TRAVERSE CITY — The state Department of Environmental Quality wants input on plans to replace an aging dam in Traverse City with a new dam and fish passage system that are part of the FishPass project.
DEQ employees have set a hearing for 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Governmental Center, 400 Boardman Avenue, in Traverse City, according to a hearing notice. The permit would allow for replacing the Union Street Dam with a new labyrinth weir dam and twin fish-sorting channels alongside a nature-like bypass channel and a pedestrian bridge, among other project elements, according to the permit application.
People can find out more about FishPass, the overall project to plan the dam’s replacement and a fish-sorting system that aims to let desirable marine wildlife through and keep undesirables like invasive species out, according to a notice.
That public open house starts at 4 p.m. in the same building. Project planners will be there to talk with those who attend.
Fishpass Open House
When: 4-6 p.m.
Where: Governmental Center, 400 Boardman Ave., Second Floor
DEQ Public Hearing for FishPass Work Permit
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Same as open house