The October edition of the Lake Sarah newsletter was recently distributed by email. If you did not receive a copy please email Anne Horn and she can make sure your email address if correct in the LSIA database.
Recent heavy rainfall events have caused lake Sarah's water levels to rise quickly, Recent levels reached the highest level of this season. Residents should navigate with care watching for submerged equipment and floating debris. Also lake shore owners should check their water oriented boats and equipment, I have seen several boats close to floating in their lifts.
The most recent water level reading (Sarah east bay gauge) was
980.27' on October 13, 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
Maybe I’m the only one in the Lake Sarah neighborhood not well acquainted with Joe Knapp’s success in water skiing. But, in case there are a few more of you out there who do not know this very interesting guy, I would like to introduce Joe to you.
PULL THE PLUG ON AQUATIC HITCHHIKERS to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species:
Clean aquatic plants, zebra mussels, and other prohibited invasive species off watercraft, trailers, and equipment before leaving the water access. Drain water from boat, ballast tanks, portable bait container, and motor before leaving a water access – and drain bilge, livewell, and baitwell by removing drain plugs. Keep drain plugs out while transporting boats.
Dispose of unwanted bait in the trash. It is illegal to release live bait into the water, or to dump worms on the ground.
Actions Required by MN Law
30th Annual Lake Sarah Summer Picnic July 21, 2019
The annual Lake Sarah summer picnic was held on Sunday July 21st at Jorgenson's "park". It was attended by well over 100 neighbors! This year LSIA provided yummy fried and grilled chicken and families brought lots of food to share. The kids loved bouncing for hours in the jump house. A brief LSIA meeting was held and new board members were elected. A huge THANK YOU to all who helped to make this summer tradition a big success and to Mary Jorgenson and Larry Nystul for hosting the event again this year!
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 , 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.