Site Table of Contents

General Interest

Water Quality

Aquatic Plants

Watershed Management

Watershed Management: What Every Riparian Should Know 
Michigan’s Phosphorus Fertilizer Law
Shoreland Overlay Zoning
10 Ways To Protect Your Lake
Low Impact Development — Concepts and Considerations      
Value of Natural Shorelines
Keyhole or Anti-Funneling Ordinances
Planning and Zoning at the Watershed Level Lessons Learned

Lake Level

Legal Lake Levels: Issues and Procedures 
Lake Levels: What Every Drain Commissioner Should Know

Lake Boards

Lake Boards: Commonly Asked Questions
Financing Your Lake Project: Lake Boards vs. Township Boards
Lake Board Act Amended
Lake Improvement Boards:  Role of the Drain Commissioner

Water Wonderland

New! Manistee Lake Improvement Program
New! Stony Lake, Oceana County
New! Diamond Lake, Cass County
New! Pentwater Lake, Oceana County
New! Tri-Lakes, Mecosta County

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This website was created as a resource for those interested in Michigan’s inland lakes. On this site, you can find information on lake water quality, watershed management, aquatic plants, lake levels, lake improvement boards and more. Much of this information can be readily downloaded. Thanks for visiting, and remember to check periodically for new postings.