Clearwater River Watershed District - Protecting our Waters for Future Generations

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Notice of Regular Meetings

Notice is hereby given that the Clearwater River Watershed District Board of Managers will meet on the third Wednesday of each month at the CRWD office (93 Oak Ave S, Suite 5, Annandale) starting at 6:00pm. The 2019 meeting dates are as follows: January 16, February 20, March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, August 21, September 18​​​​​​, October 16, November 20, December 18. Regular items of business include:

  • Presentations
  • Consent agenda
  • Financial report
  • Old and new business as necessary

These meetings are open to the public. If you have any questions or comments, please contact the District office at the contact information listed above.

Algal Blooms

Do you suspect an algal bloom in your lake? While not all blooms are harmful, please report sightings by calling the District at 320-274-3935. For additional information about algal blooms published by the Minnesota Department of Health, click here.

Rain, High Lake Levels, and Floating Bogs

It was a wet Memorial Day weekend after an already rainy spring and we’re seeing high lake levels throughout the District. After five inches of rain in roughly two weeks, water levels continue to rise. While a sunny summer is hopefully around the corner, we do predict that a number of lakes have not reached their full crest for the season yet. We also anticipate high levels for the summer. Adjusting docks and paying attention to no wake zones will be important for everyone’s enjoyment on the water this year. Both Stearns and Wright Counties have posted wake restrictions. 

High lake levels increase the potential for floating bogs, of which we’ve witnessed a few already. Bogs are comprised of marshland, cattails and plant materials that can become dislodged when lake levels rise. Please visit our website for more specific details about the CRWD Bog policy

The District also monitors the water level at Grass Lake Dam and operates the Pleasant Lake Outlet in accordance with DNR permitting. Gauge readings and outlet openings/closures are documented on the CRWD website. You can find the specifics here.

As we navigate the water levels this year, the CRWD will be paying close attention to lake levels, bogs and resident feedback. Information will be shared via our website and social media. Please also feel free to contact the District office at 320-274-3935 if you have questions or would like to report an issue.

 

The story of our watershed

For Immediate Release – We are excited to release our interactive storymap, a tool designed to help tell our watershed's story. Check it our and let us know what you think!
CLICK HERE FOR INTERACTIVE STORY MAP

 

2017 report cards for Lakes & Streams

For Immediate Release – The 2017 versions of the ever-popular report cards for lakes and streams in the CRWD are now availalbe! The reports can be viewed by navigating to the District's online mapping tool on the right side of the District's webpage. Then, select the lake or stream site you are interested in! DIRECT LINK