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Section 905(B) WRDA 86, Reconnaissance Study of Ecosystem Restoration for the Clinton River and Anchor Bay Watersheds, Macomb County and St. Clair County, Michigan
CORPS OF ENGINEERS DETROIT MI DETROIT DISTRICT
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The purpose of this Reconnaissance Study is to identify water resource impairment areas in the Clinton River and Anchor Bay Watersheds in Macomb and St. Clair Counties, Michigan, and to determine if there exists a potential Federal Interest in addressing those impairments through future studies or projects. Along with ecosystem restoration opportunities, flood risk and water quality impairments are also addressed in the study. These impairments include Nonpoint source water pollution, including combined sewer overflows Impacts to wetlands and other wildlife habitat due to urban development in the watersheds Beneficial Use Impairments BUI s identified in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency s USEPA Remedial Action Plan and the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement and Additional issues identified by local stakeholders, including impacts due to county drains, invasive species control, streambank erosion areas, impacts to spawning and nesting areas, and nutrient and bacteria loading leading to beach closing and other health issues. This Reconnaissance Study includes an analysis of water resource impairments in the Clinton River and Anchor Bay watersheds and a determination of Federal Interest in projects to address those impairments. The analysis was conducted using existing, readily available data, and professional and technical judgment. This Reconnaissance Study was prepared in conjunction with the development of a strategic plan for BUI delistings in the watersheds and was prepared by the Detroit District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Corps.
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE