City Council Approves $500K To Remove Fifth Avenue Dam | WBNS-10TV, Central Ohio News

There are 20 comments on the 10TV WBNS story from Nov 2, 2010, titled City Council Approves $500K To Remove Fifth Avenue Dam | WBNS-10TV, Central Ohio News. In it, 10TV WBNS reports that:

The low-head dam near Fifth Avenue will be removed. Members of Columbus City Council voted Monday night to spend about $500,000 to remove the dam from the Olentangy River, 10TV News reported.

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peters

Columbus, OH

#4 Nov 2, 2010
that is not the low head dam near 5th ave in the picture. i don't know where that one is but that is not the fifth ave dam.
dam kayaker

Columbus, OH

#5 Nov 2, 2010
peters wrote:
that is not the low head dam near 5th ave in the picture. i don't know where that one is but that is not the fifth ave dam.
That is exactly what I said when I looked at the picture. 5th ave. dam has a bridge nearby. File video of a low-head dam.
JAFO

Columbus, OH

#6 Nov 2, 2010
peters wrote:
that is not the low head dam near 5th ave in the picture. i don't know where that one is but that is not the fifth ave dam.
That appears to be the dam that is further north near Como Park
rowdy1

Jackson, OH

#8 Nov 2, 2010
Gary wrote:
Have Coleman build one of his on budget bridges over it. LMAO
I'm not trying to sound crass here,but don't people heed the warnings about this type of dam? They know the dangers but still fool around these areas. Another piece of Columbus history is going to be destroyed.
Slim

Columbus, OH

#9 Nov 2, 2010
They should just tear down 5th Ave, PERIOD!!
columbus flooding 1913

Columbus, OH

#10 Nov 2, 2010
Its my understanding that these dams were built for foold control. Dose city council think that if they return it back to its natural state it won't flood anymore. What a bunch weinners.
Teresa

Columbus, OH

#11 Nov 2, 2010
Post a sign ( No Swimming No Boating ) etc and
use that money on other IMPORTANT things !

im sure that amount of money would feed many homeless people or pay some mortage payment for unemployed or even fix a few streets in columbus
will

Columbus, OH

#13 Nov 2, 2010
dam kayaker wrote:
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That is exactly what I said when I looked at the picture. 5th ave. dam has a bridge nearby. File video of a low-head dam.
wow' you don't see because the pic is from
the bridge, and the shadow over bridge. where are you people from????
will

Columbus, OH

#14 Nov 2, 2010
the shadow on water is 315 over pass.
will

Columbus, OH

#15 Nov 2, 2010
they wanted to remove this dam 25 yrs ago
TTT

Columbus, OH

#16 Nov 2, 2010
Ok, there were signs warning of the dam and were ignored. This is no good reason to justify the 500k to remove. Now, what was the purpose of it to begin with?
Lance Armstrong

Hilliard, OH

#17 Nov 2, 2010
How about they build a bike path over it so Mike Coleman can ride his bike with his helmet and spandx buddies....

“Learn to think for yourselves!”

Since: Nov 09

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#18 Nov 2, 2010
arent dams built for a reason??? Won't removing one cause trouble down the line????
Phil

Columbus, OH

#19 Nov 2, 2010
columbus flooding 1913 wrote:
Its my understanding that these dams were built for foold control. Dose city council think that if they return it back to its natural state it won't flood anymore. What a bunch weinners.
It was also built to create a reservoir for OSU.. Many years ago I remember seeing a small submarine docked at or close to the Ohio Union building. I believe that sub was used in marine research.
Malibu

Columbus, OH

#21 Nov 2, 2010
What a waste of money? The city is spending 500k for that? Spend on paving some roads!
William Tell

Fremont, OH

#22 Nov 2, 2010
The low head damn was originally built to provide a source of cooling water for the OSU power plant. If you look into the water it is mostly silted up these days. While expensive removing that damn is a good thing. It should help the Olentangy River and actually may help with flood controller as the banks of the river will grow a lot of vegetation and act as a natural flood control mechanism.
unknown

Columbus, OH

#23 Nov 2, 2010
Would this money not be better spent keeping the libraries open instead of constantly asking taxpayers to fund everything.

Since: Sep 10

Columbus, OH

#24 Nov 2, 2010
If this is the dam they're planning on spending $500,000 to remove that's insane. I could do it for $150.
Chemist

Columbus, OH

#25 Nov 2, 2010
Teresa wrote:
Post a sign ( No Swimming No Boating ) etc and
use that money on other IMPORTANT things !
im sure that amount of money would feed many homeless people or pay some mortage payment for unemployed or even fix a few streets in columbus
There is a very large sign. Actually, if I remember correctly, there are several.
JOHN YOUNG

Columbus, OH

#26 Nov 2, 2010
COLUMBUS SPENDS MONEY LIKE THEY HAVE IT. HAY THEY ARE STEALING ANOTHER 0.5% FROM YOUR PAY CHECKS AND NOW I KNOW WHY THEY NEEDED TO RAISE THE INCOME TAX RATE. DEMOCRATS RUN THE CITY!!!!

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