Dowagiac River Restoration
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Cass County, MI

The Partnership for MEANDRS  restored the historic sinuosity and channel structure to the Dowagiac River by enhancing and restoring 1,600 feet of meandering channel in order to significantly enhance cold water habitat.  The project  reconnected the river to its historic floodplain and enhanced instream habitat by creating a riffle-pool sequence. Together these features helped re-create a natural channel and provided habitat for a variety of coldwater species.

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