planning for rivers is a challenge because these "wet" parks are waters
of the state and not under direct control of the municipality.
However, there are many services provided by the river to the residents
of Ann Arbor - including drinking water, recreational spaces, and
viewsheds - and without a long-term plan for the river with clear
management strategies, invasive aquatics, sedimentation, and
significant expenses will limit future recreational and other uses of
Environmental Coordinator and Water Quality Manager for the City
Ann Arbor are lead staff on the Huron River and Impoundment
Plan effort. Together, we are attempting to visually
features of the river, the relationships among river stretches, the
primary users of the river and services provided by the river,
many challenges to her sustainability. Google Earth
opportunity to cost effectively provide images at different scales -
the broad stretches on which the plan is based and the specific
locations of key users. We plan to develop a 15 minute
film for public meetings that creatively couples the Google Earth tour
with archival images, video footage from the Community Television
Network (CTN) and voice narration.
Google Earth to view the attached file and follow along on our tour of
the Huron River. The live link below
is to the City of Ann Arbor website, as
context. To see the Google Earth file, download the zipped file
from Deep Blue and load the .kmz file in Google Earth.
Static screen shot from Google Earth:
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