Tacoosh-Whitefish Watershed

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Hydrologic Unit Code: 04030111

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Watershed Overview

The Tacoosh-Whitefish Watershed is located in the upper peninsula of Michigan and covers approximately 633 square miles. The watershed has almost 53 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline.

Most of the watershed is undeveloped. 43% of the land area is forest and 45% is wetland. Portions of the watershed include part of the Hiawatha National Forest. Escanaba, Michigan is the only urbanized area in the watershed.

The watershed supports a world-class walleye fishery and has been identified as an important spawning stream.

Between the years of 1996 and 2001, there has been a slight increase in grassland, developed land and farmland, and a slight decrease in forest and wetlands.

For more information, see the USEPA's “Surf Your Watershed” website.

Additional information is available at Michigan State University's Institute for Water Research's Digital Watershed Tool for the Tacoosh-Whitefish 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.

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Watershed Data and Information

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Impaired (303d) Waters

A listing of impaired waters can be found on the U.S. EPA's website for the Tacoosh-Whitefish Watershed

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Subwatersheds for Tacoosh-Whitefish River Watershed

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Information on other Lake Michigan subwatersheds can be found at Lake Michigan Subwatershed Information
HUC Watershed Name
04030111 0101 Sucker Creek-West Branch Whitefish River
04030111 0102 Werners Creek
04030111 0103 West Branch Whitefish River
04030111 0104 Dexter Creek
04030111 0105 East Branch Whitefish River
04030111 0106 Haymeadow Creek
04030111 0107 Whitefish River
04030111 0201 Mud Creek-Rapid River
04030111 0202 Boudreau Creek-Rapid River
04030111 0203 Baker Creek-Rapid River
04030111 0204 Rapid River
04030111 0205 Tacoosh River
04030111 0206 West Branch Days River-Days River
04030111 0207 Days River
04030111 0208 Black George Creek-Frontal Little Bay De Noc
04030111 0209 Squaw Creek
04030111 0210 Portage Creek-Frontal Little Bay De Noc