The rain threatened but just before the parade start the sun broke through. A beautiful afternoon for a record setting boat parade. 22 Boats / families participated in this years parade. Thanks to all who participated!
Prizes will be awarded at the upcoming summer picnic / LSIA meeting.
Special Thank Yous to Anne and Kevin Horn and Nate Uselding, this 23rd 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 should email Brad Spencer and I'll send them to you.
BEFORE & NOW!
10 then 22 now (walleye that is)
Nadia with her 22" walleye caught on Fathers Day weekend 2019 on right and a younger Nadia with her 10" walleye caught in 2010. JOe reports she caught the recent 22 on a shad rap at 11am!
Thanks for sending in these photos Joe!
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The most recent water level reading (Sarah east bay gauge) was
979.77' on July 18, 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
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.