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The St. Clair River and Lake St. Clair, Michigan: an ecological profile

Biological Report 85(7.3)

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Abstract

The St. Clair River and Lake St. Clair form a part of the connecting channel system between Lake Huron and Lake Erie. This report synthesizes existing information on the ecological structure and function of this ecosystem. Chapters include descriptions of climatology, hydrology, and geology of the region; biological characteristics; ecological relationships; and commercial and recreational uses, as well as discussions of management considerations and issues. The St. Clair system provides valuable habitat for migratory waterfowl and fish spawning and nurseries, and contains some of the most extensive emergent wetlands in the region. The system is used for navigation, municipal and industrial waste disposal, recreational boating, fishing and waterfowl hunting. Allowing for multiple human uses while maintaining important waterfowl and fish populations is the greatest challenge facing managers of this system.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
Federal Government Series
Title:
The St. Clair River and Lake St. Clair, Michigan: an ecological profile
Series title:
Biological Report
Series number:
85(7.3)
Year Published:
1988
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contributing office(s):
Great Lakes Science Center
Description:
130 p.
First page:
0
Last page:
130