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Scioto Dredging Reveals Junk, Rare Mussels

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With Main Street Dam demolition, dredging of the Scioto River continues. Lower water levels will create a more environmentally sound river plus add acres of park space along its banks.
2:42AM
December
24, 2013

Dredging of the Scioto River started in downtown Columbus last week. It’s part of the Scioto Greenways project that began with demolition of the Main Street dam. Workers have found a lot of man-made debris as the river level falls; and they’re saving some valuable aquatic species.

Saving Ohio’s Mussels

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A fanshell mussel found in the Ohio River.
6:27AM
September
26, 2011

Researchers say several species have rebounded from near extinction.

Biologists Re-introduce Mussel Species To Big Darby Creek.

12:00AM
June
27, 2008

1700 former Pennsylvania ‘residents’ are settling into their new homes in the bed of the Big Darby Creek. In a partnership with Battelle Darby Metroparks and the U-S Fish and Wildlife Service, Ohio State University researchers waded into the Big Darby Creek Wednesday to transplant 1700 Northern Riffleshell Mussels.