Upper Clinton Subwatershed Planning Process

Work on the Upper Clinton subwatershed management plan began in 2003. For the next two years, communities and stakeholders continued collaboration by completing individual components of the subwatershed management plan. This hard work culminated in the finalizing of the subwatershed management plan in November 2005. Since that time, local governments, community leaders, citizens’ groups, businesses, and environmental organizations have worked together to implement the Upper Clinton subwatershed management plan.

Upper Clinton Subwatershed

Upper Clinton Subwatershed

At A Glance

Approximately 86 square miles
Approximately 279,000
Primary Land Uses:
43% Residential
30% Vacant/water/right-of-way
13% Recreation/conservation
Open Water:
21% of land area; includes Sashabaw Creek, Clinton River headwaters and numerous lakes and wetlands


  • Auburn Hills*
  • Brandon Township
  • Clarkston
  • Groveland Township
  • Independence Township
  • Lake Angelus
  • Orion Township
  • Pontiac*
  • Springfield Township
  • Waterford Township
  • White Lake Township*

Upper Clinton Subwatershed Plan