Graham Sustainability Institute

A Home for Lake Sturgeon

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

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, Michigan. 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 could see the benefit over the long run.

This new spawning reef will compensate for historic habitat losses. Although simple in concept, the planning and implementation of this restoration project has taken three years and the design draws upon many years of research. READ MORE...

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Click here to read the full article: Science in Action: Restoring Fish Habitats in Urban Rivers