Fish Passage

The River Raisin fish passage project aims to reconnect Lake Erie to the lower 23 miles of the river, allowing passage of fish, canoes and kayaks, and addressing loss of fish and wildlife habitat and degradation of fish and wildlife populations. Phase I reopens 3.5 miles of river through the removal of two low-head dams and the installation of rock arch rapids at two locations in the city of Monroe. Phase II opens 19.5 miles by installing two rock arch rapids, constructing a small channel adjacent to Waterloo Dam and cleaning out Grape Mill Race. Phase I was completed on 11/30/12. Phase II is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2013. Funding of both phases is $2.96 M from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

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