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Falling Water Level of Voorheis Lake
Posted on Jul 1, 2020

Many of us have noticed that the water level of our lake is falling due to the lack of rain and higher than usual temperatures. The following from MSU Extension is for information of those residents pumping water from the lake to water their lawns:
Lakefront property owners who irrigate from their lake should take steps to conserve water by managing irrigation systems for efficient coverage and timely use. Sprinkler systems that direct water onto impervious surfaces, such as roads and driveways, waste both water and energy and should be redirected. Excess watering can create overland movement of water towards the lake, carrying pollutants such as fertilizers, pesticides, pet waste and grass clippings.