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Lighthouse Creek Stormwater Management
The Lighthouse Creek culvert project is under the jurisdiction of Berrien County Drain Commission. The Drain Commission is currently in the easement acquisition phase of the project. The scope of work includes constructing a new culvert under Water Street and raising the berm at the water plant lagoon.
PROJECT DEVELOPMENT AND HISTORY
Lighthouse Creek empties into Lake Michigan about 3,000 feet southwest of the mouth of the Galien River. Here is a map of the Lighthouse Creek watershed basin:
The Indiana-Michigan state line (pink) and the City of New Buffalo-New Buffalo Township line (red) are shown on this map. The Lighthouse Creek watershed basin is shown with blue, including six sub-areas.
Of the 4.1 square miles in the Lighthouse Creek watershed basin:
In May 2013, City staff and NIES Engineering met with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (Lighthouse Creek Meeting – May 2013.)
In June 2013, City staff and NIES Engineering met with the Berrien County Drain Commissioner (Lighthouse Creek Meeting – June 2013.)
Also in June, 2013, NIES Engineering gave a presentation on Lighthouse Creek to the City Council during their Regular Meeting. The City Council will review this issue during their July 16, 2013 Regular Meeting.
In July of 2013, City Council approved a resolution to transfer jurisdiction of the Lighthouse Creek to the Berrien County Drain Commission.
Here is the mouth of Lighthouse Creek the day after.
Here is the bank of Lighthouse Creek – also on September 15, 2008.
More recently, here is the Creek looking downstream from Water Street on November 14, 2011:
This page last updated on 2/2/2016.