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Water Resources of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan, 1984

By: Handy, A.H., and Stark, J.R.


Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in a water-rich area. It borders Lake Michigan and several small streams flow through the park to the lake. Small lakes are numerous within the park and near its boundaries. Ground water is available at most places in the park and wells yield as much as 100 gallons per minute. Water from streams, lakes, wells, and springs is of good quality. Dissolved solids range from 35 to 180 mg/L in lakes, from 145 to 214 mg/L in streams, and from 136 to 468 mg/L in groundwater. Analyses of samples for pesticides and trace metals indicate that no pesticides are present in the water, and that concentrations of trace metals do not exceed recommended drinking-water standards. Surface and ground water are available in sufficient quantity in most areas of the park for the development of water supplies for visitor's centers, campgrounds, picnic areas, and other park facilities. (USGS)

RECORD ID: 8503917

F&G CODE: 02e; 02f

Handy, A.H., and Stark, J.R., 1984, Water resources of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 83-4253, 38 p.

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