Manitowoc County Lakes Association Annual Banquet
Friday, October 18th, 2019
Location: Meats Opera Haus, St, Nazianz
Time: Cocktails (cash bar) and social hour from 6 to 7 PM
Dinner: Family style dinner at 7 PM with program to follow
Speaker: George Meyer, former Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR)
and Executive Director of the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation (WWF)
Door prizes and 50/50 raffle
Cost: $20 per person at the door includes desert and gratuity
Reservations: email reservations to Jerry Corfman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Organized and hosted by the Wilke Lake Advancement Association in coordination with MCLA
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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.
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.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
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.
- 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.