- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 1, 2016

CORUNNA, Mich. (AP) - Shiawassee County officials say they have received the final grant money to pay for the removal of dam and restoration of the site.

The Argus-Press reports (http://bit.ly/1Ufb8lI ) Wednesday the city of Corunna secured a $33,500 grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. That follows a roughly $300,000 state grant approved earlier this year for the project on the Shiawassee River.

Work, expected to begin next year, includes dismantling the structure, removing sediment, stabilizing the bank and adapting the channel to a narrowed river. Crews also will create a fish habitat.

Plans call for creating a launch for canoes and kayaks if the state designates the spillway as a historical structure.

Officials expect less bank flooding and a healthier waterway once the river returns to its natural state.

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Information from: The Argus-Press, http://www.argus-press.com

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