Acreage in the
Indiana Portion of the St. Joseph River Basin
A river basin is comprised of a number of sub-watersheds. The boundaries of watersheds are determined by the slope of the land surface, and the general fall ("gradient") of the drainage-way, whether it be a river, creek or stream, or drainage ditch. Glacial activity in the region influenced where the boundaries lie and how the natural drainage-ways will flow.
The Indiana portion of the St. Joseph River Basin consists of all or portions of seven counties: DeKalb, Elkhart, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, St. Joseph and Steuben.
The chart below pictures the percentage of the River Basin contributed by each county.
INDIANA COUNTY ACRES IN THE
POPULATION (Total County--2012 Census Estimates)
Elkhart 280,695 199,619 Kosciusko 71,277 77,609 LaGrange 242,393 37,521 Noble 192,108 47,582 St. Joseph 145,322 266,344 Steuben 149,905 34,124
estimated 2012 total population for the Indiana counties within the St. Joseph River Basin is
greater than 700,000, swelling to over 1 million when people come from all over
the world to
fish, swim, kayak, canoe, and take advantage of other water sports in our rivers, our numerous lakes and streams and private ponds.
St. Joseph River
227 W. Jefferson Blvd.--#1120
South Bend, Indiana 46601-1830
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