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Approved Watershed Plans
A Watershed Management Plan considers all uses, pollutant sources, and impacts within a drainage area. More than 150 Watershed Management Plans have been developed at the local level utilizing DEQ grants from the Nonpoint Source grant program. Watershed Management Plans serve as guides for communities to protect and improve the water quality. Grant funding for implementation of best management practices identified within the Watershed Management Plans is available through the federal Clean Water Act as well as the Clean Michigan Initiative (CMI) Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Grant program. To be eligible for implementation funds, the Watershed Management Plan must meet certain criteria and be approved by the DEQ. The watersheds shown in the map have DEQ approved Watershed Management Plans that meet CMI criteria. Watershed plans approved under 319 also meet the USEPA nine minimum elements, and are eligible for grant funding under Section 319 of the federal Clean Water Act. Eligibility requirements for funding are included in each Request for Proposals issued through the NPS program. For more information about Requests for Proposals, see Grant Applicant Information on the Nonpoint Source home page
. For more information about watershed management plans, see Developing an Approvable Watershed Management Plan
State-wide Map of Approved and Pending Watershed Plans -
Click on any DEQ district for a district-level watershed map.
> watershed plan within a larger watershed plan