The last Full Moon Summer Flotillas

Mark your calendars for the last of the CLLA Full Moon Summer Flotillas starting at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 16th off Paradise Park on Chisago Lake. What a relaxing way to wind down from all the work-week stresses. So grab your friends, snacks, beverages and of course your buoys and enjoy the summer night in good company.

The event will be canceled in case of inclement weather.

Phragmites Eradication Project Video

If you couldn’t attend the Eradicating Phragmites Meeting, Cable Television Public Access Channel 10, Cable Commissioner, Jack Doepke filmed the meeting. You can watch the video at:

https://vimeo.com/353135566

Letters were sent out to landowners that have invasive Phragmites with an option to opt-out of the free treatment. Written notice must be received by August 15th. See the Phragmites Eradication Project tab on our website for the opt-out form.

https://clla-lakes.com/phragmites-eradication-project/

Please contact your local lake association if you have any questions.

2nd Full Moon Summer Flotilla

Mark your calendars for the second CLLA Full Moon Summer Flotilla starting at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 14th off Beach Park on South Lindstrom. What a relaxing way to wind down from all the Karl Oskar Days festivities. So grab your friends, snacks, beverages and of course your buoys and enjoy the summer night in good company.

The event will be canceled in case of inclement weather.

Impromptu Kayak Opportunity

Last minute, impromptu paddle opportunity. The Chisago Lakes Paddling Club are planning to do a July 4th morning paddle, weather permitting. If interested come to the Lindstrom Beach at 9:00 am on Thursday morning. They’ll paddle from South Lindstrom to North Lindstrom, thru the channel into North Center then either hit the Grumpy Minnow or paddle into South Center or both.
If you are still in the mood for more action, join the CLLA Boat Parade at 2:00 p.m.  off Beach Park in South Lindstrom.

July 4th 2019 Boat Parade

The CLLA annual Fourth of July Boat Parade will be held this Thursday, July 4th at 2:00 off Beach Park on South Lindstrom. If you want to decorate your boat and be in the running for our three cash prizes, please show up by 1:45 p.m.

The CLLA parade committee will be judging for the Best Decorated, Most Spirit and President’s Choice awards.  You do not have to decorate your boat to be in the parade and can come and go as you please.  We will cruise the South Lindstrom lake-shore, thru the channel and onward to the Eagle Ridge subdivision’s marina.

In case of inclement weather, an announcement will be posted on our website (clla-lakes.com) and on our Face Book page by 9:00 a.m. Please stay tuned!

Updated Lake Levels as of June 27, 2019

The Chisago Lakes Channel & Weir system is being actively managed according to the guidelines established in the 2016 Channel & Weir – Operations & Maintenance Plan. A copy of the plan can be found at:https://www.chisagocounty.us/DocumentCenter/View/9489/2016-LID-Channel-and-Weir—Operations-and-Maintenance-Plan-updated-June-27th-2017

Since early April, Lake Improvement District staff along with the LID engineer have been conducting weekly inspections of the channel & weir system. Inspection reports from previous years can be found at https://www.chisagocounty.us/321/Channel-Weir-Maintenance-Reports

Here are the highlights of today’s (June 27, 2019) inspection:

Lofton Weir. According to the Operation and Maintenance plan both the high and low weir control gates are to be open when the water level at North Lindstrom Lake exceeds 899.2. The high weir was opened on April 19.  The weir is to remain open until Chisago/North Lindstrom/South Lindstrom water levels are lowered to 898.7.  Today, the water level of Chisago/North Lindstrom/South Lindstrom is 898.66The high weir was closed today.

North Lindstrom Lake. A water level gauge is located on North Lindstrom Lake. The water level elevation at this gauge today was 898.66 (per DNR gauge calibration). This elevation is a good representation of the water levels of Chisago/South Lindstrom/North Lindstrom Lakes. The Ordinary High Water level of these lakes is 900.2. The lakes are 1.54 feet below OHW.

Paradise Park Weir. This weir is a fixed cable concrete weir that drains Chisago Lake into Wallmark Lake under high water conditions. The weir has a permanent outlet elevation of 899.2. Today the water level is below the crest of the weir. Water is not flowing from Chisago Lake over the weir toward Wallmark Lake.

