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Nature Worth Preserving - Blue Heron's Blog

  • Writer's pictureHope Herron

The Preservation of Water Absorbing Wetlands in Michigan

Michigan has many towns that were established when rivers were dammed as a source of power. Water power is not greatly needed now and old dams remain and slowly decay. Removal is one option. Protecting the downstream area is another option. The Village of Holly has taken that option and preserved the water absorbing wetlands downstream with a conservation easement to our conservancy. Should the dam rupture, there is enough preserved floodplain to hold the increased water level without damage to man-made structures. The conservation easement prevents building on this sensitive area.

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