Stony Creek & Paint Creek Subwatershed Planning Process

A variety of public participation meetings and workshops were held in the Stony Creek subwatershed between 2000 and 2003 as part of the development of the Stony Creek Subwatershed 2003 Management Plan. In 2006, the updated watershed plan, which included a plan for Paint Creek, was approved by MDEQ. Since that time (and before the plan’s approval), local governments, community leaders, citizens’ groups, businesses, and environmental organizations have worked together to implement their plan.

Stony Creek Subwatershed

Stony Creek Subwatershed

Stony Creek At A Glance

Area:
Approximately 72 sq. miles
Counties:
Oakland
Population:
Approximately 18,000
Primary Land Uses:
32% Residential
25% V acant land
13% Recreation/conservation lands
Open Water:
Main Branch Stony Creek, West Branch Stony Creek

Paint Creek Subwatershed

Paint Creek Subwatershed

Paint Creek At A Glance

Area:
Approximately 70 sq. miles
Counties:
Oakland
Population:
Approximately 68,000
Primary Land Uses:
Residential
Vacant land,
Recreation/conservation land
Open Water:
Gallagher Creek, Sargent Creek, Paint Creek

Municipalities

  • Addison Township
  • Auburn Hills*
  • Brandon Township
  • Bruce Township*
  • Independence Township
  • Lake Orion
  • Oakland Township
  • Orion Township Oxford Township
  • Oxford Village
  • Shelby Township*
  • Rochester
  • Rochester Hills
  • Washington Township

Stony / Paint Creeks Subwatershed Plan