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Protecting Northern Michigan's ​Water Resources

Scotts Lake

Scotts Lake is the second-uppermost lake in the Elk River Chain of Lakes. Its shoreline is a mix of residential and undeveloped areas with lots of emergent vegetation.

63 acres

OF SURFACE AREA

1.6 miles

OF SHORELINE

35 feet

MAX DEPTH

Overview of Scotts Lake

Primary Inflows

Headwaters

Primary Outflows

Surface Area

63 acres

Shoreline

1.6 miles

Maximum Depth

35 feet

Known Aquatic Invasive Species

Description:

Scotts Lake is the second-uppermost lake in the Elk River Chain of Lakes. Its shoreline is a mix of residential and undeveloped areas with lots of emergent vegetation.

Monitoring and Research:

Comprehensive Water Quality Monitoring 1995-98; 
Elk River Invasive Species Monitoring Project 2014-15

Additional Resources:

See additional resources on our Aquavist page.

TitleLink
Comprehensive Water Quality Monitoring (CWQM)
2022 Elk River Chain of Lakes Watershed Management Plan
2016 Beals and Scotts Lake Shoreline Survey
2014-2015 Elk River Invasive Species Monitoring Project Report

Shoreline Survey:

Elk River Chain of Lakes Shoreline Survey

Project Summary During the summers of 2016 and 2017, the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council led a coordinated effort to conduct a shoreline survey for 15 Lakes in the Elk River Chain of Lakes Watershed. The surveys were meant to document conditions that could impact water quality, including the

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