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Michigan Lakes, Rivers and Water Resources

Michigan Lakes and Rivers Map
Michigan Rivers Shown on the Map:   Au Sable River, Black River, Cass River, Escanaba River, Ford River, Grand River, Huron River, Kalamazoo River, Manistee River, Maple River, Menominee River, Muskegon River, Ontonagon River, Raisin River, Shiawassee River, St. Joseph River and Tittabawassee River.

Michigan Lakes Shown on the Map:   Houghton Lake, Indian Lake, Lake Erie, Lake Gogebic, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, Manistique Lake and Mullet Lake.





Michigan Elevation Map
Michigan elevation mapThe topography of an area determines the direction of stream flow and often is a primary influence on the geographic distribution of precipitation. View a detailed Michigan elevation map.

Michigan Stream and River Levels
Michigan river levels mapThe United States Geological Survey has a number of stream gages located throughout Michigan. These estimate stream levels, discharges and record them over time. This data is published on the web and many stations allow users to plot custom graphs. Get updated Michigan river and stream levels from USGS here.

Michigan Stream and River Level Alerts
Michigan water level alertsThe United States Geological Survey has a system that will send you an email message when flood levels are reached on any steam with USGS gaging equipment that you have selected. Sign up here to recieve Michigan stream and river level alerts.

Michigan Water Publications
Michigan precipitation mapThe United States Geological Survey has a number of publications related to water use and water resources in Michigan. View the water resource publications for Michigan here.



Michigan Waterfall: Bond Falls
Bond Falls, MichiganBond Falls is located near the city of Paulding in Ontonagon County, on Michigan's Upper Peninsula. This cascade waterfall is on the Ontonagon River and has a height of about 50 feet. Image copyright by iStockphoto / csterken.

Michigan Drought Map
Michigan drought mapThe United States Geological Survey publishes updated drought maps on their website. There you can view a map that shows where below normal 7-day average stream flow conditions were recently recorded. The maps are updated daily. Get a current Michigan drought map here.

Michigan Precipitation Map
Michigan precipitation mapThe National Atlas Project has precipitation maps for Michigan and other states that you can view online or print for personal use. These maps show the average annual precipitation levels mapped across the state. View and print an Michigan precipitation map here. Precipitation maps prepared by the PRISM Climate Group at Oregon State University and the United States Geological Survey.


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