,122 feet (342 m) Bridge Creek (Cuyahoga River)
84.9 miles (136.6 km)
1,093 feet (333 m) Source: East and West Branch Cuyahoga River
Cuyahoga River-tributary confluence elevations by River miles

Some tributary elevations above are higher than the Cuyahoga River elevation, because of small waterfalls at or near their confluences; and distances are measured in "river miles" along the river's length from its mouth on Lake Erie.


Former Ohio and Erie Canal diversion dam

The Brecksville Dam at river mile 20 was the first dam upstream of Lake Erie. It affected fish populations by restricting their passage. The dam was removed in 2020.

Gorge Metropolitan Park Dam

Ohio Edison dam
FirstEnergy Dam

The largest dam is the Gorge Metropolitan Park Dam, also known as the FirstEnergy Dam, on the border between Cuyahoga Falls and Akron. This 57-foot dam has for over 90 years submerged the falls for which the City of Cuyahoga Falls was named; more to the point of water quality, it has created a large stagnant pool with low dissolved oxygen.

The FirstEnergy Dam was built by the Northern Ohio Traction and Light Co. in 1912 to serve the dual functions of generating hydropower for its local streetcar system and providing cooling-water storage for a coal-burning power plant; however, the hydropower operation was discontinued in 1958, and the coal-burning plant was decommissioned in 1991. Some environmental groups and recreational groups want the dam removed. Others contend such an effort would be expensive and complicated, for at least two reasons: first, the formerly hollow dam was filled in with concrete in the early 1990s, and second, because of the industrial history of Cuyahoga Falls, the sediment upstream of the dam is expected to contain hazardous chemicals, possibly including heavy metals and PCBs. The Ohio EPA estimated removal of the dam would cost $5–10 million, and removal of the contaminated sediments $60 million. The dam is licensed through 2041.

Advanced Hydro Solutions (AHS), a company based in Fairlawn, Ohio, filed a notice of intent to use the dam to generate hydropower. The company contends hydropower is a cleaner source of power and the emissions saved by the plant will be the equivalent of taking 10,000 cars off the road. Citing concerns with erosion, dewatering of the scenic river reach below the dam, and use that is inconsistent with the Gorge MetroPark's purpose, opponents to this plan include, in addition to environmental and recreational groups, some governmental agencies, including Summit Metro Parks, the U.S. Department of the Interior, and the Ohio EPA. At public meetings held on July 27, 2005, the proposed project, which would generate enough electricity to power 2000 homes, encountered substantial opposition. On May 25, 2007, AHS suffered a setback in its effort to develop the site. The United States Court of Appeals for the sixth circuit denied its application to conduct tests at the site, refusing to overturn a lower court's ruling that the MetroParks had the right to deny AHS access to conduct the tests. In a letter dated June 14, 2007, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) terminated AHS's application for the Integrated Licensing Permit without prejudice, citing the company's failure to adhere to strict timelines. FERC will allow AHS to refile if it can conduct the required studies and move forward with the project. The final decision from the FERC on the project was due in July 2009. On June 12, 2009, AHS dropped its permit and terminated the project.

On April 9, 2019, officials from the U.S. EPA and Ohio EPA announced a plan to remove the Gorge Metropolitan Park Dam by 2023 at a cost of $65 to $70 million. Funding for the project was authorized through the Great Lakes Legacy Act with funds coming from the City of Akron and members of the Gorge Dam Stakeholder Committee, including Summit Metro Parks, FirstEnergy, and the City of Cuyahoga Falls.

Dams in Cuyahoga Falls

Two dams in Cuyahoga Falls, the Sheraton and LeFever Dams, were scheduled for demolition in late 2012. This is the result of an agreement between the City of Cuyahoga Falls, which owns the dams, and the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, which will provide $1 million of funding to remove the dams. This schedule was delayed, in part because of complications with the bidding process, and because of requirements from the Army Corps of Engineers. On December 12, 2012, the ACOE issued a permit, allowing the demolition to proceed. As part of the project, a water trail will be developed. In early June 2013, dam removal began, and ended in July 2013. This will bring about a mile of the river back to its natural state, remove 35 feet of structures, and expose an equivalent quantity of whitewater for recreation. As of August 20, 2013, both small dams had effectively been totally removed, and there is essentially no impoundment of water now. Cleanup and remediation of the general area within downtown Cuyahoga Falls remains to be completed. In 2019, attempts by the city to address increased erosion as a result of the removal of these and other area dams were publicized.

