Dowagiac River Riffle Restoration Project

Grant: # 1972

Grant Amount: $100,000.00

Board Decision Year: 2021

Niles City (Niles)

Hamilton, Marcy (hamiltonm@swmpc.org) 2699251137 x1525

2021 Habitat Protection and Restoration - Habitat protection and restoration

Project Summary

This project on the Dowagiac River restores natural river processes and significantly benefits fisheries in the Great Lakes Basin. In the southeastern Lake Michigan Basin, there is no comparable cold water river system of this size with its rare high gradient habitat. The riffle and habitat boulders will provide grade control and long-term stability of the river profile, provide spawning material for fish, habitat for macroinvertebrates and slow water pockets for migrating fish to rest.