The lake is currently back down to our Legal Lake Level (LLL). We will continue to monitor the lake level. The augmentation pump will be turned on when the lake level is 8” below the LLL and turn it back off when it gets back to 4” below the LLL.  With Mother Nature's help, the balance between the pump, rain and evaporation will keep the lake between the LLL and the 8” below mark.

Michigan Boating Safety 

​All areas within 100 feet of the shore, any docks or platforms, swimmers and other boats is a “NO WAKE” area.  Please exercise caution when swimmers and / or other boats are using the Lake.

It is critically important that everyone who operates a boat on Crooked Lake have a working knowledge of Michigan Boating laws and how they apply to our lake. This is a link to the Michigan Boating Rules and Regulations Handbook. We have also included below a link to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Web site which includes additional details on boating rules and regulations.

Boat Safety / Michigan rules & Regulations -
Everyone operating a watercraft on Crooked Lake should be familiar with overall Watercraft safety and Michigan’s watercraft laws. A handbook detailing Michigan Boating Laws is available at
Michigan.gov 

Those laws include the following:

  • A person shall not operate a PWC on the waters of this state from sunset to 8:00 A.M local time. (no jet-skis after sunset)
  • A person of less than fourteen (14) years of age may not legally operate a PWC under any circumstances.
  • PWCs not cross within 150 feet behind another vessel, other than another PWC, unless at slow, no wake speed. 
  • A person operating a vessel shall operate it in a careful and prudent manner and at such a rate of speed so as not to unreasonably endanger the life or property of any person. A person shall not operate a vessel at a rate of speed greater than will permit them, in the exercise of reasonable care, to bring the vessel to stop within an assured clear distance ahead. 
  • All watercraft must operate at “No Wake Speed” when within 100 Ft of the shore, other boats,  docks, swimming platforms, etc. This includes the channel between the middle basin and the east basin (hidden cove)
  • Direction of travel is counterclockwise when circling the lake.
  • The area of the lake connecting the cove to the main area of the lake is a "NO WAKE ZONE". The Association marks that area with buoys in the Spring / Summer. It is important to remember this area is a "NO WAKE ZONE" at all times not only when the buoys are present.
  • CLTA highly encourage everyone operating a watercraft to take an online boating safety course:https://www.boat-ed.com/michigan/


Crooked Lake Texas township Facebook page - We wanted everyone to know about the Crooked Lake Facebook page.  It is set up to allow you to view the site with out logging into Facebook.   Clicking here  will take you to the Facebook home page.  

This is the Web Site of the Homeowner's Association for the residents of the South West Michigan community of Texas Township, who own homes around Crooked Lake. This site contains information about our lake and Association Activities.

Crooked Lake Texas Association

Texas Township, Michigan

Washing your Boat to prevent Invasive Species from entering the Lake - Anytime you use your boat on another lake it should be thoroughly cleaned before putting it back into Crooked Lake. Many lakes have been negatively impacted by invasive species such as zebra muscles. We all need to do everything possible to prevent invasive species from getting establish in our lake.

Current News & Upcoming Events:

SPECIAL NOTICE

Crooked Lake Aeration System Permit –

Our aeration system requires a permit from Michigan EGLE to operate. The original permit has expired and an application for a new permit was submitted months ago. Unfortunately, EGLE is still reviewing our permit application and the system cannot run without the new permit. They have requested additional data that requires multiple samplings (not required for the initial / expired permit).  We will be collecting the last of those samples in September (it cannot be collected earlier). That should give us the required data. We will submit that data as soon as possible and have asked EGLE to expedite the review that data. We HOPE to get their decision regarding approving the permit in October (unfortunately not guaranteed). 



Crooked Lake Texas Lake Association Spring Newsletter Spring 2021   
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