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Protecting Northern Michigan's ​Water Resources

Carp Lake River

The Carp Lake River is a 10.5 mile long river located in Emmet County. It is one of only five locations in the world where the critically endangered Hungerford's Crawling Water Beetle (Brychius hungerfordi) has been found.

Overview of Carp Lake River

Watershed

Primary Inflows

Primary Outflows

Mouth

Lake Michigan

Surface Area

0 acres

Shoreline

Maximum Depth

Length

10.5 miles

Known Aquatic Invasive Species

Description:

The Carp Lake River is a 10.5 mile long river located in Emmet County. It is one of only five locations in the world where the critically endangered Hungerford’s Crawling Water Beetle (Brychius hungerfordi) has been found. 

Additional Resources:

Information about Threatened, Endangered, and Special Concern species in this stream’s watershed is available on the Michigan Natural Features Inventory (MNFI) website. 

USGS Current Water Data for Michigan provides stream flow conditions. 

A wide variety of maps, including Vegetation circa 1800, National Wetlands Inventory, Land Cover Change 1800’s to 1978, Wetland Change 1800’s to 1980, and many other resources for this area are available online in the Michigan Natural Features Inventory (MNFI) Data Resources page.

Learn about safely eating fish from this river in the Michigan Fish Consumption Advisory.

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