Male walleye and prey fish in the Saginaw River have almost three times more chemicals in them than their bay dwelling counterparts. The chemicals, PBDEs, are sticking in the river sediment.Read more.
An uptick in gold prospecting has caught the attention of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Scouring rivers and creeks for a few flakes can disrupt fish spawning and sediment flow.
By Jeff Brooks Gillies and Andy McGlashen • September 22, 2011 • 2 comments
Arctic grayling could once again swim in the Manistee River if an ongoing study shows they can survive the predator-laden, dam-warmed waters under consideration. One state fish expert is doubtful.
More than a dozen devices broadcasting crucial water data from rivers across Michigan could soon be switched off as a result of tightening state and federal budgets.
Officials can temper the effects of climate change on the Muskegon if they can reign in urban sprawl and promote forest growth in the watershed, according to scientists who study the river with computer models.
By Andy McGlashen • July 29, 2011 • 1 comment
The removal of three dams is expected to restore more than three miles of quality trout water, reconnect 160 miles of stream habitat, bring back 250 acres of wetlands and attract more than $3 million to the region.
A long-buried stream hidden underneath Detroit may soon break free from its concrete shackles. The project could ease pressure on the city’s sewers and become a centerpiece of green development in the city.