Fetters Run-OU-L Segment

Overgrowth near covered bridge

​Jacob Pendleton, Stormwater Specialist
​121 E. Chestnut St, Suite 100
​Lancaster, OH 43130

​(740) 681-5070

The City of Lancaster is exploring a project to restore the portion of Fetters Run along the Ohio University Lancaster campus.  This segment of the stream is suffering from extreme bank erosion which increases sediment within the stream.  In addition, the lack of forest cover impacts water quality.  The proposed project will restore the stream segment by stabilizing the stream bank, providing in-stream features to create channels and riffles, provide for flood flows and install stream plantings
To complete this project the City is pursuing a Water Resource Restoration Sponsor program through the Ohio EPA.  Funds for this project will come from a interest savings from a Water Pollution Control Loan Fund sponsor.  The City of Lancaster is currently applying for a loan for the Lawrence Street Water Pollution Control Facility Upgrade and will be the project sponsor.
The project area will consist of Fetters Run from just north of Lancaster High school baseball fields to College Ave. The bike path will be rerouted to accomodate the realignment of the stream as well as wetland pockets, riparian plantings, and forest plantings. The covered bridges that cross over the stream will remain in place with access to the bikepath connected again following construction.