The Middle Channel reef project is supported by grants from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Led by Michigan Sea Grant, this project is part of a long-term collaboration among federal, state and private groups interested in restoring valuable native fish populations in the Huron-Erie Corridor. USGS water flow velocity and depth models were used to determine ideal reef placement within the river. Further, USGS is leading the pre-/post- reef construction egg and larval fish assessments.
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