Michigan Lake Links
Dedicated to the preservation, protection and wise management of Michigan’s vast treasure of inland lakes.
Dedicated to helping citizen volunteers monitor indicators of water quality in their lake and document changes in lake quality over time.
The purpose of McNALMS is to promote understanding and comprehensive management of Michigan's inland lake ecosystems.
Works to promote collaboration to advance stewardship in Michigan's inland lakes.
This 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.
This 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 that contains graphs representing the Great Lakes water levels over time.
These 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.
This site includes information about natural shorelines and technologies that benefit lake ecosystems. The Michigan Shoreland Stewards Program (MSSP) is a program of the MNSP to recognize lake front property owners for maintaining shoreland property in a manner that reduces negative impacts on inland lakes.
On this site, MDNR provides information about different types of fish kills, causes, and how to report a fish kill.
Information from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE). The site describes ongoing research and provides brochures, factsheets and answers to many commonly asked questions about HABs.
Find and order aerial photographs from the 1920s to the present here.