The September 2018 MCLA meeting featured guest speakers Pete Tarnowski, Senior Planner Manitowoc County Planning & Zoning Department and Reed Gaedtke, Code Administrator.
Two July 2018 articles by Emma Dill of the Valders Journal highlight the spread and prevention of Phragmites and Eurasion Milfoil in Manitowoc County, with quotes from MCLA president Tom Ward and Pigeon Lake Association President Gus Gospodarek.
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The meeting minutes from the July 27, 2017 MCLA meeting are now available. The guest was Pete Tarnowski. He has made his presentation on the status Manitowoc County Parks available for download. In it, he discusses recent improvements at our lakes, as well as future plans. Please take a look!read full article
Lake Michigan is one of the five Great Lakes of North America and the only one located entirely within the United States. It is the second-largest of the Great Lakes by volume and the third-largest by surface area. Lake Michigan is shared by Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. The word “Michigan” originally referred to the lake itself, and is believed to come from the Ojibwa word mishigami meaning “great water.”
Interested in Lake Michigan levels?
Try the interactive Great Lakes Dashboard Project at the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL).
- Click this link if you are using a tablet, mobile device or a Mac without Flash Player installed https://www.glerl.noaa.gov//data/dashboard/GLD_HTML5.html
- Click this link if you are using a device with Flash Player installed: https://www.glerl.noaa.gov/data/dashboard/GLWLD.html
Facts & Figures:
All of Manitowoc County is included in the Lake Michigan watershed.
Shore length: 1,400 mi + 238 mi (islands)
Max. length: 307 mi
Max. width: 118 mi
Surface area: 22,300 sq mi
Depth: Max. 923 ft Mean 279 ft
Volume: 1,180 cu mi
Lake type: Glacial
- Species present: Click here.
- Current Fishing Report: Click here.
In general, Manitowoc County Lake Michigan fishing reports are updated once per week, usually on Tuesdays, beginning in spring.
- 2015 Point Creek Smallmouth Bass Survey Report
- Consumption advisory: Click here.
Aquatic Invasive Species
Alewife, Big Head carp, Rainbow smelt, Ruffe, Round goby, Silver carp, Sea Lamprey, White perch, Bloody-red shrimp, Spiny and fishhook waterfleas, Zebra and Quagga mussels, Rusty crayfish.
Read more on the Wisconsin DNR website.