The water level of Maceday and Lotus Lakes is controlled by a water level control structure on Van Norman Lake.  The Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner manages 54 lakes that have a legally established normal level.  This means there is a court order stating the normal level of the lake and designating the Water Resources Commissioner as the delegated authority to maintain the level.  Maceday and Lotus are grouped with Greens, Lester and Van Norman lakes (“Van Norman (WML)”).  There are three lake level control technicians who monitor the lake levels and perform the day-to-day operation of the structures.  More information as well as the weekly lake level reports can be found at

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