Five Facts about Flood Plains

A trail cam captured an eagle flying over the Cuyahoga River in Valley View.
The Cuyahoga River at Valley View. The flood plain is empty.
The Cuyahoga River at Valley View from the same view as the photo above. Snow melt and rain in February caused the floodplain to fill.
White-barked sycamore saplings have been planted along the river’s edge in Valley View. Eventually, the flood plain will forest and look very similar to other areas of Cascade Valley Metro Park. Photo by Joe Prekop.
Left: In 1975, a new addition to the Valley View Golf Course was landscaped to prevent water from flooding the course. Right: Restoration included removing the land previously sculpted to control river water. This photo shows an area excavated down 6 to 8 feet, returning the flood plain to its original levels.
A bald eagle along with many other bird species call Valley View home, taking advantage of the growing number of food sources available. Photo by Jerry Cannon.

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