The Livingston County Drain Commissioner inspects, operates, and maintains 9 dams in Livingston County. Approximately 1/3 of 1 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, official lake evels can fluctuate due to excessive precipitation or lack of rain and snow.
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2023 Lake Level Notifications
Below are the planned dates to begin raising the lakes to summer 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 - March 15th
Thompson Lake will begin to be raised to the summer lake level of 904.5 ft. on March 15th. Changes are highly dependent on weather.
Crooked Lake - March 3rd
Crooked Lake will be raised beginning on March 3rd. 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 - March 15th
Hiland Lake will be raised beginning on March 15th. 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.