This project was managed by the Summit County Department of Environmental Services. Although originally intended to be a dam lowering project, it eventually evolved into the entire removal of the dam in 2005. There is a natural bedrock elevation change at the site, which creates a whitewater rapid at the dam's original location.
The removal of this dam effectively eliminated the 5-mile long dam pool that extended upriver into the City of Kent. Riverbank restoration efforts will be ongoing into the future. There are also other project site features, such as a canoe portage, additional parking and an amphitheater project, that are to be completed in 2006 to 2007.