Location of Repository

Rogue River Watershed Project / Rogue River Watershed Management Plan

By Annis Water Resources Institute

Abstract

The Rogue River is located in west central lower Michigan and is a major tributary of the Grand River. The Rogue River Watershed refers to all the land that is drained by the Rogue River. This area is 167,625 acres and includes portions of Kent, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, and Ottawa counties. The City of Rockford and Cedar Springs, and the villages of Sparta, Kent City, Sand Lake, and Casnovia are within the Rogue River Watershed boundaries. The Rogue River is fed by wetlands, county drains, lakes, and both warm and cool-cold water tributaries. The cool-cold water tributaries help to sustain trout and other cool-cold water species in the southern section of the Rogue River. The land use in the southern section of the watershed is urban and rural areas with pastureland, upland crops, and forestland. Muckland crops dominate the northern part of the watershed. Changes in land use from rural to urban have created concern for the Rogue River Watershed. This concern was addressed January 1, 1999 with the partnership between Grand Valley Metro Council and the Annis Water Resources Institute to create a watershed management plan for the Rogue River Watershed

Topics: Rogue River, Kent County, Montcalm County, Muskegon County, Newaygo County, Ottawa County, Rockford, Cedar Springs, Village of Sparta, Village of Kent City, Village of Sand Lake, Village of Casnovia, Michigan, Watershed, Natural Resources Management and Policy
Publisher: ScholarWorks@GVSU
Year: 2000
OAI identifier: oai:scholarworks.gvsu.edu:wmpr-1003
Provided by: Scholarworks@GVSU

Suggested articles

Preview

Citations

  1. (1997). A Landscape-Based Ecological Classification System For River Valley Segments in Lower Michigan
  2. (1995). Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service, United States Forest Service, Soil Survey of Newaygo County
  3. (1995). Annis Water Resources Institute, land use update from photo interpretation,
  4. (1995). Biology and Ecology of Fishes, doi
  5. (2000). County Health Department, phone conversation on
  6. (2000). Drain Commissioner, Newaygo County Drain Commissioner, designated county drain information,
  7. (1970). Engineer District, Grand River Basin Michigan, Comprehensive Water Resources Study,
  8. (1993). Health Department, Environmental Health Division, Kent County Surface Water Quality Monitoring Program
  9. (1991). Introduction to Environmental Engineering and Science,
  10. (1998). Kellogg Foundation Evaluation Handbook, doi
  11. (1973). Natural Resources Office of Planning Services, Natural River Report, Rogue River,
  12. (1975). of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service, East Lansing Michigan with cooperation from Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Watershed Planning Section, Rogue River Watershed, Final Watershed Plan and Environmental Impact Statement,
  13. Project Report, A study of Land Use Change, Kent County,
  14. (1991). River Water Quality May Be Less Than Favorableā€, The Rockford Squire,
  15. (1995). Sediment in Streams Sources, Biological Effects and Control, American Fisheries Society, doi
  16. (1999). Trimberger, meeting on
  17. (1998). Watershed Protection, Nutrient Loading from Conventional and Innovative Site Development,

To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.