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 - October 20th Crooked Lake will be lowered beginning October 20th. The summer level was at 940.66 ft, and the will level will reach approximately 939.75 ft as stated in the court order. The decrease is highly dependent on weather.
Hiland Lake - October 22nd Hiland Lake will be lowered beginning October 22nd. The summer level was at 883.0 ft, and the will level will reach approximately 882.2 ft as stated in the court order. The decrease is highly dependent on weather.
Link to Lake Level
Page with small description and picture of each dam.