1201.02  DESIGNATED WATERCOURSES AND RIPARIAN SETBACKS.
   (a)   Designated watercourses shall include those watercourses meeting any one of the following criteria:
      (1)   All watercourses draining an area greater than ½ square mile, or
      (2)   All watercourses draining an area less than ½ square mile and having a defined bed and bank.
      (3)   In determining if watercourses have a defined bed and bank, the City may consult with a representative of the Portage County Soil and Water Conservation District or other technical experts as necessary.
   
   (b)   Riparian setbacks on designated watercourses are established as follows:
      (1)   A minimum of 200 feet on both sides of all watercourses draining an area greater than 300 square miles. (Cuyahoga River)
      (2)   A minimum of 100 feet on both sides of all watercourses draining an area greater than 20 square miles and up to and including 300 square miles. (Breakneck Creek)
      (3)   A minimum of 50 feet on both sides of all watercourses draining an area greater than one half square mile and up to and including 20 square miles. (Plum Creek and Fish Creek)
      (4)   A minimum of 25 feet on both sides of all watercourses draining an area less than one half square mile and having a defined bed and bank as determined above.
   
   (c)   The reach of the Cuyahoga River from the point where Standing Rock Avenue if extended would intersect with the river to the Stow Street bridge is exempt from the setback requirements of this section. 
(Ord. 2013-29.  Passed 3-20-13.)