The Rogue River is positioned in west central decrease Michigan and is a significant tributary of the Grand River. The Rogue River Watershed refers to all of the land that’s drained by the Rogue River. This space is 167,625 acres and consists of parts 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 throughout the Rogue River Watershed boundaries. The Rogue River is fed by wetlands, county drains, lakes, and each heat and cool-cold water tributaries. The cool-cold water tributaries assist to maintain trout and different cool-cold water species within the southern part of the Rogue River. The land use within the southern part of the watershed is city and rural areas with pastureland, upland crops, and forestland. Muckland crops dominate the northern a part of the watershed. Changes in land use from rural to city 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 administration plan for the Rogue River Watershed.
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
Annis Water Resources Institute, “Rogue River Watershed Project / Rogue River Watershed Management Plan” (2000). Watershed Management Plans and Reports. 3.