Middle 1 Subwatershed
The Middle One Subwatershed is located in the northwestern part
of the Rouge River Watershed in Southeastern Michigan. All
of the rainwater that falls on this land area flows over the land,
into storm sewers, or through groundwater down to the Middle Branch
of the Rouge River that flows in a southeasterly path. The
water of several headwater creeks, tributaries, and county drains
flows into the Middle Rouge River contributing to the volume and
velocity of the water and certain pollutants that the water has
picked up along its path.
When the water reaches Newburgh Lake, it has left the Middle One
Subwatershed. The Middle Rouge River then travels through
the downstream Middle 3 Subwatershed, joins the main branch of the
Rouge River and then flows toward the Detroit River and finally
into Lake Erie. The River that flows through the Middle One
Watershed is a precious resource to be protected, preserved, and
in some cases, restored.
Flies Show the Rouge is Improving
Read an article documenting the return of the Stone Fly to the Rouge
River and Middle One Subwatershed. The presence of the stone fly
is an indicator of improved water quality in the river.
Creek Protection Group
This environmental group, which is made up of residents, local officials,
and businesses in Northville Township, is working to preserve and
restore Rouge River water quality and educate the public about water
The Middle 1 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 Kelly Kelly 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.
Click here to learn more about your subwatershed.
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