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Stormwater pollution has become the main source of water quality and habitat impairments in the Clinton River and its tributaries. Under Phase II of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Systems (NPDES), part of the Clean Water Act, many public entities, including local and county governments within the watershed must meet federal and state standards for reducing stormwater pollution leaving their jurisdiction.

As a result, communities are coming together to address stormwater management on a watershed basis. In the Clinton River Watershed, seven subwatershed planning groups have been formed. As part of the Clinton River watershed, the Rochester School District has become involved with the Stony/Paint Creek subwatershed group.

Each group has charted a course to fulfill the requirements of their stormwater permits by working together on a subwatershed basis, sharing data and information and creating joint planning documents.

For more information on how you can help your community improve water quality in surrounding watersheds, refer to the following resources by double-clicking on their web site links below: