Kalamazoo River Watershed

The Kalamazoo River Watershed is formed by two different springs a few miles south of Jackson, Michigan. In fact the headwaters for the Kalamazoo, the Grand River, and the St. Joseph River all are located within five miles of each other - which must have been a nautical highway interchange area for seasonal traveling inhabitants of this primitive region. Once the North and South branches of the Kalamazoo meet in Albion, the river winds westerly towards Kalamazoo, passing through the cities of Marshall, Augusta, Battle Creek, and Comstock along its meandering route. Inside the city limit of Kalamazoo it veers north towards Plainwell, then west again to Otsego, Allegan, New Richmond, and ultimately the mouth into Lake Michigan at Saugatuck.

Kalamazoo River Watershed Council

Kalamazoo River Watershed, explained. Quick demonstration of communicating watershed concepts