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The Boardman: A River Reborn Fall Update

November 4, 2014

Work to restore the Boardman River is rounding the next bend as the phase to remove Boardman Dam comes into focus. CRA and the many partners that keep this project moving forward are pleased to report several important milestones and exciting plans ahead.

This fall, the City of Traverse City and the Implementation Team accepted a settlement agreement with respect to the October 6, 2012 dewatering incident during the removal of the Brown Bridge Dam. The total settlement award was $300,000 to be paid by the contractor’s insurer. This amount includes a sum of $180,000 for monitoring and habitat work in the river.

CRA also announced several major funding awards including $1.5 million through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Sustain Our Great Lakes Program, $25,000 from Rotary Charities, $400,000 from the Great Lakes Fishery Trust, $100,000 from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Great Lakes Basin Fish Habitat Partnership and $500,000 from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act.

2015 will bring changes at Cass Road Bridge and Boardman Dam. Construction of the new bridge will take place first, potentially beginning in 2015, with removal of the dam to follow. The team is actively working to raise the balance of funding, including important match dollars for the recent grant awards.

Thank you for your continued support and interest in this exciting project, and don’t hesitate to call us if you have questions!

Above right: Engineers collect geotechnical data for the dam removal and Cass Road Bridge designs.
 


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