The Livingston County Drain Commissioner inspects, operates and maintains nine dams in Livingston County. Approximately one-third of one staff person's time, averaged over the course of a year, is spent on monitoring and operating our lake level structures. Although the lake levels are court ordered, and inspected regularly, fluctuation in levels can be due to excessive precipitation or lack of rain and snow (precipitation), official lake levels could vary.
Lake Level Notifications
Below are the planned dates to begin lowering the lakes to winter level where stipulated by court order. These dates are estimated and the ability to reach and maintain the winter levels may be impacted by the weather.
Thompson Lake - No Change Thompson Lake will be maintained at the current lake level of 904.5 ft through the winter. Changes are highly dependent on weather.
Crooked Lake - March 16th Crooked Lake will be raised beginning on March 16th. The winter level was at 939.75 ft, and the summer level will reach approximately 940.66 ft as stated in the court order. The increase is highly dependent on weather.
Hiland Lake - TBD Hiland Lake will be raised beginning in the next several weeks. The winter level was at 882.2 ft, and the summer level will reach approximately 883.0 ft as stated in the court order. The increase is highly dependent on weather.
Link to Lake Level
Page with small description and picture of each dam.