Fish Passage

The River Raisin fish passage goal is to reconnect Lake Erie to the lower 23 miles of the River Raisin allowing passage of fish and canoes/kayaks, addressing Loss of Fish and Wildlife Habitat and Degradation of Fish and Wildlife Populations.  Phase 1 reopens 3.5 miles through the removal of 2 low-head dams and the installation of rock arch rapids at 2 locations in the City of Monroe.  Phase 2 provides 19.5 miles by installing 2 rock arch rapids, constructing a small channel adjacent to Waterloo Dam, and cleaning out Grape Mill Race.  Phase 1 will be completed by 11/30/12.  Phase 2 completion is scheduled for summer 2013.  Funding of both phases is $2.96 M from GLRI.