WELCOME to the Michigan Surface Water Information Management System (MiSWIMS). This application is an interactive map-based system that allows users to view information about Michigan’s surface water. It was developed through a cooperative effort by the Michigan Department of Shared Solutions (CSS), Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), and Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Users are able to view and download data collected by the DEQ and DNR from surface water monitoring sites located throughout Michigan.
The application provides the user two ways to search for water information: Text Search and Map Search.
Search the MiSWIMS database. The Text Search gives the user the ability to search for waterbodies by name, place, watershed or STORET number. The text search is a fast way to narrow down your surface water search. Users with slower dial up connections will benefit from using the text search because the graphics from the map will not be displayed until the user has defined the search. After finding the surface water or information of interest, the user may go to the map or start a new search.
The Map Search option gives the user a visual interface for mapping surface water information. Users have the ability to search for surface water information by waterbody name, address, place, town range section, and latitude/longitude. Layers can be turned on or off depending on interest, and can be used to identify basic information. The map zooms into the area of interest after a search is complete, and information can then be obtained by identifying a specific monitoring site or river reach.