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Scope/Content: Abstract: The booklet tells the story of the Big Rapids dam removal project in Big Rapids, MI. Contractors removed a dam remnant from the Muskegon River there in the summer of 2000 and completed the remainder of the project in 2001. This landmark project evolved over six years of cooperation among City of Big Rapids officials, MDNR Fisheries Division, other state regulators and a number of environmental groups. Scope/Content: Dam type: concrete Scope/Content: Dam type: rockfill crib Scope/Content: Height: 17 ft. Scope/Content: Date constructed: 1955. Date removed: 2001.
Construction Ecology and river restoration Economics Engineering Fisheries and fish passage Legal and policy Safety and liability Sediment and channel dynamics Dams Dam retirement
Muskegon River, MI Big Rapids Dam Lat: 43 deg 42' 29.25" N; Long: 85 deg 28' 53.21" W