Rule 8. The following legally established drains are deemed to be mainstream
portions of natural watercourses and are not subject to permit exemption pursuant to
section 4(g) of the act:
(a) Grand River basin (Jackson county). Point of beginning: The intersection of
Liberty and Milwaukee streets in the city of Jackson. Point of ending: The west line of
Rives township, Jackson county, 1,165 feet south of the northwest corner of section 7,
(b) Rogue River basin (Newaygo and Kent counties).
Point of beginning: At its intersection with the southline of section 2, T10N,
R12W, Tyrone township, Kent county.
Point of ending: At Ransom lake in section 12, T11N, R12W, Grant
township, Newago county.
(c) Shiawassee river trunk drain (Saginaw county).
Point of beginning: At the junction of the Shiawassee river and the Flint river in
section 9, T11N, R4E, James township, Saginaw county.
Point of ending: At a point in mid-channel of said river in section 34, T10N, R3E,
Charles township, Saginaw county, approximately 0.2 mile from the south line of the
(d) Clinton river drain.
(i) Macomb county
Point of beginning: The Market street bridge in the city of Mount Clemens.
Point of ending: The Red Run drain outlet.
(ii) Oakland county
Point of beginning: At the intersection with Orchard Lake road on the north line
of section 32, T3N, R10E, city of Pontiac.
Point of ending: At the intersection with Auburn road on the east line of section 27,
T3N, R10E, city of Pontiac.
(e) Black river drain (Sanilac county).
Point of beginning: At the south line of section 6, T10N, R16E, Lexington
township, Sanilac county.
Point of ending: At the north line of section 1, T12N, R14E, Custer township,
(f) Maple river drain (Gratiot and Shiawassee counties).
Point of beginning: At Highway US-27, section 28, T9N, R2W, Washington
township, Gratiot county.
Point of ending: At its upper terminus in section 3, T6N, R3E, Shiawassee
township, Shiawassee county.
(g) Little Thornapple river drain (Barry and Ionia counties).
Point of beginning: At the south line (M-43) of section 13, T4N, R8W, Carlton
township, Barry county.
Point of ending: At the outlet from Tupper lake where the outlet enters Jordan
lake in section 34, T5N, R7W, Odessa township, Ionia county.
(h) Kawkawlin river drain (Bay county).
Point of beginning: Mouth of river on Saginaw bay, in section 33, T15N, R5E,
Bangor township, Bay county.