The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Corps, and the City of Algoma will kick off
the Algoma Harbor Study with a site visit to Algoma, Wisconsin on March 21. The
study will provide an understanding of sediment movements within the harbor,
which will support long-term improvements to the harbor and marina.
Harbor is experiencing deposition of sediment and organic material that is
impeding navigation at the harbor. Part of the study will examine modifications
that will reduce or eliminate this issue. The study's data collection phase
will be completed this fall and the study is scheduled for completion in May
will be monitoring the Ahnapee River, the marina and Lake Michigan for several
water quality parameters in order to determine the source of the sedimentation
problem," said Dr. Jim Selegean, hydraulic engineer and Corps lead of this
study. "We will also be developing
a computer model to simulate currents in the harbor in order to understand the
conditions under which sedimentation occurs."
next week's site visit, engineers from the Corps will deploy sensors which will
gather data on water movements, determine if algae is present and collect
information on other water quality parameters.
study was jointly funded by Corps and the City of Algoma.
information, contact Emily Schaefer, Detroit District acting public affairs
Release no. 031816-01