Lake Ellen Weir. The weir is to be open during the open water season when Little Green Lake water levels exceed 891.0. The weir was initially opened on April 10. Water is flowing through the weir into Swamp Lake. Unless downstream issues arise, it is anticipated the weir will remain open until fall.

Little Green Lake. A water level gauge is located on Little Green Lake. The water level elevation at this gauge today was 891.66 (per DNR gauge calibration). This elevation is a good representation of the water levels of Green/Little Green/Ellen Lakes. The Ordinary High Water level of these lakes is 892.5. The lakes are 0.84 feet below OHW.

South Center Lake. A water level gauge is located on South Center Lake. The water level elevation taken at this gauge today is 898.70 (per DNR gauge calibration). This elevation is a good representation of the water levels of North and South Center Lakes. The Ordinary High Water Level of these lakes is 900.2. The lakes are 1.5 feet below OHW.

LID staff are taking weekly lake level readings on other lakes in the Chisago Lakes area. Lake level readings are published weekly in the Chisago County Press.

If you have questions on our area lake levels please contact your local lake association or the Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District.

Updated Lake Levels as of 6/20/19

According to Jerry Spetzman, Chisago Lakes  Lake Improvement District Administrator, here are the highlights of today’s (June 20, 2019) inspection:

Lofton Weir. According to the Operation and Maintenance plan both the high and low weir control gates are to be open when the water level at North Lindstrom Lake exceeds 899.2. The high weir was opened on April 19. At that time water levels were not high enough to flow over the weir. On May 9 the Low weir was opened and water is flowing through the weir into Green Lake. The weir will remain open until Chisago/North Lindstrom/South Lindstrom waterlevels are lowered to 898.7 at which time the weir will be closed.

North Lindstrom Lake. A water level gauge is located on North Lindstrom Lake. The water level elevation at this gauge today was 898.80 (per DNR gauge calibration). This elevation is a good representation of the water levels of Chisago/South Lindstrom/North Lindstrom Lakes. The Ordinary High Water level of these lakes is 900.2. The lakes are 1.4 feet below OHW.

Paradise Park Weir. This weir is a fixed cable concrete weir that drains Chisago Lake into Wallmark Lake under high water conditions. The weir has a permanent outlet elevation of 899.2. Today the water level is below the crest of the weir. Water is not flowing from Chisago Lake over the weir toward Wallmark Lake. The estimated water level elevation at this weir is 898.87.

Lake Ellen Weir. The weir is to be open during the open water season when Little Green Lake water levels exceed 891.0. The weir was initially opened on April 10. Water is flowing through the weir into Swamp Lake. Unless downstream issues arise, it is anticipated the weir will remain open until fall.

Little Green Lake. A water level gauge is located on Little Green Lake. The water level elevation at this gauge today was 891.64 (per DNR gauge calibration). This elevation is a good representation of the water levels of Green/Little Green/Ellen Lakes. The Ordinary High Water level of these lakes is 892.5. The lakes are 0.86 feet below OHW.

South Center Lake. A water level gauge is located on South Center Lake. The water level elevation was taken at this gauge Tuesday, June 17.  At that time the water level elevation was 898.97 (per DNR gauge calibration). This elevation is a good representation of the water levels of North and South Center Lakes. The Ordinary High Water Level of these lakes is 900.2. At the time of the readings the lakes were 1.23 feet below OHW.

LID staff are taking weekly lake level readings on other lakes in the Chisago Lakes area.  Lake level readings are published weekly in the Chisago County Press.

The Chisago Lakes Channel & Weir system is being actively managed according to the guidelines established in the 2016 Channel & Weir – Operations & Maintenance Plan. A copy of the plan can be found at:

https://www.chisagocounty.us/DocumentCenter/View/9489/2016-LID-Channel-and-Weir—Operations-and-Maintenance-Plan-updated-June-27th-2017

Since early April, Lake Improvement District staff along with the LID engineer have been conducting weekly inspections of the channel & weir system. Inspection reports from previous years can be found at https://www.chisagocounty.us/321/Channel-Weir-Maintenance-Reports