Lake Information

Current Lake Information Perry Kugler  –  Ice History Results

Year Ice On Ice Off Year Ice On Ice Off
2001 12/20 04/27 2013 11/28  05/12
2002 12/03 04/16 2014 11/25 4/27
2003 12/02 04/15 2015 12/20 4/12
2004 12/14 04/12  2016 12/10 3/30
2005 11/30 04/11 2017   4/4
2006 12/01 04/10  
2007 12/02 04/20  
2008 12/04 05/03  
2009 12/10 04/23  
2010 11/27 04/02  
2011 12/06 04/26  
2012 12/10 03/20  

Water Clarity Testing Results

Year Clarity in Feet Year Clarity in Feet Year Clarity in Feet
1992 13′ 2003 20′ 2014  16’5″
1993 17′ 2004 21′ 2015  19’8″
1994 18′ 2005 17′ 2016 20′
1995 15′ 2006 22′  2017
1996 19′ 2007 19′
1997 19′ 2008 19’6″
1998 18′ 2009 18′
1999 18′ 2010 16’8″
2000 16′ 2011 18’6″
2001 18′ 2012 18’7″
2002 18″ 2013 17’4″

Comments:

  • Phosphorus and chlorophyll is high –
  • Phosphorus is found in commercial products such as foods, detergents, and fertilizers. Natural phosphorus found in soil and rocks.
  • Hopefully non-phosphorus fertilizers will start to show positive results and hopefully all lake  members are using the non-phosphorus fertilizer!
  • Essential plant nutrient
  • Chlorophyll – Main pigment in algae. What more can we ALL do to keep our lake healthy and clean??
  • Rule of thumb – If you wouldn’t put it in your bath water or drink it, then don’t put it in your lake!
  • Reduce storm water runoff from your yard (Plant and vegetation buffers)
  • Continue to reduce grass clippings, leaves, and landscaping materials entering our lake
  • Always use Non-Phosphorus fertilizers
  • When possible use burns pits and discard ashes in a safe location, not in the lake.
  • Never allow hazardous chemicals into your lake (gas, oil, paint, insecticides, pavement salts…etc)
  • Monitor your septic systems, never run them into your lake (it is estimated that 64,000 straight-pipe septic systems discharge directly into MN lakes)
  • Tell your friends and family members visiting to “Wash their Boats” before entering the lake to prevent invasive aquatics (zebra mussels, curly-leaf pondweed, Eurasian water milfoil)