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Montcalm County Watersheds 

What is a Watershed?

A watershed is a common area of land that drains into the same body of water.


What watershed do you live in?

Use the map below or follow the link provided to find out!

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Flat River Watershed

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J. Stegmeier

The Flat River Watershed has​147 miles of streams,

70 of which are a designated

Natural River.

The watershed is also a renowned location for small mouth bass fishing.

Flat River Wateshed
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Muskegon River Watershed

Muskegon Watershed
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Muskegon River Watershed Assembly

The Muskegon River is

216 miles long with the watershed draining

2,350 square miles across

10 counties.

The river is often used for fishing steelhead and brown trout as well as peaceful paddling in the slow current. 

Maple River Watershed


Michigan Trail Maps

The Maple River is 74 miles long with tributaries flowing through five dams and across five counties before emptying into the Grand River. 

Located along the river is the Maple River State Game Area.

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Chippewa River Watershed

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Chippewa Watershed Conservancy

The Chippewa River

is 90 miles long and discharges at

254 cubic feet/second

near Mount Pleasant.

The river is often used for paddling and fishing for bass, carp and redhorses.

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Rogue River Watershed

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Rogue River Watershed Partners

The Rogue River is 

48 miles long and drains

234 square miles of land.

The river is a designated natural river popular with innertube

 users and trout fishers.  

It is intersected by the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail.

Rogue Rier Watershed

Grand River Watershed


Lower Grand River Organization of Watersheds

The Grand River is 

252 miles long, making it the longest river in Michigan; it accepts water from many rivers including the Flat, Maple and Rogue.

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Lower Grand River Watershed
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