Horazuk, Gerald V. age 80 of Loretto, MN and Mesa, AZ passed away on 9/12/2021. Employee of Metro Transit 30 years. Survived by wife of 54 years, JoEllen (Anderson); sons Tim (Kelli), Dave (Heather), Joel (Becky); 5 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren. Memorial Service 11 am, October 2, 2021 at Christ Lutheran Church, Maple Plain. Gathering of family and friends 10-11 am prior service. itenfuneralservices.com (763) 972-2891
Gerry was a long time Lake Sarah resident, we have many images of his creative boat parade entries with the kids. Godspeed Gerry.
Persistent low water conditions continue to affect boaters
People urged to consider removing watercraft early where water conditions are low
As water levels continue to drop due in many areas to drought, boaters are experiencing significant issues with launching and retrieving boats, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
DNR crews are repairing and extending many boat launch ramps to provide boating opportunities in these low-water conditions. However, little can be done to fix boat ramps on naturally shallow lakes or in places where power loading has caused holes that are too deep to fix with equipment.
“Boat ramps that were damaged by power loading provide not only a challenge to launching, but can also result in damage to boats, motors and trailers,” said Nancy Stewart, DNR’s statewide water recreation program lead. “Boaters should always use caution and check the ramp and water levels before launching.”
The DNR is encouraging shoreland homeowners who have seasonally docked watercraft to monitor water levels frequently and keep their eye on the available boat removal options for their waterbody. If options are limited, boaters should consider removing their watercraft earlier than usual, before conditions worsen. Assistance may also be available from lake service providers with the capability to remove watercraft using larger commercial equipment.
Boaters also should be aware of new obstructions in the water, such as rocks, stumps and sand bars that may not typically be an issue but are now creating hazards due to low water levels.
Visit the DNR website for boat launching maps and information about power loading.
The most recent water level reading of 2021 was 978.02' on September 18 (east bay gauge)
This can be compared to the Lowest level in recent records of 977.78' on August 10, 2007, 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.
2021 water levels are seasonally very low with very little precipitation in the near term forcast. 2021 is tracking very close to the levels experienced in 2006 & 2007 (see chart below). If the dry conditions continue boaters should be cautious when navigating shallower areas of the lake.
Water Level Comparison (2021 YTD in light green) chart courtesy of Fred Lang
LSIA Ice Cream Social
Monday evening July 19 @ 7:00pm Shady Beach Circle
Rather than a picnic this year, LSIA hosted an Ice Cream Social. Neighbors came out for ice cream and an opportunity to meet the LSIA board and other lake neighbors. Lakes Ice Cream and Treats truck (owned and operated by the Foster Family on Lake Sarah) will be at our event serving up ice cream treats to all!
A brief meeting was held to elect / relect LSIA board members and the Board responded to questions regading water levels and water quality.
Thank you to the Anne & Kevin Horn and the board for organizing the event and to Mary Jorgenson for hosting the Ice Cream Social!
Lake Sarah Improvement Association
The July edition of the LSIA newsletter was recently released with calendar updates, news and information. If you did not receive a copy you may download and read it via this link (in .pdf) .
25th Annual Lake Sarah Independence Day Boat Parade!!
Great turnout in the 94 degree sunshine for this year's 4th of July parade - 23 watercraft participated making this year a tie with 2020 for the largest parade in it's history (assuming my memory is reliable). Thank you to all the participants and shoreline Spectators!
Special shout out to Sarah Evjen (parade chairperson) and Anne Horn (parade leader), this 25th annual Independence Day Parade would not have happened without your help!
Photos below by Brad Spencer. Families who would like full size images of their parade entry shouldemail meand I'll send them to you!
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.