Fishdam-Sturgeon Watershed

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Hydrologic Unit Code: 04030112

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Watershed Overview

The watershed is located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and is 559 square miles in size with 260 miles of rivers and streams and 123 miles of Lake Michigan coastline. Two identified impaired waters have been identified within the watershed. In general, the wetlands found in the watershed are characterized as coastal wetlands. The Nature Conservancy has identified the Garden Peninsula’s Spruce-Cedar Wet Alvar Woodland as a critical ecosystem and the Dwarf Lake Iris as a critical species in the watershed.

The watershed is primarily forested and wetland. Between 1996 and 2001, there have been slight increases in developed land, grassland, bare land and farmland, and a slight decrease in forest and wetland.

Additional information is available at Michigan State University's Institute for Water Research's Digital Watershed Tool at: 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.

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Watershed Group

  • Sturgeon/Otter River Watershed Council

For more information, see the USEPA Surf Your Watershed website at or contact the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality at 517-335-6969.

Watershed Data and Information

USGS Water Resources Links for: 04030112 - Fishdam-Sturgeon

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Impaired (303d) Waters


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 Fishdam-Sturgeon Watershed

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

HUC Watershed Name
04030112 0101 Southtown Creek-Frontal Lake Michigan
04030112 0102 Snyder Creek-Frontal Lake Michigan
04030112 0103 Bursaw Creek
04030112 0104 Puffy Creek-Frontal Lake Michigan
04030112 0105 Valentine Creek-Frontal Big Bay de Noc
04030112 0106 Little Fishdam River
04030112 0201 West Branch Sturgeon River
04030112 0202 Camp R Creek-Sturgeon River
04030112 0203 Dana Lake-Sturgeon River
04030112 0204 Eighteenmile Creek
04030112 0205 Little Black Creek-Sturgeon River
04030112 0206 Mormon River-Sturgeon River
04030112 0207 Sturgeon River
04030112 0208 Ogontz River
04030112 0209 Big River-Frontal Big Bay de Noc