The lower section of the Rouge River extends from the Ford turning basin downstream to the Detroit River. The Old Channel includes only the area around Zug Island.
Sediment to be remediated: 105,000 cubic yards
Contaminants: PAHs and NAPL
Method: Dredging, capping, and habitat restoration
Partners: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Honeywell International Inc.
Cost: To be determined during design
Note: Habitat restoration will focus on substrate enhancements to encourage spawning for locally important fish species. Dredged sediment will be transported by barge to the Point Mouillee CDF.
The project is currently in design. More technical information will be provided when it becomes available.
- Rouge River AOC boundary map (PDF, 1p, 158KB)
- Remedial Action Plan for Rouge River Area of Concern (PDF, 28p, 422KB) January 2008