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Protecting Northern Michigan's ​Water Resources

Susan Lake

Susan Lake is located in northern Charlevoix County, approximately 4 miles from downtown Charlevoix. It is shallow, narrow, and supports a healthy fish community, including northern pike and pan fish. Susan Creek flows out the northern end, traversing 2 miles through Little Traverse Conservancy and other protected lands before emptying into Lake Michigan.

130 acres

OF SURFACE AREA

3.3 miles

OF SHORELINE

15 feet

MAX DEPTH

Overview of Susan Lake

Watershed

Primary Inflows

Headwaters

Primary Outflows

Surface Area

130 acres

Shoreline

3.3 miles

Maximum Depth

15 feet

Known Aquatic Invasive Species

Description:

Susan Lake is located in northern Charlevoix County, approximately 4 miles from downtown Charlevoix. It is shallow, narrow, and supports a healthy fish community, including northern pike and pan fish. Susan Creek flows out the northern end, traversing 2 miles through Little Traverse Conservancy and other protected lands before emptying into Lake Michigan.

Monitoring and Research:

Susan Lake is monitored every three years through the Watershed Council’s Comprehensive Water Quality Monitoring (CWQM) Program for dissolved oxygen, specific conductivity, pH, nitrate-nitrogen, total nitrogen, total phosphorus, and chloride levels.

Susan Lake is NOT currently monitored through the Watershed Council’s Volunteer Lake Monitoring (VLM) Program. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, contact the Watershed Council at 231-347-1181. It was monitored from 1993-2002.

Susan Lake is also monitored through the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Surface Water Quality Protection Program (SWQPP).

Additional Resources:

 

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Comprehensive Water Quality Monitoring (CWQM)
2010 Small Gem Lakes Profile

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