Galien River Watershed
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The Galien River Watershed
The Galien River Watershed is located in Southwest Michigan and is approximately 82,200 acres located in Berrien County and emptying into Lake Michigan in New Buffalo. In Michigan, this watershed contains 62% rural land, 23% forest land, and 5% urban land, with the remainder being streams and lakes. The Galien River Watershed encompasses areas of prime farmland, Warren Woods Preserve, and a portion of the City of New Buffalo where the Galien River flows into Lake Michigan.
A collection of natural resources maps relevant to the Galien River Watershed, located in Berrien County, Michigan. The maps provided are intended for assessments and planning purposes to improve environmental conditions in the watershed.
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Galien River Watershed Workshops
Press about the Watershed
Harbor Country News
If you are interested in learning more about this analysis and how it can be used in your community's land use planning and zoning efforts to better protect water quality, please contact Marcy Hamilton at the Southwest Michigan Planning Commission (firstname.lastname@example.org or 269-925-1137 x 1525)
One way that people can help keep our waters clean is to have a properly working and maintained septic system. Use water efficiently this includes, using efficient dishwashers and washers and using then when they are full, maintain your plumbing to eliminate leaks, taking shorter showers. Don't flush or pour hazardous chemicals down the drain, or use your septic system as a trash can.
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NPS Analysis - A nonpoint source pollution analysis was conducted for the Galien River Watershed and was presented to the Steering Committee. The presentation can be viewed here:
Galien River Watershed Management Plan Addendum
Galien River Watershed Map
Septic System Information
Special Places in the Galien River Watershed MAP
Watershed Project History and Goal