Watershed Legislation

The legislative responsibilities for water resource management are the province of federal, state and, especially, local governments.  Local government decisions about land use directly affect water resources and citizen participation is crucial for improving the decision-making process.  Capital improvements and zoning ordinances together will define the future management and the future health of the Huron River’s corridors, floodplains, and wetlands.

 The political and legal jurisdictions for the Huron River and its tributaries, riparian zones, and adjacent lands are controlled by federal and state laws, county and township ordinances, and town and village by-laws.

Federal and State


City, Township, and Village

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