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Lake Level Special Assessment District

Restoring the Forest Lake Legal Lake Level

The Forest Lake Dam needs repairs and a long-term funding source for ongoing maintenance so the lake can return to its legal level for property owners to enjoy. To defray these costs, the County established a special assessment district.



The legal summer level of Forest Lake is 727 feet and was established in 1967. Forest Lake Dam is regulated by Part 307 and Part 315 of The Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended.


On May 19, 2020, the Forest Lake area received seven inches of rain in just a few hours. The excessive amount of water impacted the Forest Lake Dam by overflowing the downstream spillway chute that directs water into Wells Creek and undermining it, causing significant erosion and collapse of the concrete. This resulted in lowering the level of Forest Lake to its winter level.


The Forest Lake Lake Level Authority Board is working with professional consultants to repair the spillway and restore the legal lake level.

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