River Raisin Watershed Information
River Raisin Watershed Facts
- The entire watershed is approximately 1,072 square miles - roughly the
size of the state of Rhode Island.
- The River Raisin is approximately 150 miles long.
- As of 2000, the watershed was home to 140,000 people.
- The watershed contains areas of five Michigan Counties: Lenawee,
Monroe, Washtenaw, Jackson, Hillsdale, and a portion of Fulton County
- The Watershed contains approximately 429 lakes & ponds.
- The Watershed contains 3,000 miles of man-made drainage systems.
- It contains 22 main stem dams and 38 tributary dams.
- It is said to be the world's "crookedest river."
River Raisin Watershed land uses in 2000:
- Agriculture - 65%
- Urbanized Areas - 11%
- Wetlands - 8%
- Forested - 7%
- Grassland - 7%