FINDLAY — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife has announced the closing of a fishing access spot on the Sandusky River.
Anglers should be aware that due to construction activities at the Fremont Water Pollution Control Center, public access to the fishing location known as the Sand Docks will be closed until further notice, according to a press release from ODNR.
The Fremont Water Pollution Control Center will undergo a major renovation beginning in the spring and lasting until 2016. The fishing location, which is located southeast of the Fremont Pollution Control Center at the end of Sand Road, needed to be closed to ensure public safety, the release said.
The ODNR Division of Wildlife has a new fishing access in the area. The Darr-Root fishing access now is open to the public. This area is located at 201 Walnut St. and is directly across the river from the Sand Docks.
The Darr-Root site currently has shoreline fishing access only, although small boats could be carried and launched into the river, the release said. Future plans are to build a launch ramp for motor boats on the site.
The Darr-Root Fishing Access partially was donated to the Division of Wildlife by Joe Darr. The remainder was purchased by the Division of Wildlife using the Wildlife Boater Angler Fund, which is dedicated to increasing motor boat access areas across Ohio.
The reason for the renovation to the pollution control center is to increase the capacity of the wastewater treatment facility from 10 million gallons per day up to 24 million gallons per day. The increase in capacity significantly will reduce the number of combined sewer overflows from the city of Fremont’s sewer system, resulting in improvements to the water quality of the Sandusky River and downstream environments, the release said.
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