Rogue River Watershed Project


The Rogue River is located in west central Lower Michigan and is a major tributary of the Grand River. The watershed is 167,625 acres and includes portions of Kent, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, and Ottawa counties. The Rogue River is fed by wetlands, county drains, lakes, and both warm and cool-cold water tributaries. The cool-cold water tributaries help to sustain trout and other cool-cold water species in the southern section of the Rogue River. Changes in land use from rural to urban have created concern for the Rogue River Watershed.