St Joseph (Michigan) Watershed
Watersheds: St Joseph (Michigan)
St Joseph (Michigan)
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Due to an extreme shortage of possible names, there are two watersheds in Indiana named after Saint Joseph. The St Joseph (Michigan) Watershed drains about 1.1 million acres in northeastern Indiana, as well as about 1.9 million acres in southwestern Michigan. In Indiana, the St Joseph (Michigan) watershed drains all of Lagrange County, nearly all of Elkhart County, most of Noble County and Steuben County, a large portion of Saint Joseph County, a relatively smaller portion of and Kosciusko County, and a much smaller part of DeKalb County.
The St Joseph (Michigan) watershed encompasses much of Indiana's Lake Country, so it has many tributaries. Notable tributaries include Fawn River, Pigeon Creek, Turkey Creek, the Little Elkhart River, and Baugo Creek. The St. Joseph (Michigan) River discharges into Lake Michigan, whose waters make their way through several other of the Great Lakes before flowing into the Atlantic Ocean.