The Middle Huron River Watershed Management Plan (WMP): Section 3 is part of an effort led by communities in this area seeking to plan activities to address water quality issues highlighted in the State of Michigan’s Clean Water Act §303(d) report on impaired waters.  The original WMP was completed in 1994, updated in 2000, 2008, and 2011, but was written for a larger area, covering the entire Middle Huron Watershed which covers the confluence of Mill Creek down to the end of Belleville Lake, and all tributaries draining to the Huron through that length.

This 2023 version is the fourth update of that WMP, but it is narrower in scale as it only covers the lower geographic portion of that earlier WMP.  Separate WMPs were written for the upper (section 1) and the middle (Section 2) geographic portions.

For the purposes of this plan, Section 3 of the Middle Huron Watershed is composed the drainage to the Huron River from just downstream of the confluence of the Huron River and Fleming Creek and then all the way to the downstream end of Belleville Lake. Most notably, this Section 3 WMP includes Ford and Belleville Lake.

This plan is under review. You can download each file and track changes and leave comments in the word documents, which can be emailed to Paul Steen at HRWC (

BODY– Files are Word documents to enable comments/track changes for reviewers

Title and Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction and Assessment Units

Chapter 2 (broken into pieces because it is so large)

2A:Landscape and Natural Features

2B: Communities, Landuse, Water Quality Parameters

2C: Creekshed Current Conditions

2D : Priority Areas

Chapter 3– Climate Change

Chapter 4 –Recommendations

Chapter 5 — Evaluation and Conclusion


Appendix A. Middle Huron Partnership Cooperative Agreement

Appendix B. Threatened and Endangered Species in Washtenaw and Wayne Counties

Appendix C1. BANCs Summary

Appendix C2. Bancs Survey Form

Appendix C3. Bancs Data tables

Appendix D. The Ford and Belleville Lake TMDL

Appendix E. Statewide E. Coli TMDL

Appendix F. Public Education Plan