Inner Bay Shoals & Islands

Sandusky County | Sandusky Bay Watershed

Up to four low-relief nature-based shoals and/or islands will be created within the open waters of the inner western Sandusky Bay. The plan anticipates using dredged material from the bay to create low-relief shoals and islands. These shallow-water shoals would significantly improve bay water quality by reducing wave energy, creating quiet-water areas where aquatic vegetation can grow and trap nutrient-rich sediment. Removal of fine-grained sediment from the bay bottom also could expand potential fish-spawning habitat.

Project size: 400 Acres
Partners: The Nature Conservancy