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To promote the care, improvement and general welfare of the Briggs Lake Chain and adjoining and connecting waterways.

The Briggs Lake Chain of lakes includes Briggs, Julia, Rush and Big Elk lakes near Clear Lake in Sherburne County, Minnesota.

The Three Lake Lake Improvement District (TLID) is a local government unit for the upper three lakes, and is therefore a more formal organization. Its charge is to manage aquatic invasive species and other projects.

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News Around the Lakes

New MN Law: It’s Now Illegal to Place ANY Garbage and Waste on Ice.

Nov. 17, 2023: Effective July 1, 2023, it’s illegal to place garbage and human/other waste on or under the
ice on Minnesota’s lakes and rivers. Garbage, rubbish, cigarette filters, debris from fireworks, offal, the body
of a dead animal, litter, sewage and any other waste needs to be stored inside your shelter, motor vehicle or
any other conveyance or inside a container that is secured to your shelter, motor vehicle or conveyance.
The fine is $100, plus administration and other fees.

AIS Information

Click here to learn more about AIS and sign up for control

Aquatic invasive control company for public waters, Learn more about PLM Corp.

BLCA general meetings are held in June and August
TLID annual meetings are held in August.
Both are held at:
Palmer Town Hall
4180 105th Ave., Clear Lake, MN

For specific dates, please see our Calendar.

High Water Notice:

Big Elk Lake: Slow-No-Wake Condition
The Big Elk Lake water level rose above the No-Wake lake elevation (962.2 feet) on Tuesday June 4th 2024.
The SLOW-NO-WAKE signs have been set up at the Big Elk public access as defined in the Clear Lake Township Ordinance (ORD-2024-03-10A).

Upcoming Special Event:

BLCA General Member Meeting

When: Friday, June 7th 6:00 pm
Where: Palmer Park

2023 Water Testing Results

View results of the 2023 water testing below. Results include graphs of the findings, a report to the township board, and a list of the water testing volunteers and testing dates. A huge thank you to Walt Munsterman and the whole water testing team!

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