Water Resources Commissioner
During the Fall, it is especially important to keep leaves out of the storm inlets. In addition to clogging drains and causing backups, leaves that enter the storm drains decay in the water and rob fish of vital oxygen. Follow these steps to give our wateways a hand; you’ll also reduce the risk of flooding on your street. . .
Read a personal account of how a rain garden helped reduce flooding in an Ann Arbor resident's basement.
Working in partnership with the City of Ann Arbor and the Leslie Park Golf Course, we have completed a yearlong restoration of Traver Creek. This $1.7 million project reduces sediment, phosphorus and polluted runoff entering the Huron River from the 4600-acre Traver Creek watershed.
West Nile virus (WNV) is a mosquito-borne virus that can cause mild illness (West Nile fever) or severe symptoms (encephalitis or meningitis - an inflammation of the brain) in humans and other animals. People primarily get West Nile from the bite of a mosquito that is infected with WNV.