Michigan Lake Stewardship Associations (MLSA) Dedicated to the preservation, protection and wise management of Michigan’s vast treasure of inland lakes.
Michigan Chapter of the North American Lake Management Society (McNALMS) The purpose of McNALMS is to promote understanding and comprehensive management of Michigan's inland lake ecosystems.
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Inland Lake Monitoring: The site includes links to Michigan’s Lake Water Quality Assessment Monitoring Program; the Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program; and the Michigan portion of the National Lakes Assessment.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes Water Levels: The site includes information on current conditions (water levels, water temperatures, and basin conditions), water level forecasts (Weekly Great Lakes Water Level Update, the Monthly Bulletin of Great Lakes Water Levels, and the Great Lakes Connecting Channels and St. Lawrence River Water Levels and Depths forecast) and historical Great Lakes water level data.
This link opens a pdf with graphs of Great Lakes water levels from 1912 to the present.
The following links open graphs that show the range of predicted water levels over the next six months. In addition, the graphs include the recorded water level in each of the Great Lakes over the past two years, along with the average, maximum and minimum levels since 1918.
Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership (MNSP): This site includes information about natural shorelines and technologies that benefit lake ecosystems.
Lake stratification: This video explains how lakes can form layers, and how this "stratification" can impact lake water quality.
Fish Kills: On this site, MDNR provides information about different types of fish kills, their causes, and how to report a fish kill.
This website has information about harmful algae blooms (HABs) from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Center of Excellence for Great Lakes and Human Health. The site describes ongoing research and provides brochures, factsheets and answers to many commonly asked questions about HABs.
Get copies of 2,700 Michigan inland lake maps here: www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-350-79119_79146_81198_85509---,00.html
Find Michigan fish stocking records here: http://www.michigandnr.com/fishstock/.
Maps based on Michigan's original land survey can be found here: https://www.michigan.gov/cgi/0,4548,7-158-52927_53037_12540_13083-31058--,00.html
You can find and order aerial photographs from the 1920s to today at the Michigan State University Aerial Imagery Archive: http://www.rsgis.msu.edu/aerial_archive/.
Information about the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Aquatic Nuisance Control Program can be found here: http://www.michigan.gov/deq/0,4561,7-135-3313_3681_3710---,00.html.
View Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Wetland Inventory maps here: http://www.mcgi.state.mi.us/wetlands/.
Climate information from the Michigan State Climatologist's Office can be found here: https://climate.geo.msu.edu/.