All of Michigan had more precipitation than the long-term averages. Some areas actually had the highest amount of yearly precipitation ever recorded... read more via MLive
"It should be no surprise that Michigan has had abundant precipitation over the past year. The Great Lakes water levels are a good sign of the above-average precipitation. Now NOAA has given us the numbers on just how much precipitation has fallen across Michigan... read more via MLive
Hydrologist: Southwest Michigan water woes, years in the making, will take years to dry up via WMMT https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/21/climate/farms-climate-change-crops.html
Water withdrawal from Upper Crooked Lake was schedule to terminate on October 15th. Due to warmer than normal weather, the Drain Commissioner’s office was able to reach an agreement with EGLE to allow withdrawals to continue until November 6th. A second extension for water withdrawals has been requested and is pending review/approval by EGLE. If … Continue reading PROJECT UPDATE
The project team met with EGLE representatives in August to discuss the project. EGLE was receptive to a potential gravity outlet to the east; however, they requested additional study including the following data: Wetland delineation and inventory.Groundwater monitoring.Lake Level and water quality monitoring. Representatives of the project team have met with neighboring properties adjacent to Pine … Continue reading ONGOING WORK UPDATE
A petition was filed with the Barry County Drain Commissioner on March 20, 2018 requesting maintenance and improvement of the Watson Drain. On May 7, 2018, the Board of Determination ordered that a project was necessary to alleviate the flooding in the area and revised the boundaries of the Drainage District. No appeals were filed … Continue reading WATSON DRAIN PROJECT UPDATE
On July 7, 2019 and July 11, 2019, the Barry County Board of Commissioners and Allegan County Board of Commissioners, respectively, passed resolutions authorizing the Allegan County Drain Commissioner and Barry County Drain Commissioner to exceed the $10,000 annual spending limit to explore options to bring the lake level down. Links to copies of the … Continue reading RESOLUTION PASSES
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