Description: Lake St. Clair Watershed
Much of the Lake St. Clair watershed lies outside the study area considered under the Coastal Habitat Restoration Project. The geographic boundaries for the project extend 10 miles (16 km) inland of the lakeshore, which accounts for about 30% of Lake St. Clair’s drainage basin. The full drainage basin, however, covers a total of 4,890 sq. miles (12,616 sq. km) It extends some 40 miles (65 km) north and west of the lake into Sanilac, Lapeer and Oakland counties in Michigan, and approximately 100 miles (160 km) east of the lake into Perth and Oxford counties in Ontario.