Our Watershed Management Plans (WMP) outline ways for communities to address problems in our watershed while growing their economies and infrastructure to meet the needs of residents and the river. Producing WMPs involves physical, biological, and chemical studies of the water and land, and surveying the public to assess knowledge of and attitudes toward water among residents. We use this data to assess results and make recommendations based on the analysis. The finalized plans describe current conditions of natural resources and land use impacts, explore existing and future threats to the river systems, and prescribe actions for protection and restoration. Upon completion, HRWC works with stakeholders often through its stormwater groups (below) to implement recommendations from the WMPs.

HRWC’s Watershed Management Plans

Currently, HRWC is working on

  • The Middle Huron River, Section 1 (anticipated 2022). Includes: The Huron River from Flook Dam (Portage Lake) to Barton Pond, Associated Tributaries,  Mill Creekshed, Boyden Creekshed, Honey Creekshed (South).
  • The Middle Huron River, Section 2 (Complete! Details here).
  • The Middle Huron River, Section 3 (anticipated 2023). Includes: The Huron River from the Confluence of Fleming Creek to French Landing Dam (Belleville Lake), Associated Tributaries, Ford Lake, and Belleville Lake.

Also available: TMDL Implementation Plans for impaired sections of the Huron

Stormwater Groups

Following the development of a watershed management plan, HRWC brings together groups of public and municipal stakeholders to develop collaborative approaches to stormwater compliance and watershed management to meet the objectives of the WMP.

Resources and Results

Middle Huron Monitoring Results

To review summaries of our Chem and Flow Monitoring results in the Middle Huron, go here.

Resources: Green Infrastructure

We’ve created and collected helpful resources for public agencies, contractors, and educators.

 

Thanks to the commitments from dozens of municipalities and agencies, the Huron River Watershed Council has worked with stakeholders to develop strategic action plans to reduce nutrient runoff, spearhead comprehensive water monitoring programs, and produce public outreach tools. For additional information contact Ric Lawson.