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The Three Rivers

The confluence of rivers in Fort Wayne is at a turning point. The riverfront is poised for new commercial, residential, and public developments. The quality of the water is being addressed in a watershed management plan that is a cross-sector call to action. The community is engaging with the rivers in new ways, and has aspirations for their future.

This series examines the changing nature of our relationship with the rivers. 

  • Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry announced some financial progress on riverfront development Thursday. Henry says he’s hopeful that a $6 million request of…
  • Thursday’s 2015 River Summit talks in Fort Wayne included everything from urban flooding to cover crop training, as well as next steps in the City’s…
  • The Great Lakes form the largest group of freshwater lakes on Earth.Last August, blue green algae blooms in Lake Erie caused hundreds of thousands of…
  • Manufacturing is one of the largest sectors in Indiana’s economy. While it’s the source of many jobs in the state, some claim it also contributes a lot of…
  • Fort Wayne has some grand plans for riverfront development. The City says the first step is to work on riparian buffers – specific areas of plants and…
  • The banks along Fort Wayne’s rivers serve multiple purposes. Vegetation controls erosion, and helps filter water. Other impermeable areas help with…
  • There are some large-scale sources of water pollution in Northeast Indiana, but what we all do at home can make a big impact, too. We continue our series…
  • Fort Wayne’s Rivergreenway trail system is drawing an increasing number of people down to the riverside. But there may also be more folks than ever…
  • After years of simply being part of the landscape for many residents, Fort Wayne’s rivers are getting a lot of attention.These days, there are new plans…
  • On Wednesday, a consulting group for the City of Fort Wayne unveiled the first part of its plan to develop the city’s riverfronts.It’s the latest step in…