Our latest Great Lakes success story is outside of Mt. Pleasant, Wis. The Pike River travels through lower Wisconsin before emptying out into Lake Michigan. Prior to restoration, the river was in a straight channel and prone to flooding during heavy rain events. The erosion would travel downstream and contribute to pollution in the lake. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers worked to naturalize the river, giving it curves to slow the flow of water to reduce flooding and helping to restore habitat. Read more here.
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