Legal lake levels were established for each lake by a Roscommon County Circuit Court order in accordance with Part 307, Inland Lake Levels, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 Pa 451.
Since that time, Roscommon County has paid for the operations,
maintenance and improvement efforts for the structures out of the county's general fund.
The structures are in need of repairs that Roscommon County alone can no longer pay for. To defray these costs, the county will establish special assessment districts that will finance the maintenance of the legal levels of the lakes consistent with the vast majority of legal lake levels throughout Michigan.