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Lake and Watershed Management


Explore these pages for information about watersheds, lakes, streams, and rivers.

Would you like a brochure about the best ways to protect your lake or stream? You can download our brochure and check out additional resources here.

Aquatic Invasive Species

AIS continue to spread through our state, it is important to be aware of them and how you can stop the spread.

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Michigan Water Organizations

Use this table to search for organizations in your area that may be able to assist you with lake and watershed management issues.

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Boat Wake Resources

There are mounting concerns and evidence that wake boats can cause serious damage to our lakes and streams. This page includes reports and research on this topic.

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Watersheds are vast areas where water collects into a major waterway. Learn more about the watersheds throughout Michigan.

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Inland Lakes

Michigan has 11,000 inland lakes with many diverse features and issues. This section provides resources about lakes.

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Streams and Rivers

Streams and rivers can be vulnerable to fluctuations in water levels and human interaction. Check out the resources and links available to help protect these connected waters.

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Michigan Waterway Maps

It is always interesting to know the size, shape and water depth of a lake or river where your home or cottage is located. There are a number of websites that allow a riparian to obtain such maps.

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St. Joseph Watershed Project

This is a project created for the Indiana Watershed Leadership Academy to help provide resources and contact information for people in the St. Joseph River Watershed, there is information for reproducing this project for any watershed to make a similar resource.

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