Lake MichiganContact: Matt Preisser 517-256-5276
Lake Michigan, the second largest Great Lake (by volume) and fifth largest lake in the world (by surface area), is a globally significant ecosystem. Stretching over 300 miles, it is the only Great Lake located entirely within the United States. Its shoreline boasts a variety of coastal habitats, including unique coastal wetlands, drowned river mouths, hundreds of smaller tributaries and more than 700 islands. The magnificent dunes along the eastern shore of the lake are the largest system of freshwater dunes in the world.
Nearly half of the state of Michigan’s land area drains to Lake Michigan and a third of its population resides within the watershed.
It is the responsibility of the Lake Michigan governments, organizations, industries, and citizens to come together and restore and protect “Michigami,” or “great water” in the words of the Ojibwa.
- Lakewide Action and Management Plan
- Lake Michigan Biodiversity Conservation Strategy
- Muskegon Lake Area of Concern
- Manistique River Area of Concern
- White Lake Area of Concern (Delisted)
- Kalamazoo River Area of Concern
- Menominee River Area of Concern
- Lake Michigan 2018 LAMP Annual Report
- Dangerous Currents
- Great Lakes Fishery Commission - Lake Michigan Committee
- Lake Michigan Food Web
- Sea Grant's Working Waterfronts
- International Upper Great Lakes Study
- NOAA's Great Lakes Water Level Dashboard
- NOAA's Digital Coast