Project Description

Boardman River Dam Removals

Beginning in 2011 the Boardman River Implementation Team (a collaboration of State, Federal agencies, Indian Tribes, local city and county governments, non-profits and a local energy provider) began largest river restoration project in the history of Michigan. Restoration of the Boardman River includes the removal of the Sabin, Boardman and Brown Bridge dams, reconnecting 160 miles of free-flowing coldwater stream, direct restoration of more than three river miles of native coldwater fisheries habitat, more than 250 acres of wetlands, and nearly 60 acres of upland habitat.

We completed conceptual and final design documents, and provided full construction oversight for the sediment management and channel restoration at the Brown Bridge dam (1500’ long and 40’ tall).

Brown Bridge was the first and largest of three dams to be removed on the Boardman River, and one of the largest removed in the state of Michigan.