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Lake Levels


August 3, 2021


OHWL (Ordinary High Water Level) is 1255.50 feet.

• August 3rd’s reading was at 1254.35 feet

DNR Ice-Out/On Dates

2024 ice out March 14

2023 ice on December 1

2023 ice out May 3

2022 ice on December 1

2021 ice on December 7

2022 ice out May 3


Definition of Lake Ice Out
The definition of lake ice out can vary from lake to lake. For the citizen observers reporting data, ice out occurs when the lake is completely free of ice. Or, it may be when it is possible to navigate from point A to point B. Ice out may also be when a lake is 90 percent free of ice. Observers use consistent criteria from year to year when reporting lake ice out dates.

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Lake Clarity



The CLMP is a cooperative program combining the technical resources of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and the volunteer efforts of citizens statewide who collect water-quality data on their lakes.  CLMP volunteers collect water transparency data using an 8-inch, circular, all-white metal plate attached to a calibrated rope. This tool is called a Secchi disk.


Russ Hoppe is our volunteer for collecting water-quality data.


Lake Clarity / Lake Level

                 as of June 16, 2023


  • 7 feet clarity at ice out (May 2), which is normal.

  • 14 feet clarity on June 16, 2023

  • Water level is 7” down from Ice out which is normal.

  In August-September the lake will
  go down and the naturally occurring

  algae bloom will appear.


  Click for algae bloom information.

  Click for MN PCA Facts.

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