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Clinton River AOC
Contact: Jennifer Tewkesbury 517-897-3257
The Clinton River, located just north of the city of Detroit, flows approximately 80 miles from its headwaters to Lake St. Clair, near the city of Mount Clemens. The Clinton River Area of Concern encompasses the entire Clinton River watershed. The boundaries include the Clinton River and its tributaries, as well as the spillway and nearshore area of Lake St. Clair between the mouth of the Clinton River and the spillway. The watershed drains approximately 760 square miles of southeastern Michigan. Although historical industrial and municipal discharges were the primary causes of water quality degradation in the Clinton River Area of Concern, ongoing contamination problems are almost exclusively of nonpoint source origin.
- Removal Recommendation: Degradation of Aesthetics Beneficial Use Impairment, Clinton River AOC; Public Notice through June 1, 2020
- Clinton River Project Highlight - Paint Creek Dam Removal and Habitat Restoration
- Clinton River Remedial Action Plan update
- Clinton River Remedial Action Plan (1988) - contact Jennifer Tewkesbury at TewkesburyJ@michigan.gov or 517-897-3257.
- Clinton River AOC Boundary Map
- Clinton River Watershed Council