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Platte Lake Sets National Example For Solving Toxic Algae

Keith Schnieder, an environmental wrirter, has posted an interesting article about how our work on Platte lake is setting an example for other bodies of water facing problems similar to ours.  Here's the link


Save the Dates!

Here are PLIA activities for this summer:

May 28-31 Michigan DNR lake netting survey on Platte Lake.

The public is welcome to motor boat over to observe, however, please approach the work vessels with caution and observe any instructions they may have.  


June 23, PLIA Meet and Greet Event. 1-3 PM.

Welcome back members and new residents. Get to know your neighbors. Free Gourmet Hot Dog lunch served by Red Top. 7020 Carter Road.

July 1, 2024 Deadline for membership renewal to be eligible for voting for officers and directors at our Annual Meeting.
July 4th Annual Boat Parade 10 AM at boat launch. Rain date July 5th.

August 3 10-11AM PLIA Annual Meeting Mills Community House

August 14 10 AM Platte River State Fish Hatchery Private Tour for PLIA members.

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Report cases of Swimmers Itch here

The latest update of our Database of lake data is  available here


  • Lake Surface Temperature:
    5/31/24: 64.6
  • Secchi Readings::
    6/17/24: 21 feet
  • Flow:
    Appx 3.5 million gallons/ hour flow in from the Upper Platte River
  • Depth:
    95 ft maximum, 24 ft average


Since our efforts began in 1978, we’ve seen a 12 foot increase in depth clarity.

What can I do to help the lake?

  • Become a member of the PLIA and support its efforts. Join now
  • Encourage your neighbors to join.
  • Keep grass clippings and leaves out of the lake. This is especially important in the fall.
  • Don’t use fertilizers containing phosphorus.
  • Maintain your septic system or holding tanks and pump your tank every 2 years

Make this year the year you become a PLIA Member and contribute generously to our work in keeping Platte Lake clean and beautiful for generations to come. Join Now!

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