The most recent water level reading of 2021 was 979.30' on April 13 (east bay gauge)
This can be compared to the initial reading this spring of 979.32 on 4/9/21, the final reading last fall on November 8, 2020 of 978.38' and the Ordinary High Water Level for Sarah of 979.90'. More information on past years water levels can be found on the Water Levels page on this website.
It's official, the first day of 2021 that Sarah is completely free of ice is Monday March 29. On Sunday an arera of ice remained along the south shorelines of the east bay (S. Lake sarah Dr.) at sunset so Monday will be the day reported to the MPCA and MN DNR.
LSIA’s aquatic invasive species consultant Eric Fieldseth from AIS Consulting Services LLC, has provided a summary for the upcoming LSIA Spring newsletter. click here to view Summary of 2020 CLP and EWM Management on Lake Sarah by Eric Fieldseth, AIS Consulting. This includes some very informative historical background information, along with a summary of our treatment in 2020 including post treatment survey. Eric is the independent consultant that LSIA hires to help conduct the surveys and guide decisions for treatment of the invasive weeds.
We have made great improvements in controlling the invasive weeds since we began to treat them in 2012. Anyone who has lived on this lake before the treatment started knows the significant improvement in the water quality of the lake over the years.
The LSIA board has already met and are busy working with their partners (Three Rivers Park District, Pioneer-Sarah Creek Watershed Management Commission, DNR and AIS Consulting) to make plans for the 2021 lake treatment.
Lake Treatment Donation
The estimated cost to treat the invasive weeds in 2021 is around $36,000, which is consistent with the amount spent the last two years. We continue to get some financial support from Three Rivers Park District and Pioneer-Sarah Creek Watershed Management Commission. We have applied for some possible grant money and recent indications from the DNR are positive for some reimbursement post treatment. Treatments typically are applied in May/June each year pending survey results and weather conditions. In order to continue the treatment and improve the quality of our lake we need your continued financial support.
We are again asking all lakeshore residents and dock owners to donate $150.00
Make your contribution to the CLP Treatment Program here!
Stakeholders and lakeshore property owners have been asked to help offset the cost of the CLP Treatment program with a tax deductible contribution of $150. To make your contribution using PayPal just click on the button to the right. Or if you prefer, checks payable to the Lake Sarah Improvement Association may be mailed to LSIA, P.O. Box 25, Loretto, MN 55357.
Reminder! Your 2020 MN Fishing License expired on Sunday February 28.
Time to renew your licenses!
You need to buy a Minnesota fishing license if you're 16 or older. Annual licenses allow you to fish from March 1 to the last day of February the following year. Lower-cost licenses are available for shorter time periods. There is an added cost to fish for trout, salmon or sturgeon. In most cases, Minnesotans don't need a license if you're fishing in a state park. The DNR's complete listing of fishing licenses can help you decide what to buy.
New Fishing license requirement for combination Husband / Wife licenses
For 2021 your spouse must be present to purchase combination spousal licenses
New Fishing regulations on Sarah
New Panfish reduced bag limits on Sarah will go into effect on March 1, 2021
Sunfish and Crappie daily limits will both be reduced to 5.
Many of the new special regulations for 2021 are part of the Quality Sunfish Initiative intended to provide continued quality sunfish fishing opportunities into the future. Questions about why? www.mndnr.gov/sunfish
daily limits for sunfish were reduced to five on 61 lakes.
daily limits for crappie were reduced to five on 19 lakes.
Lucky us we got both.
GOOD RIDDANCE 2020 HELLO 2021!
It's time to renew your annual LSIA membershiop!
The 2021 membership fee is still only $35.00 - Please become a member and support your lake association!
Complete the form and mail it to the address along with a check (payable to LSIA)
Use thePayPal( online payment service) option below
Thanks for all your support!.
All paid memberships will receive a discount for Randy’s Sanitation! This year Randy’s has offered additional discounts to those whouse the 65 and 95 gallon size!Info on LSIA membership discounts page.
Click the Buy Now button on the right to pay your dues with any major credit card or via bank transfer.
Walleye stocking continues!
2,300 walleye stocked in Sarah on 10/7/2020 off Joe Slavec’s dock by Marcus Zahn with fingerlings from Ron Radermacher.
Help support continued walleye stocking in lake Sarah! Click the Paypal button on left to donate to the stocking program with any major credit card or bank balance transfer. Your tax deductible donations are greatly appreciated!
The final water level reading of 2020 was 978.38 on November 8 (east bay gauge)
This can be compared to the initial reading this spring of 979.58 on 4/5/20, the final reading last fall on November 6, 2019 of 979.47' and the Ordinary High Water Level for Sarah of 979.90'.
Thank you to Cindy Keating (west bay) and the Spencer family (east bay) who continue to volunteer their time to monitor our lakes’ water levels for the MN DNR, LSIA, and our website for yet another year!
Many of the questions emailed to this site regard illegal or inconsiderate snowmobile, atv, boat or pwc operation or fishing/hunting violation questions. To report illegal vehicular activity you should contactHennepin County Sheriff Water Patrol (612)596-9880, or West Hennepin Public Safety (763)479-0500, The Water Patrol will not issue a citation for offenses they do not witness. They may issue a citation if the witness agrees sign the complaint (much like a citizens arrest). If you plan on filing charges against an individual you should make note of the date, time, vehicle description and license number, identity or good description of the operator. A side note; If the offender wishes to appear in court you may be required to appear as witness / accuser. To report hunting or fishing violations call DNR area Conservation Officer Officer Name: Brent Grewe Phone: (763) 205-6014, DNR Enforcement (651)582-1502, ororTIP (turn in poachers) toll free hotline 800-652-9093.Click the blue text for a copy of the Minnesota Snowmobile Regs , Personal Watercraft Regs , MN Boating Guide , ATV/OHV Regs, or the current MN Fishing Regulations , in Adobe Acrobat Reader format (.pdf).
Lake Sarah (MN DNR #27-0191) is located in sections 1 and 2, township 118, range 24; and in sections 34 and 35, township 119, range 24, Hennepin County, Minnesota. GPS 45°4'19"N 93°41'24"W surrounded by the Minnesota cities of Independence, Greenfield, Loretto, Medina, and Rockford. Click here to view a Google hybrid map of lake Sarah. Suggestions for content and services to be provided by this site are always welcome!E-mail this websitewith your feedback, suggestions, comments or ideas.