About Our River
The river and surrounding watershed extends from the headwaters in Livingston County to the river mouth in Ionia County where it joins the Grand River.
The river is 64 miles long and falls about 140 feet in elevation.
The watershed encompasses 310 square miles.
It travels through mostly rural areas in Livingston, Shiawassee, Ingham, Clinton and Ionia Counties.
Home to a diversity of wildlife: ducks, geese, herons, sandhill cranes, king fishers, songbirds, raptors (eagles, hawks, merlins, falcons, kestrels, owls), fox, black, red and “flying” squirrels, opossums, muskrats, minks, raccoons, red fox, coyotes, whitetail deer and others.
Fish species in the river include: pike, largemouth and smallmouth bass, rock bass, bluegills and other cichlids, carp, mullets, bowfin, and other warm water fish and minnows, wide range of turtles; salmon and steelhead seasonally in the lower stretches.