Top Discharges

Streamgauges reporting the most discharge on the Macatawa River

10 Day Trend

Discharge comparison for the highest gauges over the past 10 days

Expected Streamflow Ranges

Streamflow discharge range for this time of year

The Macatawa River, also known as the Black River, is located in the lower part of Ottawa County, Michigan, which drains into Lake Macatawa and eventually into Lake Michigan. The main stream is 16.8 miles (27.0 km) long.The name Macatawa is a mis-phoneticization of the Native American "Muck-i-ta-wog-go-me", which means "black water". The region was inhabited by Ottawas, Chippewas and Potawatomie tribes prior to European Settlement. The Macatawa River Greenway is a corridor of land along the river including a number of private and public parcels that provides a green highway for wildlife and recreational opportunities for people along the ... Source: Wikipedia