Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Wilbo Goes Upstream Thirty-Two Miles on the Muskegon River and He Encounters the Croton Dam Built in 1907.
to the Croton Dam on the Muskegon River where fisherman were landing
trophy steelheads and throwing back Walleye. I'm betting fish issues
will soon obsolete this dam. This marks the final place where
steelhead, king salmon and the sacred sturgeon can shoal & lay eggs, a
mere thirty-two miles upstream from Lake Michigan. Michigan doesn't
need the hydroelectric power now as much as the state needed power in
1907, when the dam and generator were built. The original transformers
are still in use, amazingly enough? As the Sturgeon are sacred to
Little River tribes, and those tribes have rising clout, the Croton
and the Hardy dam might face removal. Give it a decade.