Crooked Lake Winter Conditions - Winter is finally showing up.  Please be aware some property owners have decided to leave their docks in the lake.  They have employed a bubbler system to keep the water around their docks ice free.  The docks should have a sign indicating "THIN ICE".  Please be careful approaching any structure in the water.  And remember, you need a minimum of 4 inches to walk safely on the lake ice.

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.

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.  

Crooked Lake Texas Association

Texas Township, Michigan

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.

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.


Current News & Upcoming Events:


Crooked Lake Texas Lake Association Spring Newsletter Spring 2021   
​The CLTA newsletter is ready for you perusing. The newsletter can be open by clicking on "
Newsletter" here.  The Newsletter can be found in the "Archived Newsletters" tab.

The following is a press release from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy.  The Crooked Lake Texas Association thinks this seminar will be pertinent to our efforts in protecting our shoreline.

Register today for Jan. 25 webinar on Advancing inland lake stewardship through shoreline Best Management Practices

Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy sent this bulletin

WEBINAR
Advancing inland lake stewardship through shoreline
Best Management Practices
January 25, 1:00-2:30 PM


Traditional methods of hard armoring and installation of seawalls along inland lake shorelines have reduced shoreline habitat and degraded water quality; however, incorporating Best Management Practices can minimize impacts to our inland lakes. This webinar will provide an overview of the Best Management Practices for lakefront shoreline protection and erosion control, including bioengineering, riprap, and replacement of existing seawalls. We will also cover considerations for determining the best shoreline protection method at your site, basic descriptions, and information on the different methods, and the new Minor Project categories for seawall replacement permit applications. 


This webinar is for consultants, contractors, and homeowners who are interested in inland lake shoreline protection.


Michigan.gov/EGLEevents
PROGRAM QUESTIONS: Ryan Blazic: BlazicR@Michigan.gov
REGISTRATION QUESTIONS: Alana Berthold: BertholdA@Michigan.gov or
Joel Roseberry: RoseberryJ@Michigan.gov



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.


Boat Safety - 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.

Those rules include:

- You should travel in a counter clockwise direction 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.


​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.


Boat Safety / Michigan rules & Regulations - submitted by Helen and Kristina Lemmer
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)

As a result of this law, CLTA recommends that:
- After sunset (including during twilight) boats operate at no wake speeds. This has been the standard on Crooked Lake for many years.
- CLTA highly encourage everyone operating a watercraft to take an online boating safety course:
https://www.boat-ed.com/michigan/