Accession Number:

ADA109378

Title:

Phase I General Design Memorandum with Environmental Impact Statement. A Harbor for Light-Draft Vessels at Cross Village, Michigan

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CORPS OF ENGINEERS DETROIT MI DETROIT DISTRICT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

587.0

Abstract:

A harbor for light-draft vessels is recommended for construction at Cross Village, Michigan, to facilitate the areas recreational boating demand, provide docking for commercial fishing and transportation interests, and serve as a mainland harbor of refuge. Authorization for construction was granted on 7 November 1966, in the River and Harbor Act of 1966 Public Law 89-789. The project would consist of 1 construction of two rubblemound breakwaters 2 dredging of an entrance channel, inner access channel, and anchorage area 3 removal of the deteriorated 1939 breakwater 4 construction of an underwater fish habitat 5 swimming beach extension and 6 shoreline dredged material disposal. Construction operations would result in some minor degradation in noise, air, water, and aesthetic quality in the vicinity of the harbor. Representatives of three State of Michigan threatened plant species would be destroyed and some of their dune habitat eliminated. Additional habitat in the form of rock faced rubblemound breakwaters and stone fish reefs would offer additional substrates for fish, algae, and benthic invertebrate production in the area.

Subject Categories:

  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE