Office of the Kalamazoo County Drain Commissioner
There are many Michigan water and soil resources available online. This page is a collection for general non-storm water-specific links. The Kalamazoo County Drain Office
has a National Pollution Discharge Elimination System Permit that is administered by the State of Michigan. Please see our Storm Water Education page for more information about
that permit and other storm water programs.
The Michigan Association of County Drain Commissioners
Maps of local storm water systems: drains, basins, storm water sewers; soils, wetlands and many other helpful visual resources.
Kalamazoo County Geographical Information System (Maps and Airphotos)
City of Kalamazoo Geographical Information System (Maps and Airphotos)
City of Portage Geographical Information System (Maps and Airphotos)
United States Geological Service Topographic Maps by County
This website describes soils and the general engineering characteristics associated with them.
Kalamazoo County Surface Water Levels and Flows
Kalamazoo River at Comstock
Other Kalamazoo County websites:
Austin Lake Dam
The Kalamazoo County Environmental Health is a major source of information on water quality including but not limited to Lake and Stream Monitoring, Surface Water Quality, Well Water Quality Search, The Health Effects of the Enbridge Oil Spill, and Information on the Kalamazoo River Oil Spill. Check it out!
State of Michigan Sites:
The State of Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and its Water Resources Division more specifically, has many good places to explore.
Federal Websites about Kalamazoo County Water
United States Geologic Survey's (USGS) Michigan Water Science Center
US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Surf Your Watershed
Kalamazoo River Watershed in Kalamazoo County
St. Joseph River Watershed in Kalamazoo County
Weather and Flooding
NOAA Weather Forecasting
NOAA River Flooding Prediction Service
NOAA Weather History
See MDEQ National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and Dam Safety for more information.
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