Please Click the red underlined link to visit the FEMA's National Flood Hazard Layer (NFHL) Viewer. This map allows citizens to see whether or not they are in a flood zone.
Erosion is the gradual wearing away and transportation of soils, geological features and/or organic earth material, by a process of heavy rains, winds, or other natural agents. When these sediments are deposited or settle out in a location the process is referred to as sedimentation. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lists sediment as the most common pollutant in rivers, streams, lakes, and reservoirs.
Property owners wanting to conduct earth changes must first complete a permit application that is available online. The application package gives complete instructions on required information and the permit fee schedule. Once an application is completed and forwarded to the DPW, the application will be reviewed and a permit issued if all criteria are met. Permits are issued for a period of one year and may be extended for an additional year if an extension request is received before the permit expires. Once a permit is issued, County staff will monitor a site for compliance with permit conditions and determine whether soil is leaving the property or entering a water of the state.
- Annis Water Resources Institute - GVSU
- Clean Water Muskegon
- Duck Creek Watershed Assembly
- Michigan Dept. of Environmental Quality
- Mona Lake Watershed Council
- Muskegon Conservation District
- Muskegon County Environmental Coordinating Council
- Muskegon County Public Health
- Muskegon Lake Watershed Partnership
- White River Watershed Partnership