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Local River Management
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This law (MCL 324.31101-31119) provides for the establishment of Watershed Councils and River Management Districts which serve to protect the state’s river basins by determining such things as the minimum level of stream flow necessary to safeguard the public health, welfare & safety, and by establishing river management programs. Such management programs control river impoundments, water storage reservoirs, dams or other river control structures as necessary to assure adequate quantity, quality and stability of river flow to protect the public health, welfare & safety.

(Always refer to the most current version of the law, either by checking the compiled laws, or referring to the Legislative Bureau site above.)
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