Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology

Schweitzer Reservoir is a popular destination near Palmer, MI in Michigan, known for its fishing, boating, and recreational activities. The reservoir was created in the early 20th century as a water supply for the city of Negaunee. It is fed by both surface flow and snowmelt, with the Michigamme River being the main surface flow provider. The reservoir has a maximum depth of 60 feet and contains a variety of fish species, including trout, walleye, and pike. The surrounding area is largely forested, with some small farms and agricultural uses. Recreational activities include fishing, boating, swimming, and hiking, with a small campground available for overnight stays. The reservoir is also used for hydroelectric power generation.

July 19, 2024







Gage Height, Ft 24hr Change -0.05%
Percent of Normal 101%
Minimum 33.98 ft
Maximum 39.04 ft
Average 37 ft
Dam_Height 54
Hydraulic_Height 54
Drainage_Area 25
Year_Completed 1962
Nid_Storage 9000
Structural_Height 54
River_Or_Stream Schweitzer Creek
Primary_Dam_Type Concrete
Surface_Area 255
Hazard_Potential Significant
Dam_Length 570
Nid_Height 54

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