Water resources of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan

Water-Resources Investigations Report 83-4253
Prepared in cooperation with the National Park Service
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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.

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Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Water resources of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan
Series title Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number 83-4253
DOI 10.3133/wri834253
Year Published 1984
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Lansing, MI
Contributing office(s) Michigan Water Science Center
Description iv, 39 p.
Country United States
State Michigan
Other Geospatial Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
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