Manitowoc County Lakes Association

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    All hands on deck this 4th of July to stop AIS in Wisconsin

     


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    Madison—Thousands of Wisconsinites will take to the water this Fourth-of-July for the state's busiest boating holiday of the year. During the tenth annual Landing Blitz, July 3-7th, 2019, many boaters will be greeted at landings and access points by Glacierland RC&D and Wisconsin DNR staff, as well as volunteers sharing a simple, but powerful message: YOU can protect lakes, rivers, and streams from aquatic invasive species.

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    Valders Journal covers MCLA Guest Speaker Darren Kuhn

    Darren Kuhn has collected many stories in his career as a recreation safety warden, along with a strong desire for people to stay safe while having fun. Kuhn, who works for the state Department of Natural Resources, recently spoke to the Manitowoc County Lakes Association during a meeting in Manitowoc.

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    Valders Journal article brings attention to phosphorous in area lakes

    Phosphorous levels are slowly increasing in Manitowoc County lakes.

    Gene Weyer, water quality testing director and former president of the Manitowoc County Lakes Association, displayed graphs of phosphorous levels on 16 area lakes to those gathered at the association’s Feb. 21 meeting.

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Lake Michigan Oct 27, 2015 at 3:00pm
Busy making autumn waves. Hanna E.
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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).


MCLA Lake Director: John S. Durbrow


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
  • Recreation and Parks: Visit the Manitowoc City and Manitowoc County websites for information on the many lakeshore parks and attractions, such as Fischer Creek Conservation area.

Fishing Regulations:


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.


Other Resources:

EPA Lake Michigan Management Plan

US Army Corps of Engineers – Lake Michigan Conditions

 

Updated: February 14, 2019 — 3:54 pm