Drain Commissioners and their staff are responsible for many aspects of surface water management. The Drain Commissioner develops design standards for storm water runoff management in new developments, and is involved in agricultural, commercial, and residential drainage; storm water management; lake levels; soil erosion; water supplies and sewer systems.
Archived MACDC Legislative Updates
Grand River, Jackson County This section of the Upper Grand River is managed as part of the Grand River Inter-County Drainage Board Watrshed Management Plan
Schoenherr Drain, Macomb County Macomb County Crew searches for illicit connections and toxic dumping in the Schoenherr Drain
Quail Ridge Drain, Oakland County Bank stabilization project completed on the Quail Ridge Drain using rip rap and vegetation.
Pontiac Lake, Oakland County New Sewer mains were installed via directional drilling to avoid disturbances to Pontiac Lake.
GWK RTF, Oakland County Upgrades to Oakland County's George W. Kuhn Retention Treatment Facility reduce overflowsto Lake St. Clair.
Little Salt Creek Drain, Midland County Synthetic slope protection system installed at one of many crossings serving agriculture in Midland County.
Monroe County Volunteers installed live fascines to reinforce this lake shoreline. Fascines are bundled cuttings of live shrub branches.
Imlay-Bigelow Drain, Lapeer Crew works to replace 100-year-old stormwater system near Imlay City.
Sickle Creek, Manistee County New crossing installed for Road #5557 over Sickle Creek, a popular fishing destination in the Huron.
Gibson Drain, Genesee County Bank Reinforcement measure, including rip rap and live stakes.
Briarwood Drain, Ingham County Reconstructed banks protected from high velocity flows with rip rap.
Sanitary Sewer, Montcalm County Crystal Township's new sanitary sewer collection system was installed to protect nearby Duck Lake.
Columbia Drain, Huron County Aerial view of the Columbia Drain sediment basin, installed to relieve flows in the Sebewaing River Intercounty Drain, serving Huron and Tuscola Counties.
Chippewa River, Isabella County Rock weirs installed to mitigate flows after removal of a delinquent dam and its spillway near Mount Pleasant.
Byron Dorr Inter-County Drain, Kent County Wetland area restored to provide stormwater retention, pollutant removal and wildlife habitat.
Briarwood Drain, Ingham County Kinawa Drive crossing installed to improve stormwater flow in suburban setting (Meridian Township/Okemos.)
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