We are developing a watershed plan for the City of Euclid-Frontal Lake Erie administrative watershed. The plan looks to achieve water resource goals for the small streams that drain directly to Lake Erie between Euclid Creek and the Chagrin River. This area includes portions of Cleveland, Eastlake, Euclid, Lakeline, Richmond Heights, Timberlake, Wickliffe, Willoughby, Willoughby Hills, and Willowick. The basic goals of this plan are to improve management of stormwater and flooding, to repair eroding sections of streams and the local Lake Erie shoreline, and to protect riparian (stream-side) areas as public greenspace and wildlife habitat. 

Several conditions reduce natural function (basic health) in small watercourses and wetlands. These include narrowed stream channels, infilled floodplains and extensive paved surfaces. Such conditions prevent natural soils from soaking up precipitation and infiltrating water into the ground. Instead, stormwater flows quickly to streams and causes flash flooding, erosion and re-sedimentation (poor water quality) and habitat loss. You can help identify specific areas of local flooding, erosion and habitat loss. Specific issues may include the following, but feel free to be creative:

- Eroding sections of streams and the Lake Erie coast
- Watercourse areas subject to flooding 
- Areas of recently diminished greenspace and wildlife habitat

This survey is presented by the Central Lake Erie Basin Collaborative, Bluestone Heights, and Chagrin River Watershed Partners and funded by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Office of Coastal Management and the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District.

This survey was prepared by Chagrin River Watershed Partners, Inc. using federal funds under award NA18NOS4190096 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Office of Coastal Management. The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, or the Office of Coastal Management.