Main 3-4 Subwatershed
The Main 3-4 subwatershed of the Rouge River is located in the
eastern part of Wayne County and is home to approximately 593,324
people according to 1990 Census data. The Main 3-4 subwatershed
has a drainage area of 91.37 miles and includes portions of the
communities of Redford Township, Detroit, Dearborn Heights, Dearborn,
Allen Park, Melvindale, and River Rouge.
A large portion of the Main 3-4 subwatershed is covered by impervious
surfaces such as roads, rooftops, and parking lots. This subwatershed
is completely built out and has been developed into residential
(56%) and industrial (31%) land uses. The high percentage of impervious
surfaces has contributed to the large variations in the River's
Currently, many impairments to the Main 3-4 branch of the Rouge
River are being addressed through the Rouge Gateway Project. The
purpose of the Gateway Project is to promote ecosystem restoration,
heritage preservation, increased recreation, and economic development
of the Rouge River.
The Main 3-4 Subwatershed Group has developed a watershed
management plan in accordance with the requirements of the Michigan
General Storm Water Permit. For questions or further information
contact Zachare Ball at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Common Appendix
has been developed for the subwatershed management plans. This includes
detailed technical data, maps, and information best management practices
for each of the seven subwatersheds.
Communities are currently working on their Storm Water Pollution
Prevention Initiative (SWPPI). Click
here for guidance materials on developing the SWPPI.
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