Dam Maintenance and Lake Levels
Livingston County, MichiganDrain CommissionerDam Maintenance and Lake Levels

Dam Maintenance and Lake Levels

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 tentative dates to start the rise in lake levels in order to reach the summer levels.  These dates are dependent on weather and therefore are subject to change. 

Crooked Lake:  March 8, 2017
Hiland Lake:  March 30, 2017
Thompson Lake:  March 30, 2017
 
Links:  
 Link to Lake Level Page with small description and picture of each dam.  
 Michigan DNR - Lakes in Livingston County