Soft Shoreline Engineering Case Studies
U.S. Steel Shoreline Near 203-cm Rolling Mill - Site #46
River Rouge, Michigan
Project Goals and Objectives: Restore shoreline using soft shoreline engineering techniques and enhance riparian habitats
Project Description: Restore 335 meters of shoreline, 0.7 hectare of emergent wetlands, and 304 hectares of rock shoal; Create 0.4 hectares of fish spawning habitat and restore 1.9 hectares of upland habitat adjacent to the shoreline.
Cost: $1.2 million
Partners: U.S. Steel, Friends of the Detroit River, Detroit River Remedial Action Plan, and others
Ecological Monitoring: Restoration underway, no post-project monitoring to date.
Restoration Contact: Friends of the Detroit River