Cliffs Stream Restoration Complete
MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Cliffs Natural Resources says a stream restoration and enhancement project on Warner Creek in Marquette County’s Richmond Township has been completed.
The project is related to discovery of historical tailings settled at the bottom of the creek bed. The deposits in the creek and the surrounding wetlands were discovered during an investigation of the tailings pipeline area.
The restoration project began with the removal of tailings from 1,200 feet of channel. In-stream habitat features, such as gravel runs and riffles that mimic features found in other areas of Warner Creek were then added to the river.
In addition to the project, Cliffs has agreed to pay $67,200 in civil fines and approximately $7,600 in administrative costs to the DEQ.
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