Project Sponsors

Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewage District (MMSD)

Current Status

The 60% Design is under review. Further design work will be suspended to accommodate the non-Federal sponsor’s remediation of contaminated areas.

Project Description and Background

The project aims to restore the aquatic ecosystem within the Kinnickinnic River to a more natural condition. Currently, the existing concrete lining in many reaches of the project area are failing and offers minimal ecological habitat for fish and wildlife, provides little recreational value, and offers minimal aesthetic benefit.

The restoration project, funded through the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), includes the addition of features found in natural channels such as pools, vegetated bars, and riffles to restore the river’s natural form and function.

Project Authorization

Sec 506, Water Resources Development Act of 2000, as amended; Great Lakes Fishery and Ecosystem Restoration (GLFER) Program

Project Manager

Jeff Zuercher

Project Location

City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

Project Area / Photos

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