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Middle 3 Subwatershed Management Plan

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 - Background
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
Rouge River Remedial Action Plan (Rouge RAP)
Rouge Project
Federal Court
Voluntary General Storm Water Permit
Rouge River Report Card
2-1
2-1
2-2
2-2
2-3
Chapter 3 - State of Subwatershed
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
Existing Land Use, Imperviousness, Soils, and Sewer Service Area
Hydrologic Characteristics
Water Quality Characteristics
Status of Fisheries and Wildlife and Ecological Impairments
Rouge River Report Card Indicators - Middle 3 Subwatershed
3-1
3-1
3-4
3-21
3-30
Chapter 4 - Vision and Goals
4.1

4.2
4.3
Goals for the Middle 3 Rouge River Subwatershed as Determined by the Middle 3 Subwatershed
Advisory Group
Results of the Public forum, March 23, 2000
Public Opinion Survey
4-1

4-3
4-5
Chapter 5 - Existing Impairments, Pollution Sources and Obstacles
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5
5.6
5.7
5.8
5.9
Historical Perspective
Highly Variable Flow Impacts
Storm Water and Nonpoint Source Pollution
Bacteria
Fish Advisories
Aesthetics
Point Source Discharges Permitted By The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
Waste Disposal Sites
Obstacles
5-1
5-2
5-5
5-5
5-11
5-12
5-12
5-12
5-13
Chapter 6 - Management Alternatives
6.1 Analysis of Factors Considered in Short-Term Goals 6-1
Chapter 7 - Action Plan
7.1
7.2
7.3
7.4
7.5
Short Term Action
Long Term Actions
Estimated Costs
Financial and Institutional Arrangements
Benefits of the Action Plan
7-8
7-13
7-13
7-13
7-14
Chapter 8 - Methods to Measure Progress
8.1
8.2
8.3
8.4
8.5
8.6
8.7
Improve Water Quality in the River and Restore Impaired Designated
Remove Sources of Pollution that Threaten Public Health
Educate the Public
Enhance and Preserve Fish and Wildlife
Minimizing the Amount of Soil Erosion and Sedimentation
Reduce Water Volumes and Velocities During Storm Events
Closing Comment
8-1
8-1
8-2
8-3
8-4
8-5
8-6
Chapter 9 - Process for Revising/Updating Plan
9.1 References 9-1
List of Tables (Tables can be found in their respective chapters)
Table 1
Table 2
Table 3
Table 4
Table 5
Table 6
Table 7
Table 8
Table 9
Table 10
Table 11
Table 12
Middle Rouge Grab D.O. and Temperature Summary
Middle Rouge Continuous D.O. and Temperature Summary
1993-94 Middle Rouge River E-Coli Summary
Middle Branch Grab E. Coli
Summary of 1995 MDNR Fishing Monitoring Survey, Middle 3
Sensitive Fish Species of the Rouge River Watershed
Results of the Wiley-Seelbach-Bower Ecological Targets Report-Middle 3
Fish Consumption Advisories for the Middle 3
Concentrations Metals and PAHs from Nankin Lank Cores
Results of the 1986 MDNR Macroinvertebrate Survey
Results of the 1999 Macroinvertebrate Survey -Middle 3
Status of Selected Rouge River Report Card Indicators in the Middle 3
3-8
3-12
3-15
3-21
3-22
3-24
3-25
3-26
3-27
3-29
3-30
3-31
List of Figures (Figures can be found in their respective chapters)
Figure 1
Figure 2
Figure 3
Figure 4
Figure 5
Figure 6
Figure 7
Figure 8
Figure 9
Figure 10
Figure 11
Figure 12
Figure 13
Figure 14
Figure 15
Figure 16
Stormwater Management Areas for the General Permit
1995 Recreation Areas
Sewer Service Areas
Water Quality Sampling Sites
Middle Rouge River Dry Weather Grab D.O. Summary
Middle Rouge River at DO6 Preliminary D.O. and Temperature
Middle Rouge River Continuous D.O. and Temperature
1993-94 Middle Rouge River E. Coli Summary
Tonquish Creek Subwatershed, 1995 Bacteria Survey-E. Coli Geometric Means
Middle Rouge Subwatershed 1995 Bacteria Survey-E. Coli Geometric Means
Middle Rouge River Dry Weather E. Coli summary (1997-1999)
1995 Habitat Sampling Locations GLEAS Scores
CSO Drainage Areas After Phase I
Reported SSO Locations
307 Sites and Abandoned Landfills
1995 Water/Wetlands Land Use-RPO Categories
1-4
1-5
3-2
3-5
3-7
3-10
3-11
3-14
3-17
3-18
3-20
3-23
5-7
5-9
5-14
6-5
Appendices
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
Planning and Cost Estimating Criteria for Best Management Practices
Community Action Scores for Water Quality Improvement
Community Action Cost Estimates
1999 Public Involvement Survey
Rouge River Report Card
Comments on Year 2000 Draft 303(D) List
List of Available Maps
River Flow Data Summaries
Dissolved Oxygen and Temperature Data Summaries
E. Coli Data Summaries
Biological and Ecological Features, and Ecological Impairments
Glossary and Acronyms

Last Updated: 10/27/01

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The Rouge River National Wet Weather Demonstration Project is funded, in part, by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Grants #XP995743-01, -02, -03, -04, -05, -06, -07 and C-264000-01.