What is a Watershed?

What is a Watershed?

What is a Watershed?

What is a Watershed?

A “watershed” is an area of land, defined by hills and ridges that drain to a common body of water. 

The Lower Grand watershed area is very large covering nearly 3,000 square miles of land from just west of Lansing to Lake Michigan, as far north as Montcalm and Newaygo Counties, and as far south as Barry and Eaton Counties.  Besides the Grand, other rivers that drain their own smaller watersheds within the LGROW watershed area include the Thornapple, the Flat and the Rogue Rivers as well as scores of other smaller tributaries, creeks and drains, one of which is probably very near your home.

Watershed Management Plan

Watershed Map

 

An Agency of the GRAND VALLEY METROPOLITAN COUNCIL