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Title: Environmental Assessment : Underwood Creek, Great Lakes Fishery and Ecosystem Restoration Project, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Detroit District.
Keywords: Restoration ecology
Stream restoration
Environmental management
Environmental protection
Wauwatosa (Wis.)
Milwaukee County (Wis.)
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Detroit District.
Abstract: This document addresses the environmental impacts associated with an aquatic ecosystem restoration project on Underwood Creek in Wauwatosa, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. The proposed project is being conducted under the Great Lakes Fishery and Ecosystem Restoration Program, which is authorized by Section 506 of the Water Resources and Development Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-541). The proposed action involves the removal of approximately 4400 linear feet of concrete lined channel along Underwood Creek, to support the restoration of the fishery, the aquatic ecosystem, and aquatic habitat. Improvements will result from the construction of a boulder and stone lined main channel with riffles and pools that will provide spawning habitat and fish passage to upstream areas that are currently blocked by the concrete channel lining and drop structures. The project will provide access for fish from Lake Michigan and the Menomonee River into the lower 1.25 miles of Underwood Creek. In the future, this connectivity is expected to extend into the upper reaches of Underwood Creek as the MMSD pursues removal of concrete drop structures that block fish passage into quality spawning habitats farther upstream. Implementation of the proposed project would not result in significant short term, long term or cumulative adverse environmental impacts.
Description: Environmental Assessment
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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