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Torch (1)

General Information

Description Torch Lake is located in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan to the west of Grand Traverse Bay on Lake Michigan. The brilliant blue-colored lake is part of a ribbon of waters known as the Elk River Chain of Lakes Watershed which has some of the highest quality waters found on earth.
Country United States of America
Latitude 44° 58' 12" (44.9700)
Longitude 85° 18' 19" (85.3053)
State Michigan
Lake Region Laurentian Great Lakes
River Basin Saint Lawrence

Physical Characteristics



Economic Value
Major Cities

Watershed Management


Biodiversity Conservation

Species of Concern


Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council
Three Lakes Association
Chain of Lakes Watershed- Advisory Committee
Torch Lake Protection Alliance

LakeNet Programs

Japanese NGO Delegation Visits U.S., June 2003



Michigan Watershed Organizations
The Conservation of Biological Diversity in the Great Lakes Basin: Issues & Opportunities
Torch Advisory Number 209

Additional Data Sources

US EPA (2004) National Listing of Fish Advisories Database

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