Battle Creek River Watershed
The Battle Creek River Watershed Project focused on 187,000 acres in southeastern Barry, southern Eaton, and northern Calhoun Counties. The Battle Creek River is approved under the CMI administrative rules and was funded under section 319. This river was a leading contributor of sediment and phosphorus to the Kalamazoo River at Battle Creek. The designated uses are agriculture, warm water fishery, habitat for other indigenous aquatic life and wildlife, and partial or total body contact recreation. Land use is 68% agriculture, 13% forest land, 10% wetlands, and 9% urban/rural non-farm. This project helped to reduce: sediment, nutrients and pesticides from agricultural runoff; sediment from stream bank and road crossing erosion; nutrients and bacteria from residential septic systems; nutrients and pesticides from residential runoff; and sediment and other contaminants from commercial facilities.
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