Although Michigan’s 4th Congressional District does not directly touch any of the Great Lakes, it still has a close connection with – and is affected by – the Great Lakes that lie to the east and west.

  • Lake-effect snow impacts communities in the northwest portion of the 4th District, particularly in Wexford and Missaukee Counties.
  • With over 2 million acres of land in production and 19% of the state’s agricultural sales, Michigan’s 4th District can utilize agricultural decision support tools that benefit both farmers and the Great Lakes to which the district’s surface waters drain.
  • The City of Midland draws drinking water from Saginaw Bay, which can be affected by harmful algal blooms (HABs) and hypoxia.

Read more in the boxes below about how CIGLR and our partners are addressing these issues for safer, healthier, and more prosperous communities in Michigan’s 4th District.