Detroit Water Renaissance http://wkar.org en Detroit’s Water Renaissance: A river with old enemies and new allies http://wkar.org/post/detroit-s-water-renaissance-river-old-enemies-and-new-allies <p style="text-align: left;">Water attracted early settlers to Detroit and water fueled its growth. Now it’s an important asset to the city’s recovery.</p><p>So far we’ve looked at lucrative walleye fishing on the Detroit River, daylighting streams, rebuilding shorelines and the destruction of the Rouge River. Today we explore efforts to clean up the Rouge. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 17:07:56 +0000 Current State 42787 at http://wkar.org Detroit’s Water Renaissance: A river with old enemies and new allies Detroit's Water Renaissance: The Rouge, a river in trouble http://wkar.org/post/detroits-water-renaissance-rouge-river-trouble <p></p><p><em>&nbsp;&nbsp;</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Water attracted early settlers to Detroit and water fueled its growth. Now it’s an important asset to the city’s recovery. Today we continue to explore Detroit’s waterfront: Challenges and opportunities &nbsp;in our series Detroit’s Water Renaissance.</span></p><div>So far, we’ve looked at lucrative walleye fishing on the Detroit River, &nbsp;daylighting streams and rebuilding shorelines. Today we explore the Rouge River.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The Rouge River in Detroit is one of Michigan's—and the Great Lakes—most polluted waterways. &nbsp;Generations of air and water pollution from heavy industry near the mouth of the river contaminated its sediments and made it unsafe for fishing. &nbsp;Upstream, dense urban populations have overwhelmed sewer and storm water systems, sometimes dumping raw sewage into the Rouge. &nbsp;The result is a river in trouble.&nbsp;</div><div> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 16:48:53 +0000 Current State 42428 at http://wkar.org Detroit's Water Renaissance: The Rouge, a river in trouble Detroit’s Water Renaissance: Walleye fishing industry nets millions for local economy http://wkar.org/post/detroit-s-water-renaissance-walleye-fishing-industry-nets-millions-local-economy <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.7727272727272727;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:13pt;"><span style="line-height: 1.7727272727272727;"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Water attracted early settlers to Detroit and water fueled its growth. Now it’s an important asset to the city’s recovery. Tue, 10 Sep 2013 19:02:52 +0000 Current State 42058 at http://wkar.org Detroit’s Water Renaissance: Walleye fishing industry nets millions for local economy Detroit’s Water Renaissance: New shorelines, old problems on the Detroit River http://wkar.org/post/detroit-s-water-renaissance-new-shorelines-old-problems-detroit-river <p></p><p></p><p>Water attracted early settlers to Detroit and water fueled its growth. Now it’s an important asset to the city’s recovery.</p><p>Today we continue to explore Detroit’s waterfront in our series "Detroit Water Renaissance."</p><p>Last week we looked at the unearthing of Detroit streams. For the second segment, reporter Lewis Wallace examines efforts to re-engineer the Detroit River’s concrete shoreline.</p><p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 16:19:06 +0000 Current State 41689 at http://wkar.org Detroit’s Water Renaissance: New shorelines, old problems on the Detroit River Detroit's Water Renaissance: Rediscovering Detroit's lost waterways http://wkar.org/post/detroits-water-renaissance-rediscovering-detroits-lost-waterways <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Water attracted the early settlers of Detroit and water fueled its growth. Now it’s an important asset to the city’s recovery.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Join us over these next five weeks, as our regular Tuesday Knight segment will explore the challenges and opportunities associated with Detroit’s waterfront through our series "Detroit's Water Renaissance.</span>"</p><p>Our first story goes back to the days before industrialization, when the city of Detroit was a maze of fresh waterways.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 15:37:33 +0000 Current State 41362 at http://wkar.org Detroit's Water Renaissance: Rediscovering Detroit's lost waterways