Briggs Lake

Slow-No-Wake is in effect! 5/12/2022

Briggs, Rush, and Julia lake levels exceed 964.2 foot level triggering  PALMER TOWNSHIP ORDINANCE NO. 115

 “Slow-No-Wake” is defined by Minnesota Statute and Rule as the minimum speed necessary to operate a watercraft but no more than five (5) miles per hour.

When lake levels remain below 964.2 feet for three (3) consecutive days, restrictions will be removed.

Water loggers in place but not yet calibrated for 2022.

5/12/22 AM: Bayou meter level shows close to High water max allowed of 964.2. (See water level charts under TLID header.)

5/14/22 AM : Levels higher than 2019 highest level and still rising. Water at airport still moving great volumes indicating at least 3 more days of rise…water into lakes about the same as going out…

5/15/22 4AM: Rate of rise started to slow indicating we may be near crest! Airport levels only down slightly.

5/16/22: Levels crested overnight – rain could make us start all over.

5/17/22: levels still about 3 feet above normal. If drop rate follows curve will reach normal Friday. If rate stays the same expect normal levels Monday. Any added rain adds about a foot per inch…

(1 inch rain adds 1 foot of water to upper lakes per SWM models.)


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    Three Lake Improvement District 

    5509 108th Ave

    Clear Lake, MN 55319

    The Three Lake Improvement District (TLID hereafter) has contracted to treat Curly Leaf Pondweed and Eurasian Water Milfoil, Aquatic Invasive Species in Briggs, Julia and Rush Lakes in 2022. 

    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has granted to the TLID a waiver of the requirement that the improvement district obtain the signatures of approval of owners of lakeshore property.  Instead, the TLID will notify property owners of the treatment through alternate forms. This notice is one form that the TLID is using to notify property owners. Other forms include but are not limited to notification on the TLID member email list and TLID website.

    With regard to the treatment for this year, 2022:

    1.  The proposed date for treatment:  May 1, 2022 through September 1, 2022

    2.  The target species for the treatment: Curly Leaf Pondweed, Eurasian Water Milfoil 

    3.  The method of control or product being used: EPA and MDA registered aquatic herbicides, such as but not limited to, Endothall, Diquat dibromide, Florpyrauxifen-benzyl

    4.  How landowners my request that control not occur adjacent to the landowner’s property: If you desire that the treatment of Curly Leaf Pondweed or Eurasian Water Milfoil not occur adjacent to your property, please notify the TLID immediately at the following address and email address below:

    Three Lake Improvement District

    5509 108th Ave 

    Clear Lake, MN 55319