Information about the Lake Flooding and what Texas Township is planning to do to help changes constantly. The best way to stay up to date is to send us your email address as we send out emails as soon as we receive new information. Texas Township also has a periodic email update which can be subscribed to here
Chronological Time Schedule for Pumping
Lake Level Study
Township/County/Drain Commissioner Review
Schedule Circuit Court Docket
End of First Pumping Permit and Date of Extension
Create Assessment District
Appeals Period End
End of First Pumping Easements
Date End of Pumping Permit Extension
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What happens if a property that currently holds an easement for temporary pumping decides to not allow the easement when the first permit expires?
Currently, the wetlands owned by the Bentwood Shores Association have concerns with extending the easements. Their easements end November 22nd. The Township, along with the Eagle Lake Board, are trying to work with those three owners to come to an agreement. The Township has also identified another potential route for the Short Term pumping.
Separately, the EGLE permit ends September 30th. While the original permit allowed for one extension, it still has to formally approved by EGLE.
Q: Does Eagle Lake have to be at a certain level in order for construction to begin for long term solution?
No. If approved, the current long term plan does not need a certain water level to begin construction.
Q: What is the target lake elevation level for long term solution for Eagle Lake?
The initial draft of the Long Term Solution, including the Target Elevation, has been reviewed under confidentiality by representatives from both Eagle and Crooked Lake. Once the final draft is submitted, the level can be disclosed publicly.
Q: What Pumping Rates can we expect this winter?
While it’s a bit too far out to predict what the winter pumping regime will be like, we continue to review the weekly monitoring data as part of an iterative process, and will make any necessary adjustments in the pump rate in order to best balance benefits to lake residents and downstream impacts. Similar to last winter, any pumping from roughly October 1 through mid-April would need to be at a rate that does not cause fluctuations in downstream water levels. This is to be protective of sensitive wildlife that are dependent on stable groundwater levels.