Independence Dam Canal Reconnection & Wetland Creation Study

Defiance County | Maumee River Watershed | Inland

This project is examining potential designs for reconnection and reestablishing flow through the historic Miami and Erie Canal to improve water quality along the Maumee River. If deemed feasible, flow would be re-established through the six miles of canal downstream of Independence Dam State Park and incorporate wetland habitat features.  The project has the added potential to restore a cultural resource and provide recreational opportunities.  

Project size: 29 Acres
Project site type: Public
Partners: Divisions of Parks & Watercraft, Engineering