Baugo Creek

Area: 49,581 ac.

HUC: 0405000123 (what is a Hydrologic Unit Code HUC?)

Baugo Creek Watershed is located in the southern portions of St. Joseph and Elkhart counties Indiana. The watershed is composed of four sub-watersheds: Wisler Ditch, Grimes Ditch, Olive Township Ditch, and Rogers Ditch, totaling a drainage basin of 49,581 acres. This watershed has had a history of water quality issues, primarily E. Coli and fecal coliform, resulting in the main stem, Baugo Creek, being listed on Indiana’s 303b list of impaired waters. Dominant agriculture land-use paired with poorly regulated discharges to tributaries within the watershed is believed to be the main contributors to water quality issues in this watershed. Thus, the Baugo Creek-Wisler Ditch Management Plan was adopted in 2004.

What’s going on in the Baugo Creek Watershed?

Get involved in efforts to protect the Baugo Creek Watershed by learning more and having fun.

Path of a Rain Drop: Baugo Creek

In 2020, the Elkhart River Restoration Association launched efforts to protect and improve the Upper Elkhart River Watershed…

Ferretti/Baugo Creek County Park

Located on County Line Road, north of U.S. 933 in Osceola. 214 acres with trails along Baugo Creek, open fields near where Baugo Creek enters….

How’s the water?

There are many ways that water quality can be tracked. Check out these helpful websites to look at data relating to water quality.

Watershed Partners