The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is conducting an environmental emergency response exercise on Lake Sarah the week of Sept 16, 2019. This exercise will take place at and near the Kohen Memorial Landing Public Water Access site along the south shore of the lake. This exercise will involve the temporary installation of a water aeration device along with some water quality monitoring devices to determine the effectiveness of the aeration. Activities at the landing will take place on Monday and Tuesday of that week. On Monday, MPCA staff will deploy an array of monitoring equipment in an area just north and east of the landing. The bulk of the activity will be on Tuesday, when the aeration device is deployed and activated for several hours. Several boats and land based equipment will be staged and working in the area during the exercise.
Throughout the exercise, public access to the landing and lake will be maintained.
The most recent water level reading (Sarah east bay gauge) was
979.41' on September 15, 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
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
23rd Annual Independence Day Boat Parade!
Thursday July 4, 2019
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 were awarded at the summer picnic / LSIA meeting as follows:
First Prize - Evjen's
Patriotic - Bechetti's
Judges Choice - Foster's
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.
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.