News Flash

Shaker Heights City News

Posted on: June 27, 2019

Ongoing Dam Work: Horseshoe Lake To Be Drained Further

Mudflats on Horseshoe Lake

Updated August 22: From August 26-30, a contractor for the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District will be conducting tests on the dam at Horseshoe Lake. At times during the week, the walkway on top of the dam will be closed, so the contractor can complete the work. Signs will be posted during these closures. 

Posted June 27: Recent heavy rains have caused further stress to the dam at Horseshoe Lake. As a result, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has additional concerns about the structural integrity of the dam. 

ODNR has directed the City to lower the water level further. It will be almost completely drained so that investigation and modification of the dam can take place.

As the water drains, you will notice that mud flats develop along the edges of the lake. Due to the nearly complete draining of the lake, the mud flats will be extensive. 

Do not walk on or play near the mud flats. They are very dangerous and you will sink into the mud, which could require a rescue operation.

Public Works is placing additional warning signs and reinforcing fencing around the lake.

Further investigation and modification of the dam will require the sidewalk over the spillway to be closed to pedestrian traffic until further notice. This means you will be unable to complete a loop around the lake using the path.

NEORSD is currently designing a long term solution to the structural deficiencies of the Horseshoe Lake Dam. Until the construction project is completed, the lake will remain almost completely drained. We do not yet have a date for completion from NEORSD, but expect that the work will take at least two years.  

If you have questions, please call Public Works at 216-491-1490. 

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Shaker Heights City News


Sewer Fee Increase

Posted on: November 11, 2019
Logo for The Mayor's Report

The Mayor's Report

Posted on: April 30, 2019
Logo for City ENews

City ENews

Posted on: May 30, 2019
Graphic for construction update notice

First Energy Line Clearance Work

Posted on: January 21, 2020
City of Shaker Heights logo

ShakeRecycles Has Been Discontinued

Posted on: December 3, 2019
Snow shovel in snow

Reminder: City Snow Policies

Posted on: November 11, 2019
Graphic for construction update notice

Huntington Rd. Sewer Project

Posted on: October 31, 2019
Graphic for construction update notice

Strathavon Rd. Water Main Replacement

Posted on: August 15, 2019
Mudflats on Horseshoe Lake

Green Lake Dam Improvement

Posted on: July 9, 2019