The annual summer boat parade on Lake Sarah is a long standing and FUN tradition! The main theme for the boat decorations is patriotic to celebrate the holiday. However, feel free to decorate anyway you choose! Prizes will be awarded!
The parade begins at 2:00pm at the public boat launch. It is helpful to arrive a few minutes early. The parade will last approximately 1 hour.
So, start planning for this fun afternoon LSIA sponsored event!
Final details will be sent out by email by July 1.
Lake Weed Treatment Update
The lake treatment for Curly Leaf Pondweed (CLP) was completed on 29 May. A post treatment survey was conducted in early June to determine effectiveness of the treatment and to identify areas of Eurasion Milfiol (EWM). Based on survey results and discussion with the DNR a permit was issued to treat EWM as well as some areas that include CLP (not all the CLP was discovered/treated originally due to late growth). The goal is to have the EWM/CLP treated before the July 4th holiday.
Updated - The EWM treatment occurred on June 20th.
Please see the treatment map below and be on the lookout for signs identifying the treatment areas. Also a reminder to disengage any water agitation devices (weed rollers, thrusters/blasters etc.) the day of treatment to maximize effectiveness.
2019 Eurasian Watermilfoil treatment areas
Make your contribution to the CLP/EWM 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.
The most recent water level reading (Sarah east bay gauge) was
979.17' on June 24, 2019
This can be compared to the initial reading this spring of 980.27 on 4/20/19 and the final reading last fall on October 24, 2018 of 979.08' and the Ordinary High Water Level for Sarah of 979.90'. Thank you to Cindy Keating (west bay), brad Spencer (east bay) and Fred Lang (charts) 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 water level history, charts, and information can be found on the Water Levels page of this website
Answer: (see chart below provided by Sandy Fecht - MN DNR) about typical for this time of year
Lake Sarah Water levels through mid June 2019 - source Sandy Fecht MNDNR
Over the winter of 2018-19 Dolores Ullstrom met with longtime lake Sarah resident Len Nadasdy to share and preserve the history and memories of this storied gentleman. As published in the Spring 2019 LSIA newsletter the article as completed by Dolores with a little help from Jan Daly, Mayor Marvin Johnson, Gene Berthieaume, Jack Leddy, Todd Beamish, Brad Spencer and especially Brian VanBeusekom is presented here.
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 , 2019 MN Boating Guide , ATV/OHV Regs, or the 2019 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.