Cuyahoga River Floods the Towpath Trail

Heavy weekend rains in northeast Ohio caused the Cuyahoga River to surge past its banks Sunday morning, flooding major portions of the Towpath Trail in Cuyahoga County.

High river levels were clearly evident starting at the Towpath Trailhead at Harvard Ave. south to Rockside Rd. in Valley View.

In a Sunday morning tweet, the National Weather Service noted the historic nature of the flooding:

Cuyahoga Valley National Park has temporarily closed the Towpath Trail due to the flooding. Please be mindful of CVNP’s request to stay off trails today.

Data from the USGS gauge in Independence indicates Cuyahoga River levels have peaked and flood waters have begun to slowly recede.