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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE: The Lowering of Portage and Base Line Lakes Begins November 23, 2021
ANN ARBOR, MI: The lake level at Portage and Base Line lakes will be lowered beginning on November 23, 2021. The lakes will reach the winter level by December 3, 2021, weather conditions permitting, according to Scott Miller, P.E., Deputy Water Resources Commissioner.
Each winter the lake level is lowered to reduce ice damage and erosion to the shoreline. For further information please contact the Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner’s office at 734-222-6860.
The mission of the Office of the Water Resources Commissioner is to provide for the health, safety and welfare of Washtenaw County citizens and the protection of surface water and the environment and to promote the long term environmental and economic sustainability of Washtenaw County by providing storm water management, flood control, development review and water quality programs. Visit www.washtenaw.org/drains.