Brevoort-Millecoquins Watershed

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Hydrologic Unit Code: 04060107

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Watershed Overview

The watershed is located at the southeastern portion of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula covering 562 square miles with 102.53 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline and 19 square miles of inland lakes. 301 of the 369 river miles run year-round. The Hiawatha National Forest makes up a significant portion of the watershed. The watershed has many minerals and aggregates and limestone quarries. The Brevoort River watershed is home to Pitcher's Thistle and Dwarf Lake Iris.

Between 1996 and 2001, there have been slight increases in grassland, cultivated land, and developed land and a slight decrease in forest.

Additional information is available at Michigan State University's Institute for Water Research's Digital Watershed Tool for the Brevoort-Millecoquins Watershed. This site has interactive watershed-based information on industrial facilities discharge sites, toxic release inventory, permit compliance system, water quality stations, bacteria stations, national sediment inventory stations, best management practices, water quality observation stations, weather data stations, impaired waters (reach and area), landcover change (1992-2001), landuse 2001, soil, and elevation.

Data Sources. Land cover map and percentages: National Land Cover database, 1992 ; Land use change: NOAA [ Coastal Change Analysis Program], 1996 and 2001 ; Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Impaired Waters: [ Surf Your Watershed]

For more information, see the USEPA “Surf Your Watershed” [1]

Watershed Activities

Watershed Groups

Watershed Data and Information

USGS Water Resources Links for: 04060107 - Brevoort-Millecoquins

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Impaired Waters (303d) Waters

A listing of impaired waters can be found on the U.S. EPA website for the Brevoort-Millecoquins watershed


More information on impairments can be found at the USEPA website

Watershed Management Tools

Tools for addressing impairments in the watershed can be found at the Lake Michigan Lakewide Management Plan Watershed Tools]] page. Specific Lake Michigan Lakewide Management Plan Watershed Tools can be found at the following pages:

Subwatersheds of the Brevoort-Millecoquins Watershed

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Information on other Lake Michigan subwatersheds can be found at: Lake Michigan Subwatershed Information

HUC Watershed Name
040601070101 Cut River-Frontal Lake Michigan
40601070102 Point Aux Chenes River
040601070103 Little Brevoort River
040601070104 Brevoort River
040601070105 Davenport Creek-Frontal Lake Michigan
040601070106 Hog Island Creek
040601070107 Peters Creek-Black River
040601070108 Black River
040601070201 East Mile Creek-Frontal Lake Michigan
040601070202 Jocko Creek-Upper Millecoquins River
040601070203 Furlong Creek
040601070204 Lower Millecoquins River
040601070205 Rock River
040601070206 Crow River
040601070207 Point Patterson Creek-Frontal Lake Michigan
040601070208 Hudson Creek-Frontal Lake Michigan
040601070209 Milakokia River
040601070210 Bulldog Creek
040601070211 Marblehead Creek-Frontal Lake Michigan