The Gull Lake Dam Association’s primary goal is to provide support to the Gull Lake Dam. The dam is invaluable to the Gull Lake Community as it regulates water levels:
- In the fall, the water level is dropped 8 to 12 inches to reduce ice damage to the shoreline
- In spring the water level is brought back and maintained at normal summer levels
Although the speed of change and exact level is highly dependent on the weather, the dam allow for a more reliable lake level than virtually any other lake in this part of Michigan. Gull Lake shoreline property owners have been accustomed to lake levels which are repeatable to a few inches from season to season. Because most other Southwest Michigan lakes are not dam-controlled, variations are usually measured in feet. What we have as a community is special, which is why we all need to show our support.