MDEQ Public Notice – Crooked Lake Water Withdrawal Permit Application

Water Resources Division
P.O. Box 30458 Lansing, Michigan 48909-7958


Site Name:     Crooked Lake, Texas Township File Number: 2019-001

Date:               February 1, 2019



The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has received a water withdrawal permit application by the Charter Township of Texas for a proposed withdrawal of up to 4.32 million gallons per day from Crooked Lake. The proposed withdrawal is for flooding relief during the current high-water episode. The proposed withdrawal is intended to lower the level of Crooked Lake, continuing as necessary until the level is 1 foot below the normal lake elevation. The proposed withdrawal location is approximately 42.2111° latitude and -85.6924° longitude, Township 03S, Range 12W, Section 15, Kalamazoo County.

The MDEQ provides this public notice and a public comment period of not less than 45 days before making a determination on the application. The water withdrawal permit application and a draft permit can be viewed at

Written comments on the proposed permit should be sent to Mr. Andrew LeBaron at or MDEQ, Water Resources Division, P.O. Box 30458, Lansing, Michigan 48909-7958. Comments received by March 18, 2019, will be considered in the permit decision prior to final action. For information or questions regarding this permit application or the permit process please contact Mr. Andrew LeBaron at 517-284-5563 or

cc:    Mr. Brian Gunderman, Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Mr. Timothy Snow, Kalamazoo County Clerk
Ms. Patricia Crowley, Kalamazoo County Drain Commissioner
Mr. Scott Borling, City of Kalamazoo Clerk
Mr. David Wyatt, Kalamazoo Postmaster