Michigan's Watersheds


Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum
The Watershed Concept

Each of us is a resident of a county or town in the State of Michigan. We are also residents of a watershed. For example, people living in Midland, Michigan reside in the Tittabawassee watershed because water falling on this city is delivered to the Tittabawassee River. Watersheds can be part of other, larger watersheds:

Tittabawassee River > Saginaw River > Saginaw Bay > Lake Huron > Great Lakes > St. Lawrence River > Atlantic Ocean


You can find out what watershed you live in by going to the U.S. EPA Surf Your Watershed web site.

Michigan Watersheds

Major Watersheds of Michigan (yellow boundaries). Click to enlarge.
What are the blue and brown boundaries?

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