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The Huron Watershed


The Huron River is the only waterway in southeast Michigan designated as a Scenic River and the first area where a watershed management plan was implemented in the State.  The watershed is approximately 900 sq. miles and supports a population of 500,000 people.  The watershed incorporates the majority of southeast Michigan’s recreational and public lands.  Of the Huron, Clinton, and Rouge watersheds, the Huron watershed is the most pristine and has not experienced the level of environmental stress as the Clinton and Rouge watersheds.  Despite lesser impacts, the Huron River still requires adequate attention and protection.  One of the most significant threats to the River is phosphorus leached from private lawns and agricultural lands, and direct action is being taken to reduce phosphorus run-off throughout the watershed.       

For more information, please refer to the Huron River Watershed Council

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