Lake Level

Legal Lake Levels: Issues and Procedures

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One of the most beautiful images of Michigan is that of a serene lake shore. But that image is shattered when shoreline homes are flooded, or when lake levels drop and boats are stranded. When lake levels are perceived as being either too low or too high, there is often an outcry... Read more

Lake Levels: What Every Drain Commissioner Should Know

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Michigan has several hundred lakes with legally-established lake levels. On many of these lakes, the Drain (or Water Resources) Commissioner is responsible for maintaining the legal (normal) lake level. This article examines several issues… Read more