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Lower Two Subwatershed Management Plan

Table of Contents


Executive Summary
Chapter 1 - Introduction
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
1.7
Purpose
Background
Rouge River RAP
The Rouge Project
The U.S. Federal Court
Voluntary General Storm Water Permit
Clean Michigan Initiative Requirements

1-2
1-2
1-2
1-3
1-3
1-4
1-4

Chapter 2 - State of the Subwatershed
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
Existing Land Use, Imperviousness, soils and sewer service area
Hydrologic Characteristics
Water Quality Characteristics
Fisheries and Aquatic Life
Chemical Contaminants
Other Aquatic Life
Rouge River Report Card Indicators - Lower2
2-1
2-5
2-7
2-13
2-17
2-18
2-18
Chapter 3 - Existing Impairments, Pollution Sources and Obstacles
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
Existing Impairments and Pollution Sources
Sites of Environmental Contamination and Abandoned Landfills
Obstacles
Progress to Date
3-1
3-3
3-3
3-4
Chapter 4 - Goals
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
Lower 2 Subwatershed Designated Uses
Prioritize Pollutants
Remedial Action Plan Goals
Goals for the Lower 2 Subwatershed
4-1
4-3
4-3
4-5
Chapter 5 - Action Plan
5.1
5.2
Action Plans by SWAG Communities
Matrix of Actions Versus Goals
5-1
5-10
Chapter 6 - Management Alternatives
6.1
6.2
Best Management Practices (BMPS)
Evaluation of Proposed Alternatives
6-1
6-2
Chapter 7 - Methods to Measure Progress
7.1
7.2
7.3

7.4
7.5
7.6
Long Term Goal 1: Improve Water Quality in the River and Restore Impaired
Long Term Goal 2: Remove Sources of Pollution that Threaten Public Health
Long Term Goal 3: Educate the Public Regarding their Impacts on the River and the River's
Potential as a Community Asset
Long Term Goal 4: Enhance and Preserve Fish and Wildlife Habitat, Especially Along the River
Long Term Goal 5: Minimize the Amount of Soil Erosion and Sedimentation
Long Term Goal 6: Reduce Water Volumes and Velocities During Storm Events
7-2
7-2
7-3

7-3
7-4
7-5
Chapter 8 - Process for Revising the Plan
List of Tables (Tables can be found in their respective chapters)
Table 1-1

Table 2-1
Table 2-3
Table 2-4
Table 2-5
Table 2-6
Table 2-7
Table 2-8
Table 3-1
Table 4-1
Table 4-2
Table 5-1
Table 5-2
Table 6-1
CMI Chart: Comparison of CMI Watershed Management Plan Requirements and Contents
of Lower 2 Watershed Management Plan
Drainage Contribution of Lower 2 Communities
Sensitive Fish Species of the Rouge River Watershed
Results of the Wiley-Seelbach-Bowler Ecological Targets Report
Fish Consumption Advisories
Results of the 1996 RPO Toxics Survey
Results of the 1986 MDNR Macroinvertebrate Survey
Status of Selected Rouge River Report Card Indicators in the Lower 2 Subwatershed
Watershed Impairments, Known Pollutants and Sources
Prioritized Pollutants or Threats to River Quality, in the Lower 2 Subwatershed
Issues of Concern
Management Action Lists
Lower 2 Subwatershed Project Matrix
Lower 2 BMP Categories
1-4

2-3
2-16
2-17
2-17
2-18
2-18
2-18
3-1
4-1
4-3
5-1
5-11
6-1
List of Figures (Figures can be found in their respective chapters)
Figure 1-1
Figure 2-1
Figure 2-2
Figure 2-3
Figure 2-4
Figure 2-5
Figure 2-6
Figure 2-7
Figure 2-8
Figure 2-9
Figure 2-10
Figure 2-11
Figure 2-12
Figure 2-13
Figure 2-14
Figure 2-15
Figure 2-16
Figure 2-17
Figure 8-1
Location of watershed within Southeast Michigan
Subwatershed location
Lower 2 Base Map
Lower 2 Land Use
Lower 2 Land Use Map
Lower 2 Sewer Service Areas
Lower 2 Monitoring Sites
Lower Rouge River Continuous DO and Temperature Summary
Dry Weather Mean Temperature
Dry Weather Mean DO Concentration
Percent of DO Values Below 5 mg/l
Mean Temperature
Mean DO Concentration
Lower Rouge River @ L05D: 5/15/99-5/22/99
Lower Rouge River @ LOSD: 5/15/99-5/23/99
Lower Rouge River Dry Weather E. coli Summary
Maximum E. coli
Lower 2 MDEQ GLEAS Map
Revision Process
1-1
2-1
2-2
2-3
2-4
2-6
2-8
2-9
2-10
2-11
2-11
2-11
2-12
2-12
2-12
2-13
2-13
2-15
8-1
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: 1/11/02

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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.