Anchor Bay Watershed Group
Overview of Anchor Bay Watershed
The Anchor Bay Watershed is part of the Lake St. Clair Drainage System and provides recreation and aesthetic beauty to residents of Macomb and St. Clair Counties, as well as many visitors from around the region. The Watershed encompasses 171 square miles, including the Delta islands in Macomb and St. Clair Counties. In St. Clair County, the watershed includes all or parts of Casco, China, Clay, Cottrellville and Ira Townships, and the City of Algonac. In Macomb County, the watershed includes all of the City of New Baltimore and parts of Chesterfield, Clinton, Harrison, Lenox, Macomb and Richmond Townships, the Village of New Haven and the City of Richmond.
Map of the Anchor Bay Watershed
The watershed contains 473 miles of waterways. Major tributary streams include Auvase Creek, Beaubien Creek, Crapau Creek, Marsac Creek, Swan Creek, the Marine City Drain, Swartout Creek and Salt River.
Communities and School Districts within the Anchor Bay Watershed
Local communities within the Anchor Bay Watershed are working to protect the Anchor Bay, Lake St Clair, and the tributaries and drains leading to the Anchor Bay. These communities have developed the Anchor Bay Watershed Plan, which is a blueprint for improving and protecting the Anchor Bay. The plan was first completed in December 2003, and was updated in 2006.
Algonac Community Schools (nested under St. Clair County)*
Anchor Bay Public Schools (nested under Macomb County)*
Lanse Cruese Public Schools (nested under Macomb County)*
New Haven Schools (Jurisdictional Permit)*
St. Clair County*
*Phase II Permittee
Phase II Due Dates
Many of these communities and school districts are also under a federal Clean Water Act stormwater permit program . Under this permit program, these permittees are under numerous requirements and due dates.
|Public Participation Plan
||March 1, 2010
|Stormwater Pollution Prevention Initiative (includes PEP, IDEP, alternative approach)
||Sept. 1, 2010
|Local stormwater procedures need to be converted to regulation
|First Progress Report
|Storm sewer system information
||Sept. 1, 2011
|Second Progress Report
||Sept. 1, 2013
|Revised Watershed Plan
||Sept. 1, 2013
The Watershed Plan examines water quality data from Anchor Bay and its streams, the land use and water quality practices of the local communities within the watershed. The Watershed Plan also makes recommendations for water quality improvements. Local municipalities and county government are currently implementing this plan and meeting to discuss progress and future projects.
Anchor Bay Watershed Group Meeting Summaries
Anchor Bay Watershed meetings are held on an “as needed” basis at a location within the watershed. All are welcome to attend. Following are agendas and meeting summaries from the watershed meetings.
2010 Meeting Calendar