Many governmental agencies in Michigan are involved in various aspects of stream channel stabilization or rehabilitation. Many of these agencies use morphological analysis tools to determine stream stability and natural stream design. Staff from state and federal agencies formed Michigan’s Stream Team in 2002 to share resources and develop common methods for collecting stream data that were used to create regional reference curves for the entire state of Michigan.
The purpose of Michigan’s Stream Team is to:
Produce regional reference curves for Michigan
Develop and manage a database for the reference reach data including determining the quality control necessary for stream data to be entered
Train the Morphology Workgroup and others on stream morphology
Serve as a technical resource to advance stream morphology science to Michigan agencies and interest groups