All About Lakes
Michigan is truly a water wonderland. This page includes various facts and figures about Michigan’s lakes along with links to other sites and information sources.
The Great Lakes and the inland lakes and streams of Michigan are a product of glacial activity that ended about 10,000 years ago. In geologic terms, Michigan's lakes are in their infancy.
http://michiganlakeinfo.com/ was created as a resource for those interested in Michigan’s inland lakes.
Michigan Lake Stewardship Association (MLSA)
http://www.mymlsa.org/ Dedicated to the preservation and protection of Michigan's inland lakes and streams.
Michigan Chapter of the North American Lake Management Society (McNALMS) http://mcnalms.org/ The purpose of McNALMS is to promote understanding and comprehensive management of Michigan's inland lake ecosystems.
Lake Baikal in Russia is estimated to be 25 to 30 million years old.
Lake Tahoe in Nevada and California is around 2 million years old.
Chart prepared by Progressive AE. Data source: Michigan Geographic Data Library.
Map prepared by Progressive AE.
Data source: Michigan Geographic Data Library.
Want to Know More?
MichiganLakeInfo.com was created as a resource for those interested in Michigan’s inland lakes. On the site you can find information about lake water quality, lake and watershed management, aquatic biology, invasive species, emerging issues, links to other sites and more. Information posted on the site has been thoroughly researched and designed to provide pertinent facts and figures about Michigan’s lakes in a readily downloadable format. Please visit the site and learn more about Michigan’s lakes.