Lake Sarah has quickly recovered from the near record low water levels last fall. On May 13 our surface water elevation reached 980.10, nearly 2 feet higher than the near record low levels last fall.
Please check your docks and shoreline equipment, watch for floating debris when boating, and please be mindful of wakes when near any flooded equipment.
Good News, the drought of 2021 is over!
water level comparison note 2022 (white) vs 2021 (green)
The most recent water level reading of 2022 was 980.08' on May 18 (east bay gauge)
This can be compared to the final reading last fall on November 22, 2021 of 978.20' 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. charts courtesy of Fred Lang / ConsultingIT
More information and water elevation history can be found on the Water Levels page on this website
Eric reports a reduction in total impacted acreage from about 95 acres last year to about 67 acres this year. Eurasian Watermilfoil was growing and scattered throughout the lake, Coontail was also very abundant.
Make your contribution to the Water Quality / AIS 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.
Thank you to eveyone who came to the Lake Sarah Improvement Association Spring meeting! It was great to see folks and meet in person again. Links to the lakepledge metioned by Tony Brough from Hennepin County can be found below.
Protect your lake. Stop aquatic invasive species.
Aquatic invasive species (AIS) can cause irreparable damage to native fish and plant populations affecting lake recreation, human health, property values, and the economy. Learn how to protect your lake from AIS.
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.