Reeds Lake Monitoring

The city conducts water sampling and analysis of the water quality of Reeds Lake biennially. The samples are taken both in the winter and summer seasons at various locations and depths of the lake. The results are reviewed by an Environmental Scientist to evaluate the lake’s condition.
For up-to-date water temperature for Reeds Lake, click HERE and see temperature listed next to "2nd Temp".

Reeds Lake Treatment

The city continually monitors and treats Reeds Lake to control algae and the spread of Eurasian watermilfoil, curly pondweed, purple loosestrife, and European frog-bit.

Flood Plain Map

Flood Plain maps are available from the Federal Emergency Management Association's website, or can be viewed the in the Public Works Department office 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday.

Lower Grand River Organization of Watersheds (LGROW)
The City of East Grand Rapids is a partner with LGROW.  Educational and best practice information is available at www.lgrow.org

Information about LGROW's regional lakes and stream data repository can be found here.

Additional Resources:
LGROW Landscaping Brochure
How to Report Water Pollution

More Information

Detailed information concerning these programs is available by contacting the Public Works Department.

Recycling and Hazardous Waste Disposal

For information on recycling and hazardous waste disposal in Kent County, please visit: www.recyclekent.org

State Laws and Regulations on Reeds Lake

For information on your public rights on Michigan Waters, click here.

To view "The Handbook of Michigan Boating Laws and Responsibilities", click here.

To view the State of Michigan approved special inland lake regulations by county in Michigan, click here.