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Lake County Health Department provides information about swimming safety at lakes and beaches

Daily Herald

Date: 5/23/2016 11:17:00 AM

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, daily information is available about local Lake Michigan and inland lake swim bans by visiting The health department is also sending information about Lake Michigan swim bans to the

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Rising tourism trend comes with risks

Upper Michigans Source

Date: 5/20/2016 1:03:00 PM

"Not all tourists really understand the difference between the power of the water in the great lakes versus the little waves you might encounter on a pond or on a small inland lake," Officials discussed the rising tourism trends at a community meeting on

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Health Department Urges Residents to Swim Safely


Date: 5/19/2016 8:56:00 AM

“The Health Department's Lakes Management Unit monitors just over 100 Lake Michigan and inland lake beaches throughout the summer to ensure that the water is acceptable for swimming,” said Mike Adam, senior biologist with the Lake County Health

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Weekend may feel like summer, but Coast Guard warns against swimming in Great Lakes


Date: 5/18/2016 11:19:00 AM

MICHIGAN - With this weekend's summer-like forecast, many might be tempted to take a dip in Lake Michigan or even an inland lake. But the Coast Guard is warning people that spring swims could be a bad idea. U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City this

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Ready for better boating?

South Bend Tribune

Date: 5/18/2016 10:19:00 AM

The West Michigan Coastal Kayakers Association will hold this May 27-30 at YMCA Camp Pendalouan, making use of an inland lake just north of Muskegon. The symposium boasts a low student-teacher ratio. Cost is $230 per adult or $70 per youth, but you’ll

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• River: Black Warrior River
• Surface Area: 1,536 Acres
• Drainage Area: 70 Square Miles
• Maximum Depth: 77 feet
• Length: 32 Miles
Inland Lake impounds 1,557 acres of water on the Blackburn Fork of the Little Warrior River in Blount County. The reservoir has a shoreline length of 32.25 miles and a drainage area of 70 sq mi. It is a very deep clear lake with a mean depth of 77 ft.

The dam, completed in 1939, is located 9 miles SSW of Oneonta. The reservoir is operated by the Birmingham Water Works and Sewer Board of Birmingham for water supply, and they own all the shoreline property around the lake. Inland Lake is also used for pleasure boating, skiing and fishing. Two boat ramps provide access to the lake. At the upper end near Allgood, a ramp is located off Hwy 75 on Inland Boat Landing Road. Another ramp is 9 miles southwest of Oneonta off Hwy 75 on Inland Dam Road. Currently, both access points are patrolled by the Blount County Sheriff’s Department, and a $5.00 boat launch fee is required.

The reservoir experiences a significant drawdown each year (water level fluctuates an average of 16.4 feet) to provide water for Birmingham residences and industries. The lowest water levels are reached in late Fall each year, prior to the winter rains.
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