Inner Bay Shoals & Islands Restoration

Sandusky County | Sandusky Bay Watershed

Shallow natural underwater ridges, also called 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 these shallow features. The shoals would significantly improve water quality in the bay by reducing wave energy, creating calm-water areas where aquatic vegetation can grow and trap nutrient-rich sediment. Removal of fine-grained sediment from the bay bottom may also expand fish-spawning habitat.  

Project size: 400 Acres
Partners: The Nature Conservancy