Please check for Zebra Mussels during fall equipment removal!
The DNR recommends these steps for lake property owners:
Look on the posts, wheels and underwater support bars of docks and lifts, as well as any parts of boats, pontoons and rafts that may have been submerged in water for an extended period.
Hire DNR-permitted lake service provider businesses to install or remove boats, docks, lifts and other water-related equipment. These businesses have received training on Minnesota’s aquatic invasive species laws and many have experience identifying and removing invasive species.
People should contact an area DNR aquatic invasive species specialist if they think they have discovered an invasive species that has not already been confirmed in the lake. Take a photo of any newly discovered invasive species before removing it from equipment. Save specimens or leave them in place until the DNR can investigate.
A truly amazing friend and neighbor has passed away
Ronald Marvin Jorgenson, age 79, of Loretto, MN went into the loving arms of the Lord on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018.
Our deepest sympathies to Mary and the Jorgenson family.
Visitation will be held at Gearty-Delmore Funeral Home, 15800 37th Avenue North, Plymouth, MN 55446 on Friday, October 5, 2018 from 4-7pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 am on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 145 Railway Street East, Loretto, MN 55357, with visitation one hour prior to Mass. Interment Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery. A luncheon to celebrate Ron's life will be held after the service at the Medina Entertainment Center, 500 Highway 55, Medina, MN 55340.
CD3 (Clean - Drain - Dry - Dispose) Boat/Trailer Cleaning Station installed near lake Sarah public Access
Hennepin County, LSIA, and the City of Independence have arranged for the installation of a cleaning station on the west side of the circle above the lake Sarah Public access / boat landing. The station is equiped with solar powered lighting and tools to help boaters inspect and remove AIS from their boats and trailers as they leave lake Sarah.
The tools available on the station include a reaching / grabber tool, long handled brush, and a drain plug removal tool.
Thank you to Tony Brough and Hennepin County for their assistance in the customization of this station and for the grant funding that made this project possible.
The most recent water level reading was 979.22' (east bay) on October 15, 2018
This can be compared to the initial reading this season of 979.98 on 5/2/18, the final reading last fall on November 12, 2017 of 978.95' and the Ordinary High Water Level for Sarah of 979.90'. Thank you to Cindy Keating (west bay) and Fred Lang (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!
Additional information, charts, and historical data can be found on the Water Levels page
The annual Lake Sarah summer picnic was held on Sunday July 22nd at Jorgenson's "park". It was attended by well over 100 neighbors! We were entertained once again by the very talented “Soul Sisters” group. This year LSIA provided yummy fried and grilled chicken and families brought lots of food to share. The ever popular Kube tournament was won this year by Scott Walsh and Brad Spencer. The children loved bouncing for hours in the jump house. A brief LSIA meeting was held and three new board members were elected. A huge THANK YOU to all who helped to make this summer tradition a big success and to Ron & Mary Jorgenson for hosting the event on their property!
Photos from this years event (in viewer below) provided by Brad Spencer
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 2017-18 Minnesota Snowmobile Regs , Personal Watercraft Regs , 2018 MN Boating Guide , ATV/OHV Regs, or the 2017 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.