The Boardman River, a Blue River Trout Stream, will flow freely through its ancient riverbed at Brown Bridge Pond once again after the removal of the 90-year-old Brown Bridge Dam. Here, wetland ecologist Frank Dituri and biologist Brett Fessell describe the process, which will include excavating the channel using heavy equipment.

Enjoy a full-color photo essay of the drawdown of the Brown Bridge Pond in the May, 2012, issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine.