The rationale for watershed management is that if we manage activities on the land that drains to bodies of water, we will protect and improve our local water resources. Almost every activity on the land has the potential to affect the quality and quantity of water in our waterways. Watershed planning brings together the people within the watershed to address those activities. Individuals working together can design a coordinated watershed management plan that builds upon the strengths of existing programs and resources, and addresses water quality and quantity concerns in an integrated, cost-effective manner.
Development of a watershed management plan is a requirement of the State of Michigan and the U.S. EPA for communities to be eligible for grant funds through the Clean Water Act. HRWC facilitates the watershed planning process, and implementation of those plans, throughout the watershed.
Following are links to plans developed in full or part by HRWC. They are listed in order from upstream to downstream. If any of these plans are too big to download on your computer, please email email@example.com and the document can be sent to you piecemeal.
- Kent Lake Subwatershed Management Plan, 7.2 MB
- Huron Chain of Lakes Watershed Management Plan (external link)
- Brighton Lake Phosphorus Management Plan, 2.3 MB
- Strawberry Lake Phosphorus Management Plan, 1.4 MB
- Portage Creek Watershed Plan
- Mill Creek Subwatershed Management Plan, 11.7 MB
- Watershed Management Plan for the Huron River in the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti Metropolitan Area (Middle Huron)
- Huron River Pathogen Management Plan, 2.3 MB
- Malletts Creek Biota Restoration Plan, 1.8 MB
- Swift Run Biota Restoration Plan, 1.1 MB
- Ford and Belleville Lakes Phosphorus Management Plan, <1 MB
- Lower Huron Watershed Management Plan