Following is a link to a draft version of the MSU Higgins Lake study. Also included is the U of M portion of the study. The reports have been submitted to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) for final review. Verification by the MDNR is still being completed; therefore, there may be additions or corrections in the near future. We will post any updates as they become available.
The purpose of the study was not to make recommendations regarding the lake level control structure but to collect hydrologic and ecological data to develop simulated models to show the effect of altered dam management.
The Higgins Lake Foundation Board has not taken a position on the lake level control structure. Hopefully, the knowledge gained from the study will inform and unite residents and policy makers alike in their mutual efforts to protect and preserve Higgins Lake.