Lake Mapping: An Overview 
      of Methods and Potential Uses​


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A primary use of any map is navigation, but a map can also show prime fishing locations, bottom substrate, plant growth areas, spawning sites, depth and shoreline changes, and a variety of other features. This article provides an overview of historical …


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General Interest

      Back to the Future: A Perspective on
     History and Events That Shaped Michigan’s
     Lakes and Streams 


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This article provides an overview of historical events that transformed Michigan’s lakes and streams. It is not intended to be a comprehensive account of history, but rather focuses on past events and activities that directly impacted Michigan’s lakes and streams. It is hoped this article will provide the reader a perspective of Michigan history and the rapid pace at which change can occur.


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A primary use of any map is navigation, but a map can also show prime fishing locations, bottom substrate, plant growth areas, spawning sites, depth and shoreline changes, and a variety of other features. This article provides an overview of historical …


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      Mapping and Understanding
      Your Lake’s Watershed