Munroe Falls Dam

Two other dams, in Kent and in Munroe Falls, though smaller, have had an even greater impact on water quality due to the lower gradient in their respective reaches. For this reason, the Ohio EPA required the communities to mitigate the effects of the dams.

The Munroe Falls Dam was modified in 2005. Work on this project uncovered a natural waterfall. Given this new knowledge about the riverbed, some interested parties, including Summit County, campaigned for complete removal of the dam. The revised plan, initially denied on September 20, 2005, was approved by the Munroe Falls City Council on a week later. The 11.5 foot sandstone dam has since been removed, and in its place now is a natural ledge with a 4.5 foot drop at its greatest point.

Kent Dam

The Kent Dam was bypassed in 2004 and was the first dam modification project in the state of Ohio that was made only for water quality issues. The modification resulted in the river fully attaining the designated Ohio water quality standards.


Variant names

According to the United States Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System, the Cuyahoga River has also been known as:

  • Cajahage River
  • Cayagaga River
  • Cayahoga River
  • Cayhahoga River
  • Cayohoga River
  • Cujahaga River
  • Cuyohaga River
  • Gichawaga Creek
  • Goyahague River
  • Gwahago River
  • River de Saguin
  • Rivière Blanche
  • Rivière à Seguin
  • Saguin River
  • Yashahia
  • Cayahaga River
  • Cayanhoga River
  • Cayhoga River
  • Coyahoga River
  • Cuahoga River
  • Guyahoga River
  • Gwahoga River
  • Kiahagoh River
  • White River


Dams on the Cuyahoga River
Coordinates Elevation Locality County Description
41°19′15″N 81°35′15″W / 41.32083°N 81.58750°W / 41.32083; -81.58750 (Ohio and Erie Canal diversion dam) Ohio and Erie Canal diversion dam, built 1825–1827
upstream from OH-82.svg SR 82 Chippewa Road-West Aurora Road bridge,
downstream from Station Road-Bridle Trail bridge
41°07′23″N 81°29′50″W / 41.12306°N 81.49722°W / 41.12306; -81.49722 (Gorge Metropolitan Park Dam) 840 feet (260 m) Summit Gorge Metropolitan Park Dam, built in 1912,
upstream from OH-8.svg SR 8 North Main Street-State Road bridge,
downstream from OH-59.svg SR 59 Front Street bridge
41°08′14″N 81°28′53″W / 41.13722°N 81.48139°W / 41.13722; -81.48139 (Cuyahoga Falls Low Head Dam) 1,007 feet (307 m) Cuyahoga Falls Summit Cuyahoga Falls Low Head Dam,
upstream from Portage Trail bridge,
downstream from OH-8.svg OH-59.svg SR 8/SR 59 bridge
41°9′12″N 81°21′35″W / 41.15333°N 81.35972°W / 41.15333; -81.35972 (Kent Dam) Kent Portage Kent dam,
upstream from OH-59.svg OH-43.svg SR 59/SR 43 Haymaker Parkway bridge,
immediately downstream from West Main Street bridge
41°10′58″N 81°19′51″W / 41.18278°N 81.33083°W / 41.18278; -81.33083 (Lake Rockwell Dam) 1,063 feet (324 m) Franklin Township Portage Lake Rockwell Dam,
upstream from Ravenna Road bridge,
downstream from OH-14.svg SR 14 Cleveland-East Liverpool Road bridge


Generally, rivers are larger than creeks, which are larger than brooks, which are larger than runs. Runs may be dry except during or after a rain, at which point they can flash flood and be torrential.

Default is standard order from mouth to upstream:

