Kalamazoo River Watershed Management Plan
The Kalamazoo River watershed is approximately 1,292,800 acres making it the fifth largest subbasin in Michigan. The Kalamazoo is in portions of Allegan, Calhoun, Kalamazoo, Barry, Jackson, Eaton, Hillsdale, Van Buren, Ottawa, and Kent Counties. Land use within the Kalamazoo is 47.2% agricultural, 21.1% forested, 13% wetlands, 9% open/park, 7.4% urban, and 1.9% water based on the 2001 IFMAP data. Prioritized pollutants within the Kalamazoo include: nutrients, sediment, unstable flow, and pathogens.
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