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Maumee in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Maumee River Rapids

 
 
Maumee River Rapids Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 18, 2012
1. Maumee River Rapids Marker
Inscription. The Maumee River Rapids, made of exposed limestone bedrock, is an alvar, a habitat found only in Europe and here in the Great Lakes region. Alvars are rocky ledges with cycles of flooding and seasonal low water. Plants and animals live on the limestone with only a thin layer of soil to sustain them.

The turbid rapids provide oxygenated water and stir up nutrients and macro-invertebrates that are food for fish and other wildlife.

In spring, this stretch of the river is a destination for fisherman as walleye swim upriver to cast their eggs over the protective cobblestone below the rapids. The spawn, or "Spring Run," is the largest of its kind on the Great Lakes.
 
Erected by Metroparks of the Toledo Area.
 
Location. 41° 32.363′ N, 83° 41.721′ W. Marker is in Maumee, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker is on N. River Road 0.1 miles east of Jerome Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Maumee OH 43537, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fallen Timbers Battlefield (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing); Hull's Crossing/Turkey Foot Rock (approx.
Maumee River Rapids Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 18, 2012
2. Maumee River Rapids Marker
Overlooking the rapids
0.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Turkey Foot Rock (approx. 0.3 miles away); American Indians at the Battle of Fallen Timbers (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fallen Timbers Battle Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fallen Timbers Battle Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fallen Timbers (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battle of Fallen Timbers (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Maumee.
 
Also see . . .  Alvar (Landform) - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on September 3, 2013.)
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
Maumee River southwest of the marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 18, 2012
3. Maumee River southwest of the marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 408 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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