Fund For Lake Michigan

Estabrook Dam Removal Project

Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District ($250,000)This $250,000 award supports the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District’s project to remove the Estabrook Dam, which has fallen into considerable disrepair since its construction in the late 1930s. Removal of this dam will reduce flood risks, increase recreational opportunities, enhance water quality, and vastly improve the habitat for Great Lakes fish. Furthermore, removal of the dam will cost $1.7 million; whereas, repairing the dam would cost at least $4.1 million, excluding the $200,000 per year in maintenance costs.

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