Saginaw River and Bay Area of Concern
The Saginaw River and Bay was designated as an Area of Concern under the 1987 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. Contaminated sediments, fish consumption advisories, degraded fisheries and loss of significant recreational values are the major reasons for this AOC designation. Saginaw Bay priorities include nonpoint pollution control, wetland and habitat restoration, and remediation of sediment contaminated with dioxin, PCBs and other organics.
Construction of a rock ramp structure to allow fish passage at the Frankemuth Dam commenced in fall 2014 and is expected to be complete by fall 2015.