Tributaries on the Cuyahoga River
Coordinates Elevation Tributary Municipality County Description
41°29′32″N 81°42′53″W / 41.49222°N 81.71472°W / 41.49222; -81.71472 (Old River (Cuyahoga River)) 577 feet (176 m) Old River (Cuyahoga River) Cleveland Cuyahoga near Division Avenue/River Road
41°28′52″N 81°40′36″W / 41.48111°N 81.67667°W / 41.48111; -81.67667 (Kingsbury Run (Cuyahoga River)) 581 feet (177 m) Kingsbury Run (Cuyahoga River) Cuyahoga near Independence Road and Rockefeller Avenue
41°28′10″N 81°40′10″W / 41.46944°N 81.66944°W / 41.46944; -81.66944 (Morgan Run (Cuyahoga River)) 581 feet (177 m) Morgan Run (Cuyahoga River) Cuyahoga near Independence Road and Pershing Avenue
41°27′50″N 81°40′45″W / 41.46389°N 81.67917°W / 41.46389; -81.67917 (Burk Branch (Cuyahoga River)) 577 feet (176 m) Burk Branch (Cuyahoga River) Cuyahoga near CW steel mill
41°26′45″N 81°41′9″W / 41.44583°N 81.68583°W / 41.44583; -81.68583 (Big Creek (Cuyahoga River)) 577 feet (176 m) Big Creek (Cuyahoga River) Cuyahoga near Jennings Road, Harvard Avenue and Valley Road
41°25′00″N 81°38′47″W / 41.41667°N 81.64639°W / 41.41667; -81.64639 (West Creek (Cuyahoga River)) 591 feet (180 m) West Creek (Cuyahoga River) Cuyahoga near SR-17 Granger Road, Valley Belt Road, and I-77
41°24′57″N 81°38′22″W / 41.41583°N 81.63944°W / 41.41583; -81.63944 (Mill Creek (Cuyahoga River)) 587 feet (179 m) Mill Creek (Cuyahoga River) Cuyahoga near Canal Road and Warner Road
41°21′54″N 81°36′35″W / 41.36500°N 81.60972°W / 41.36500; -81.60972 (Tinkers Creek (Cuyahoga River)) 610 feet (190 m) Tinkers Creek (Cuyahoga River) Cuyahoga,
near Canal Road and Tinkers Creek Road
18.08 0 feet (0 m) from Willow Lake
41°19′7″N 81°35′13″W / 41.31861°N 81.58694°W / 41.31861; -81.58694 (Chippewa Creek (Cuyahoga River)) 627 feet (191 m) Chippewa Creek (Cuyahoga River) Cuyahoga
near Chippewa Creek Drive and Riverview Road
41°17′10″N 81°33′50″W / 41.28611°N 81.56389°W / 41.28611; -81.56389 (Brandywine Creek (Cuyahoga River)) 636 feet (194 m) Brandywine Creek (Cuyahoga River) Summit near Highland Road
41°16′25″N 81°33′51″W / 41.27361°N 81.56417°W / 41.27361; -81.56417 (Stanford Run) 646 feet (197 m) Stanford Run Summit near Stanford Road
41°15′42″N 81°33′29″W / 41.26167°N 81.55806°W / 41.26167; -81.55806 (Grannys Run (Cuyahoga River)) 650 feet (200 m) Grannys Run (Cuyahoga River) Summit near Boston Mills Road and Riverview Road
41°14′35″N 81°33′13″W / 41.24306°N 81.55361°W / 41.24306; -81.55361 (Slipper Run) 689 feet (210 m) Slipper Run Summit near SR-303 Main Street/West Streetsboro Road and Riverview Road
41°14′34″N 81°32′59″W / 41.24278°N 81.54972°W / 41.24278; -81.54972 (Boston Run (Cuyahoga River)) 676 feet (206 m) Boston Run (Cuyahoga River) Summit near East Mill Street and West Mill Street
Peninsula Creek Summit
41°13′58″N 81°32′57″W / 41.23278°N 81.54917°W / 41.23278; -81.54917 (Haskell Run) 689 feet (210 m) Haskell Run Summit near Akron-Peninsula Road
41°13′42″N 81°32′59″W / 41.22833°N 81.54972°W / 41.22833; -81.54972 (Salt Run (Cuyahoga River)) 692 feet (211 m) Salt Run (Cuyahoga River) Summit near Akron-Peninsula Road and Truxell Road
41°13′34″N 81°33′6″W / 41.22611°N 81.55167°W / 41.22611; -81.55167 (Dickerson Run (Cuyahoga River)) 699 feet (213 m) Dickerson Run (Cuyahoga River) Summit near
