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Title
Restoring a free-flowing Huron River
Creator
Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
2006
Contributing Institution
UC Riverside, Library, Water Resources Collections and Archives
Collection
Clearinghouse for Dam Removal Information (CDRI)
Rights Information
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Description
Scope/Content: Abstract: The Huron River Valley is a special place. It's home to _ million people, supplies drinking water to over 150,000 people, supports one of the state's best smallmouth bass fisheries, is the only State designated scenic river in southeast Michigan, and its watershed contains two-thirds of the public recreational land in southeast Michigan. Portions of the Huron River system fail to meet minimum water quality standards or provide designated uses. Although reductions in point source since the late 1970s have resulted in significant improvements in water quality, the pattern and intensity of land development and use of the river for wastewater disposal have taken their toll on the integrity of the aquatic system. Nutrient enrichment, sedimentation, and excessive and erratic flows are identified as specific concerns in the Huron River system. All of these factors have had a measurable impact as the Michigan 303(d) List of Impaired Waters identifies twenty-one (21) water bodies or river segments within the watershed that require MDEQ to develop Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs). Concern over the entire Huron River system is such that the river is cited on the State's Unified Watershed Assessment as a Category 1 watershed, indicating highest restoration priority.
Scope/Content: Author affiliation: Huron River Watershed Council
Scope/Content: Dam type: concrete
Scope/Content: Dam type: earthen
Scope/Content: Height: 18 ft. Length: 1940 ft.
Scope/Content: Date constructed: 1920.
Type
text
Identifier
ark:/86086/n2pv6jtf
843
Subject
Ecology and river restoration
Fisheries and fish passage
Dams
Dam retirement
Place
Huron River, MI
Argo Dam
Relation
http://restorethehuron.org/

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