Rouge River Watershed

The Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner's Office (WRC) has been very active within the Rouge River watershed. The WRC has constructed retention treatment basins (RTBs) to control combined sewer overflows (CSOs) and protect the water quality. The WRC has also implemented a number of storm water projects including streambank stabilization, public education and illicit discharge elimination activities.

Communities and other stakeholders are working together to protect and restore the Rouge River watershed as part of the Alliance of Rouge Communities (ARC).

For additional information regarding outreach and citizen involvement programs within the watershed, visit the Friends of the Rouge website or phone 313-792-9900.

In 2012, communities and other watershed partners have worked cooperatively to update the Watershed Management Plan (WMP) to guide the protection and restoration of the Rouge River watershed.