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Water in Southwest Michigan


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 Please complete a quick online survey about water issues in Berrien and Cass Counties. This survey is being conducted to measure any increase in awareness of how everyday activities contribute to water pollution in local streams, rivers, lakes and Lake Michigan.   If you would rather, you can print and complete the survey on paper

take our water quality survey

      

What you can do to help keep the water clean! watershed_image.jpg mapofmichigancounties.jpg
Learn WHAT YOU CAN DO to help protect streams, rivers, lakes 
and ultimately Lake Michigan.
 
What is a Watershed?

Southwest Michigan drains to Lake Michigan. 

Learn more about Lake Michigan here.

 

Watersheds of Southwest Michigan
Learn about SW Michigan Watersheds


The Southwest Michigan Planning Commission is involved in many projects to protect and improve the water quality in southwest Michigan.  However, for that to happen we need every resident, landowner, business owner, and local official to be involved!   Several municipalities have already joined forces to help.  Learn more by clicking on Southwest Michigan Water Partnership (Berrien and Cass NPDES-MS4 Group).

    

Click on these links below to learn more! 

   

       Video on the Impact of Impervious Cover on Water Quality

         

This page last updated on 7/9/2021.

 

 

 
Southwest Michigan Planning Commission  
376 West Main Street  Suite 130  Benton Harbor, MI 49022-3651
Phone: 269.925.1137  Fax: 269.925.0288  
 
 
 

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