Restoring fish habitat in urban rivers

Lake sturgeon, and other native fish will have more places to spawn and safely incubate their eggs in the Detroit River this spring.

U-M Water Center specialists are helping to build a 4-acre fish-spawning reef, near Wyandotte. Although you will not be able to clearly see the reef from the surface of the water—at 26 feet below the surface of the Detroit River—avid anglers can see the long-term benefit of the project.

U-M Water Center specialists are helping to integrate the knowledge of biologists, engineers and stakeholders to ensure that restoration decisions are based on sound science while meeting management and other stakeholder needs.

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