General Watershed Data: General Watershed Data

15th Biennial Report
(IJC) - recommendations of Great Lakes environmental issues.

A Soil Bioengineering Guide for Streambank and Lakeshore Stabilization
(USFS) - info on how to plan and implement a soil bioengineering project.

An Integrated Framework to Restore Small Urban Watersheds – Manual 1
(CWP) - introduces basic concepts and techniques of urban watershed restoration.

Assessing Conditions of Riparian-Wetland Corridors at the Areawide Level
- shares a rapid assessment approach with field, area and state staffs of the NRCS and partner organizations.

Assessment & Remediation of Contaminated Sediments (ARCS) Program 3
(EPA) guidance for in-situ subaqueous capping of contaminated sediments.

Assessment & Remediation of Contaminated Sediments (ARCS) Program 4
(EPA) - Assessment & Remediation of Contaminated Sediments - guidance for in-situ subaqueous capping of contaminated sediments.

Biodiversity Values of Geographically Isolated Wetlands in the United States
(NatureServe) - study to assess potential impacts of the 2001 Supreme Court decision that some wetlands no longer fall under the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act.

Conducting a Watershed Protection Audit
(CWP) - information necessary to conduct an audit of the watershed protection tools currently available.

Developing a Watershed Management Plan for Water Quality
(MSU & MDEQ) a guide to help local units of government, nonprofit organizations and citizens develop watershed management plans.

Do Created Wetlands Replace the Wetlands that are Destroyed?
(USGS) - a fact sheet explaining what is wetland mitigation and the challenges and issues.

Ecologically Sustainable Water Management CD
interactive CD containing video Managing River Flows for Biodiversity and publications.

Evaluating the Health of Our National Wildlife RefugesAmphibian Abnormalities
(USFWS) - describes the difference between malformation and deformity, causes of abnormalities and the outcome.

Fish and Wildlife Resources of the Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands within the U.S.
overview of fish and wildlife resources, impact of Great Lakes water level fluctuations, common and scientific names for vegetation, fish and other wildlife.

General Guidelines for Hydrogeological Investigations
(MDEQ) - suggests sequence of work that may be followed by a permit applicant to investigate conditions if a hydrogeological investigation is required.

Geographically Isolated Wetlands
(USFWS) - ecological and geographic info to assist resource managers and the public in a better perspective and understanding of these wetlands.

Great Lakes Bathymetry
(NOAA) shows Great Lakes Bathymetric data maps.

Index of Watershed Indicators: An Overview
(EPA)- techniques for characterizing condition and vulnerability of water resources.

Introduction to Wetland Biological Assessment
(EPA) A report to help States and Tribes evaluate overall ecological condition of wetlands.

Investigation and Valuation of Fish Kills
Excerpts from book of efforts by members of the American Fisheries Society to develop and refine methods for sampling and placing values on fish kills.

Local forecast by City, State and Zip
(NOAA) - current temperature and weekly forecasts.

Love Handles in Aquatic Ecosystems
The Role of Dissolved Organic Carbon Drawdown, Resuspended Sediments and Terrigenous Inputs in the Carbon Balance of Lake Michigan

Mercury and elements in Counties of Upper Midwestern U.S.
(USGS) data about mercury and elements in each county calculated from cells in geochemical grid plotting.

Mercury in the Upper Midwest: A Must-Read Report for Anglers in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan
(IWLA) examines the extent of mercury-contaminated game fish in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan.

Muskegon River Streambank Erosion Inventory
original plan was to inventory the Muskegon River and all tributaries, organize data and develop detailed maps but because of funding only some of the inventory was done.

National Coastal Condition Report II
- 2004(EPA) - environmental assessments of US coastal waters and the Great Lakes. http://www.epa.gov/owow/oceans/nccr/2005/nccr2-factsheet.pdf

Pine River Natural River Plan
(MDNR) - this report outlines a plan for the protection of the Pine River System.

Pollution Source Control Practices – Manual 8
(CWP) - focuses on a wide range of stewardship and pollution prevention practices that can be employed in subwatersheds.

Purple Loosestrife in Michigan
the arrival, distribution, botanical information, habitat and growth strategy, ecological effects and control measures concerning purple loosestrife.

Rapid Bioassessment Protocols for Use in Wadeable Streams and Rivers
(EPA) - updated compilation of the most cost-effective scientifically valid approaches in bioassessment methods.

Research Monitoring of the Lake Michigan Ecosystem Research
(NOAA) - monitor and assess the health of the Lake Michigan ecosystem.

Riverine landscapes, taking landscape ecology into water
(Blackwell Science Ltd) - focuses on aquatic systems as ideal settings to do landscape ecology.

Shoreline data
(NOAA) - topographic relief map of Michigan with other shoreline data.

Soils and Building Sites
- knowing the soils in your region helps in buying, building or starting a major project.

State of Michigan’s Environment 2003 Second Biennial Report
(MDEQ) - continues to follow trends in important environmental indicators.

Study Design for Monitoring Wetlands
(EPA) A review of the "state of the science" concerning wetland bioassessment and nutrient enrichment.

Surface Water Data for Michigan
(USGS) - contains more than 850,000 station years of time-series data that describe stream levels, streamflow, reservoir and lake levels, surface water-quality, etc.

Survey of the Literature on the Economic Impact of Aquatic Weeds
a summary providing a basis for estimating the general effects of aquatic weeds.

The Retreat of Glaciers in the Midwestern U.S.
(State of Illinois Museum) five maps tracing the retreat of Ice Age glaciers.

The Unified Subwatershed and Site Reconnaissance: A User’s Manual – Manual 11
(CWP) - examines pollution sources and restoration potential within upland areas of urban subwatersheds.

Types of Wetlands
(EPA) - brief descriptions of the major types of wetlands found in the U.S.

Urban Stream Repair Practices Manual 4
(CWP)Addresses full range of restoration objectives.

USGS Current Water Data for Michigan
(USGS) - statewide streamflow table.

Using Amphibians in Bioassessments of Wetlands
(EPA) Encourages the use of amphibian metrics in wetland bioassessments.

Using Vegetation to Assess Environmental Conditions in Wetlands
(EPA) Introduction of scientific basis for using wetland vegetation to assess biological integrity.

Volunteer Stream Monitoring: A Methods Manual
(EPA) Guide that describes the role of volunteer monitoring in state programs.

Volunteers and Wetland Biomonitoring
(EPA)Addresses concerns by agency personnel regarding volunteer participation in wetland biomonitoring.

Water Levels Databases
(NOAA) - shows current and past water levels of the Great Lakes.

Wetland Biological Assessments and HGM Functional Assessment
(EPA) - fact sheet providing a comparison of functional assessment method and biological assessments.

Wetland Ecology
(Izaak Walton League)

Wetland Monitoring and Assessment
(EPA) - reasons why we should monitor wetlands.

Wetlands Classification
(EPA) Introduces the scientific basis for classifying wetlands.

Where Land Meets Water
(GLC) - brochure on various types of erosion and sediment that occur in the Great Lakes Basin.