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In 1978, the Army Corps of Engineers produced Preliminary Feasibility Report on Shallow-Draft Navigation to evaluate various action plans for the Grand River. Included in the potential plans were dredging, limited dredging, clearing obstructions with no dredging, creating a Valley Preserve, and taking no action at all. In the end, it was determined not to engage in dredging and what has emerged since then is a modified version of the Valley Preserve plan which is being carried out by the Ottawa County Parks through its Grand River Greenway and Grand River Heritage Water Trail initiatives.

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Image was taken from the the front page of the report.