The most recent water level reading for 2014 was 979.16' on August 27 (east bay)
This elevation can be compared to the final reading last fall on November 17, 2013 of 978.95' and the Ordinary High Water Level for Sarah of 979.90'. The FEMA 100 year flood elevation for Sarah is 981.20' . 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 regarding lake Sarah's water levels and historical water level data can be found on the Water Levels page on this website. Specific details regarding lake Sarah's No-Wake regulations during periods of high water levels can be found on the No-Wake Ordinance page.
Anyone missing a barrel?
a black 55-gallon plastic barrel was found in East Bay near the Woodhill Drive Shoreline.
Contact Mike Peterson at 952.473.1501 if it's yours!
Eurasian Watermilfoil Treatment (limited area) applied in mid-August
LSIA was granted an opportunity to treat a limited amount of Eurasion Water Milfoil (EWM), in addition to the earlier treatment for Curlyleaf pondweed. This limited EWM treatment was permitted by the DNR for up to 15 acres. LSIA was also fortunate to receive a DNR grant of $2,000 to help purchase the product, and with some product LSIA has on hand from the 2012 pilot EWM treatment, the full cost of this treatment will be covered by the LSIA.
The treatment was applied on 8/12 and 8/13 and was again applied by LSIA volunteers.
Click here to view a map of areas to be treated. The areas selected were recommended to us by our independent consultant as the areas where the highest concentration of EWM is occurring – and yet also where most everyone should benefit from a noticeably better boating and recreational experience. Even if this treatment is not directly inline with your lakeshore it will reduce the spreading of EWM and incrementally improve the overall quality of Lake Sarah.
You will notice that a fair amount of the EWM is located near to the shoreline, where treatment occurs within 150 feet of the shoreline, LSIA will place treatment notices / signs along the shore.
Residents should understand that EWM is not the only weed that is currently matting the surface, as we have a lot of native Coontail as well. This treatment should be effective on EWM, however, at the dosage rate we’ll be using, is not intended to kill the Coontail. As the EWM plants are quite mature, it could take up to 3 weeks to see the full effects of treatment. If there are further questions – or concerns, feel free to call Joe Baker at 612.868.8702. More information on the weed control program can be found on the CLP Treatment program page.
2014 LSIA Picnic
Sunday July 20, 2014
26th Annual LSIA Picnic and the LSIA Summer General Membership meeting w/ LSIA Board and Officer Elections).
Jorgenson's "Park" on Shady Beach Circle.
photos provided by Mike Peterson & Brad Spencer
LSIA Officer & Board Elections 7/20/14
Congratulations and Thank you to the newest members elected to the LSIA Board! Elections were held at the July 20th Annual meeting. Officers and Directors elected at the meeting; Ron Jorgenson, Wade Bemmels, Greg Koopman, and Scott Heintzeman whose new terms will expire in 2016. Continuing with the Board for 2 more years; Brent Lau. Currently serving with remaining terms expiring in 2015 are: Matt Den Hartigh, Nate Uselding, Terry Wise, Ann Horn, Mike Peterson and Brent Foster. The membership and residents of the Lake Sarah Community appreciate your willingness to serve!
Departing Board members include Joe Baker who has demonstrated exceptional leadership in many areas but especially in that of pioneering the volunteer applied whole lake CLP weed treatment program and Scott Walsh who along with his work on the weed treatment program deserves huge accolades for his dedicated maintenance of the lake Sarah outlet channel. Thank you both for your years of service to our lake community!
18th ANNUAL INDEPENDENCE DAY BOAT PARADE July 4, 2014 - Lake Sarah
2014 Boat Parade Decorating Contest Winners!
Back to the Fifties theme category
1st Place - Dan Marineau / Nicole Rice
2nd Place - John & Terry Wise
1st place - Bemmel's family with the Statue of Liberty
2nd Place - Ron & Mary Jorgenson
Winners were announced at the 2014 LSIA summer meeting / picnic.
Thank you to this years' contest judges Scott & Shelley Heintzeman!
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 Tony Salzer at (651) 773-5514, DNR Enforcement (651)296-6157, ororTIP (turn in poachers) toll free hotline 800-652-9093.Click the blue text for a copy of the 2013-14 Minnesota Snowmobile Regs , Personal Watercraft Regs , 2013 MN Boating Guide , ATV/OHV Regs, or the 2013 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.