Presentation on theme: "Houghton Lake Management Plan Michigan Lake and Stream Associations April 2009."— Presentation transcript:
Houghton Lake Management Plan Michigan Lake and Stream Associations April 2009
Physical Characteristics Lake Surface Area (acres)20,044 Maximum Depth (feet)21 Mean Depth (feet)8.6 Lake Volume (acre-feet)172,463 Shoreline Length (miles)35 Shoreline Development Factor1.8 Watershed Area (square miles)172 Ratio of Lake Area to Watershed Area1 : 5.5
Lake Board Established 2000 Includes representatives for all local governmental units Determined the scope of improvements necessary to protect or improve Houghton Lake Established a special assessment district to finance the improvements Prepares, assembles and computes statistical data on the status of the lake
Assessment District Revenue Generated 64.6% Water front –Lake – River – Canal (50.7% of parcels) 22.2 % Back Lot About a 6 iron from the water (38.5% of parcels) 13.2 % Commercial (10.8% of parcels)
What’s Next? Continue programs to improve and protect Houghton Lake. Questions... ?