Cleaning Our Waterways – Sediment Removal

Project Area

Sediment Removal Overview: Over 12 miles of the Milwaukee, Menomonee, and Kinnickinnic rivers will be cleaned up to protect our drinking water, lead to healthier fish and wildlife, and improve recreational opportunities.  Years of heavy industrial use have polluted our waterways. Toxic chemicals and heavy metals have sunk to the bottom of our rivers, contaminating the sediment at the bottom. Removing this toxic sludge from the bottom of the river will make our waterways better for humans, wildlife, and the environment now and for future generations. The Sediment Work will happen in multiple projects:

Outcome: Cleaned Up Waterways

More Information: Sediment Cleanup Factsheet, Sediment Cleanup FAQ’s, Sediment Sampling Factsheet