Thornapple River Watershed Management Plan

The Thornapple River Watershed Management Plan (TRWMP) is a compilation and synthesis of water quality data for the Thornapple River Watershed. The TRWMP also outlines the main nonpoint source pollution issues and recommended solutions for the Thornapple River Watershed. The data was collected throughout the  00’s and the TRWMP was completed and approved in 2016. This plan serves as a guide for actions to protect water quality locally.

Thornapple River Watershed Management Plan Implementation is currently underway! Your Watershed Coordinator is hard at work. Check out the watershed conservation monthly newsletters for updates!

 


Summary of the Thornapple River Watershed Management Plan

(Full text of the Thornapple River Watershed Management Plan, click here!)
  • The Thornapple River Watershed Management Program brought together agencies and organizations from throughout the watershed to assess, study and develop recommendations to sustain the health of the Thornapple River, its tributaries and the lands surrounding them.
  • This initiative came into effect to analyze the health of the watershed and to come together with problem-solving techniques to improve the well being of the watershed not just in terms of pollution of the water but as well as preserving the wildlife and habitats in the watershed.
  • The main outcome of the program was the development of the Thornapple River Watershed Plan, which assesses the water quality of the entire Thornapple River by analyzing the pollution causes as well as sources. The various pollution levels impair drinking water, fisheries, recreation uses (swimming, kayaking, boating, and canoeing) as well as wildlife and critical areas that have been identified for the need for improvement.

 

Click on this PDF to get a summary of the project! 

 

 

 

 

Click on this PDF to get a map of the three sub-watersheds in the TRW!