A group of
dedicated property owners working with
township and county officials in 1992 &1993
created the Tri- County Drain Commission.
This system allows, Little Crooked to drain
through the “tunnel” into Big Crooked then
drains via a tube under Sister Lakes
Road into Round Lake.
On the west side of
Round Lake the water drains through a
wetland over a concrete and metal weir, then
entering a another tube that is beneath
County Line Road. From there the water
flows into Pipestone Lake, then finding it’s
way to Pipestone Creek. Then it
journey’s into the St. Joseph River all the
way into Lake Michigan. The drain was
completed in 1997.The first use of the drain
system was implemented in 2009. This
allowed property owners to protect and use
their lake front property to the maximum.