Oakland County is part of the headwaters of the Clinton River watershed. The watershed stakeholders have been very active in working to protect and restore the watershed. The Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner's Office (WRC) constructed the George W. Kuhn Retention Treatment Basin to control combined sewer overflows (CSOs) and protect water quality. The WRC has also implemented a number of stormwater projects including public education and illicit discharge elimination activities.
The Clinton River watershed has two major subwatersheds that lie completely within Oakland County: the Upper Clinton and the Clinton Main. Portions of the Red Run, Stony/Paint Creek and North Branch Clinton subwatersheds also lie in Oakland County.
For additional information regarding outreach and citizen involvement programs within the watershed, visit the Clinton River Watershed Council Web site or phone 248-601-0606.
Communities and other watershed partners have worked cooperatively to develop subwatershed management plans to guide the protection and restoration of the Clinton River watershed. Four subwatershed management plans for the Clinton River watershed have been completed and submitted to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ):