Muddy Creek Bay Shoals & Islands

Sandusky County | Sandusky Bay Watershed

This project will create up to four low-relief nature-based shoals and/or islands within the open waters of Western Sandusky Bay. The plan anticipates using material dredged from the bay to create the low-relief shoals and islands. These shallow-water shoals would significantly improve bay water quality by reducing wave energy and creating quiet- water areas that promote the growth of aquatic wetland vegetation that will process and remove nutrients and sediments from the water. Removal of fine-grained sediment from the bay bottom also could expand potential fish-spawning habitat.

Project size: 100-plus Acres
Partners: The Nature Conservancy