Magee Marsh Turtle Creek Bay Wetland Reconnection

Ottawa County | Turtle Creek Watershed | Coastal

This project will reconnect the large Turtle Creek Bay wetland within Magee Marsh to Lake Erie. Structures to control the amount and depth of water in the wetland will be installed to manage agricultural runoff when lake levels rise. During high flow events, upstream flow from Turtle Creek will be diverted into the wetland where excess sediments and nutrients will be captured, keeping them from flowing directly into Lake Erie.  

Project Size: 173 Acres
Partner: Erie Soil & Water Conservation District

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