41°13′3″N 81°33′35″W / 41.21750°N 81.55972°W / 41.21750; -81.55972 (Langes Run) 699 feet (213 m) Langes Run Summit
41°12′30″N 81°33′46″W / 41.20833°N 81.56278°W / 41.20833; -81.56278 (Robinson Run (Cuyahoga River)) 709 feet (216 m) Robinson Run (Cuyahoga River) Summit
41°12′10″N 81°34′11″W / 41.20278°N 81.56972°W / 41.20278; -81.56972 (Furnace Run (Cuyahoga River)) 709 feet (216 m) Furnace Run (Cuyahoga River) Summit
41°9′47″N 81°34′25″W / 41.16306°N 81.57361°W / 41.16306; -81.57361 (Yellow Creek (Cuyahoga River)) 728 feet (222 m) Yellow Creek (Cuyahoga River) Summit
41°9′42″N 81°34′25″W / 41.16167°N 81.57361°W / 41.16167; -81.57361 (Woodward Creek (Cuyahoga River)) 728 feet (222 m) Woodward Creek (Cuyahoga River) Summit
41°8′24″N 81°33′37″W / 41.14000°N 81.56028°W / 41.14000; -81.56028 (Sand Run (Cuyahoga River)) 738 feet (225 m) Sand Run (Cuyahoga River) Summit
41°8′17″N 81°33′5″W / 41.13806°N 81.55139°W / 41.13806; -81.55139 (Mud Brook (Cuyahoga River)) 738 feet (225 m) Mud Brook (Cuyahoga River) Summit
41°7′9″N 81°31′45″W / 41.11917°N 81.52917°W / 41.11917; -81.52917 (Little Cuyahoga River) 758 feet (231 m) Little Cuyahoga River Summit
41°8′26″N 81°23′56″W / 41.14056°N 81.39889°W / 41.14056; -81.39889 (Fish Creek (Cuyahoga River)) 1,004 feet (306 m) Fish Creek (Cuyahoga River) Stow Summit
near North River Road between Marsh Road and Verner Road
41°8′32″N 81°22′24″W / 41.14222°N 81.37333°W / 41.14222; -81.37333 (Plum Creek (Cuyahoga River)) 1,010 feet (310 m) Plum Creek (Cuyahoga River) Kent Portage near Cherry Street and Mogadore Road
41°10′13″N 81°20′17″W / 41.17028°N 81.33806°W / 41.17028; -81.33806 (Breakneck Creek (Cuyahoga River)) 1,027 feet (313 m) Breakneck Creek (Cuyahoga River) Kent/Franklin Township border Portage near River Bend Boulevard and Beechwold Drive
Twin Lakes Outlet
41°11′19″N 81°16′40″W / 41.18861°N 81.27778°W / 41.18861; -81.27778 (Eckert Ditch (Cuyahoga River)) 1,070 feet (330 m) Eckert Ditch (Cuyahoga River) Portage
41°14′9″N 81°18′46″W / 41.23583°N 81.31278°W / 41.23583; -81.31278 (Yoder Ditch) 1,109 feet (338 m) Yoder Ditch Portage
Bollingbrook, Portage
41°14′31″N 81°15′36″W / 41.24194°N 81.26000°W / 41.24194; -81.26000 (Harper Ditch (Cuyahoga River)) 1,096 feet (334 m) Harper Ditch (Cuyahoga River) Portage
41°16′55″N 81°8′31″W / 41.28194°N 81.14194°W / 41.28194; -81.14194 (Black Creek (Cuyahoga River)) 1,010 feet (310 m) Black Creek (Cuyahoga River) Portage near SR-700 Welshfield Limaville Road between SR-254 Pioneer Trail and CR-224 Hankee Road
41°22′35″N 81°9′4″W / 41.37639°N 81.15111°W / 41.37639; -81.15111 (Sawyer Brook (Cuyahoga River)) 1,093 feet (333 m) Sawyer Brook (Cuyahoga River) Geauga near Main Market Road US-422 and Claridon Troy Road
41°22′30″N 81°12′13″W / 41.37500°N 81.20361°W / 41.37500; -81.20361 (Bridge Creek (Cuyahoga River)) 1,122 feet (342 m) Bridge Creek (Cuyahoga River) Geauga
41°26′25″N 81°9′6″W / 41.44028°N 81.15167°W / 41.44028; -81.15167 (West Branch Cuyahoga River) 1,093 feet (333 m) West Branch Cuyahoga River Geauga
41°26′25″N 81°9′5″W / 41.44028°N 81.15139°W / 41.44028; -81.15139 (East Branch Cuyahoga River) 1,093 feet (333 m) East Branch Cuyahoga River Geauga
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