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Breakwall Project Drawing Interest In Cleveland

A proposal to turn the city's Lake Erie breakwall into a marshy habitat for birds and fish has drawn interest from urban planners.

Roger Thoma of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency made his plan public at a workshop on ways to ecologically restore Cleveland's waterfront.

His idea is to build a second breakwall 200 to 300 yards north of the existing one, which shields shipping lanes and the shoreline from the worst of the lake's unpredictable waves.

The space between the two walls would be filled in, using rubble and unpolluted dredge material.

More than half of the land would be underwater and designed to resemble natural wetlands with a variety of plants. Gaps would be left in the wall for fish to pass through and some water to flow in and out.
 
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