US Army Corps of Engineers
Detroit District

Kawkawlin River, MI

Kawkawlin River is located on the south shore of the Saginaw Bay on Lake Huron, 16 miles north of Saginaw, MI.  Authorization: Section 13 of the 1946 Flood Control Act (FCA) - (Section A); and authority assigned to the Chief of Engineers in section 205 of the 1948 Flood Control Act – (Section B); As amended by Section 837, WRDA 1986.  This project is a Flood Control, Clearing and Snagging project. Section A consists of a 100 feet wide and 5 feet below low water datum.  Section B consists of an excavated channel enlargement and elimination of bridge constrictions.  The channel is approximately two miles long with a 100 foot bottom width, 5.75 feet below low water datum. The USACE authority allows for cost shared dredging of Section B of the project only. Section A is the responsibility of the local sponsor. Both sections require maintenance dredging to ensure the project operates as designed.

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