The general purpose of the Sand Creek Watershed Project is to enhance and defend the designated makes use of of the watershed. In order to realize this general purpose and attain compliance with the TMDL established in Sand Creek, 4 objectives have been established and prioritized. The main purpose of the Sand Creek Watershed Project is to revive or enhance the chilly water fishery. The secondary purpose of the venture is to guard and enhance the habitats of native aquatic life and wildlife. Both objectives could be achieved by decreasing the quantity of identified pollution affecting each of those makes use of. Pollutant discount could be achieved by means of correct storm water administration that may additionally serve to handle dangerous adjustments within the stream’s circulation regime. The third purpose of the venture is to enhance and defend partial physique contact leisure makes use of, similar to wading and fishing, by decreasing pathogen concentrations, hydrocarbons, poisonous substances, and trash. These 4 identified and suspected pollution additionally have an effect on complete physique contact recreation makes use of, similar to swimming. The fourth purpose of the Sand Creek Watershed Project is to enhance and defend complete physique contact. Structural and vegetative BMPs, coverage and administration BMPs, and Information and Education (I&E) actions might be wanted to cut back identified pollution affecting these impaired and threatened makes use of.
Sand Creek, Chester Township, Alpine Township, City of Walker, Kent County, Wright Township, Tallmadge Township, Ottawa County, Watershed, Michigan
Natural Resources Management and Policy