The Lower Rouge River extends from the Ford turning basin downstream to the Detroit River, and the channel around Zug Island. The combined reaches are approximately 4 miles long. The Great Lakes Legacy Act (GLLA) sediment cleanup project targets the Old Channel, which wraps around the North side of 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 sediments 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