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Sawyer County
Hayward, WI 54843
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DAM ABANDONMENT AND 1941 PSC WATER LEVEL ORDER RECISSION STOPPED BY PRIVATE LEGAL ACTION
Round Lake  May 05, 2016
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SWIMMER'S ITCH | 2013 Article

Water Level, Engineering Reports/etc. & Rain Data| Round Lake Maps

Milfoil information and pictures:  Eurasian Milfoil & Northern Water Milfoil (good kind)

December 12, 2012 Water Level Update to Membership and public

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07/28/2016:  Private legal action temporarily stops Round Lake Carlson Road Dam abandonment and rescission of 1941 PSC Water level order.
06/03/2016:  WDNR approves Little Round Lake Dam abandonment and rescission of 1941 PSC Water Level Order - WDNR Letter 
06/02/2016:  Rains cause Round Lake to rise to 1346.55' - More rains predicted - 100 year flood level just under 1347'
06/02/2016:  Round Lake Property Owners Association (RLPOA) reduces newsletters and meetings to one per year.  RLPOA has no current position on water level stated in recent 2016 spring newsletter or on their website.
06/02/2016:  RLPOA Spring Newsletter and next annual meeting membership information 8/13/16.
05/05/2016: Round Lake continues at 1346.4' at Carlson Dam causing high waves and shoreline damage.  Beaver dams significantly blocking outflow from lake.  Shoreline damage 4/30/16: photo1| photo2
04/03/2016:  Round Lake about 1346.4 County Highway B gauge about 7 inches below 100 year flood level. 
04/03/2016:  Richardson Bay about 50% open water.
12/29/2015:  Round Lake elevation 1346.325 at Carlson Dam 12/29/2015 about one foot high and growing beaver dams up stream from Highway NN still significantly obstructing outflow.
12/28/2015:  Thin ice finally covers all of Big Round Lake
09/12/2015:  Round lake rises above 1346' late summer.
06/04/2015:  Round Lake water level 1346.26' at Carlson Dam.  About a foot above "authorized level.  Minimal outflow due to obstructing beaver dams upstream of NN at about 1346+/-.
06/04/2015:  Famous Dave demo almost done: photo 1| photo 2| photo 3
06/03/2015:  RLPOA Spring newsletter
05/03/2015:  Water temperature about 54 degrees.
05/01/2015:  Lake elevation still a fraction under 1346.0 with minimal flow thru Carlson Dam due to downstream beaver dams above Highway NN.
04/24/2015:  Famous Dave Restaurant Demolition: photo 1| photo 2
04/12/2015:  ICE OUT 99%+ on Big Round.
04/04/2015:  New Beaver dam upstream of NN with 2+/- foot drop: photo 1|photo 2| photo 3| photo 4|photo 5 This beaver dam now main control of Round Lake at about 1346+/-.
04/04/2015:  Most upstream original beaver dam is now essentially swamped: photo 1| photo 2| photo 3| photo 4| photo 5| photo 6
04/04/2015:  Largest beaver dam immediately upstream of NN is still open in the middle and not controlling Round Lake water level: photo1| photo 2| photo 3| photo 4| photo 5
04/04/2015:  Round Lake 1345.925 at Carlson Dam about .6' above maximum authorized level.  Very poor flow thru Carlson Dam.
04/04/2015:  Ice out will most likely be "early" this year. Photo April 4, 2015
04/04/2015:  Famous Dave article from Sawyer County Record.
02/14/2015:  2014 area precipitation data:  excel file| PDF
12/20/2014:  Round Lake 1346.0 elevation at Carlson Dam.  Gauge| Channel downstream
12/03/2014:  Big Round Lake covered with thin layer of ice.
12/01/2014:  RLPOA Fall newsletter
11/25/2014:  Round Lake Aquatic Plant Management Plan 2015 to 2019 (draft)
11/25/2014:  Big Round Lake not quite frozen over yet.
09/01/2014:  About 3.5" rain south side of Round Lake last 60 hours brings lake back up to approximately 1345.875 at Carlson Dam.  Mushrooms everywhere.
08/23/2014:  Lake 1345.765 at Carlson Dam 7PM.
08/22/2014:  Garbage piling up at Linden Road boat landing. 
08/11/2014:  1345.8 lake level at Carlson Dam after 0.6" rain south side of Round Lake this AM.
08/02/2014:  2014 Invasive species treatment permits and maps.  Round| Little Round
07/29/2014:  Lake at 1345.85
07/24/2015:  Round Lake Picnic Saturday August 16, 2014 12:00-2:30 PM.  More info.
07/24/2014:  Round Lake 1345.9 at Carlson Dam.
07/11/2014:  Lake elevation 1346.1 at Carlson Dam (6" below early season peak).
07/01/2014:  Sawyer County Record Dam/41 Order abandonment public hearing article.
07/01/2014:  Sawyer County Record "High" Water article.
06/15/2014:  Small floating bogs developing on Round Lake in Musky Bay and Edgewater Bay.  photo 1| photo2
06/11/2014:  Sawyer County reportedly removes up to several inches of sand, gravel, debris etc. from underneath Carlson Road Bridge increasing outflow thru dam now that beaver dams downstream are no longer effective.
06/07/2014:  Despite continued rains Lake level rise significantly mitigated by beaver dam degradation upstream of NN. Outflow increased thru Carlson Dam substantially since beaver dam breakdown by several times.
06/04/2014:  Little Round Carlson Dam abandonment and 1941 PSC Order Recession Public Hearing June 13, 2014.
06/04/2014:  2014 Northwest Wisconsin Lakes Conference June 20, 2014 Drummond, WI. More info: word| pdf
05/30/2014:  Sawyer County & WDNR Carlson Road Dam abandonment and 1941 PSC order documents.
05/30/2014:  Possible relevant WI Supreme Court Water/WDNR court decision
05/30/2014:  Both beaver dams upstream of NN are no longer functioning or holding back water.  Dead beaver washes up at NN culverts.  Site of prior beaver dam at 1346+/- substantially broken down.  Before on May 7, 2014.
05/29/2014:  Lake at 1346.49' at Carlson Dam
05/29/2014:  WDNR deer information & wildlife info.
05/29/2014:  Round Lake youth fishing event June 12-14, 2014 Releases.  Release YMH| Release MI | Trophies
05/22/2014:  Beaver/Debris Dam 500 feet upstream of NN much less evident and visible from NN today and it appears to have significantly broken down without any visible hydraulic drop now as seen from NN.  Flow thru NN culverts substantially increased and overtopping the culverts under NN whereas previously only about 60% filled a week ago.  Reportedly both beaver dams upstream of NN essentially gone and a documenting on site inspection will be forthcoming.  The marked increased outflow (at least double) thru NN corroborates above.
05/22/2014:  Reportedly Lake at 1346.6 at Carlson Dam today
05/22/2014:  Quiet Lakes Spring Newsletter
05/17/2014:  Lake 1346.47 at Carlson Dam. 
05/17/2014:  RLPOA Spring 2014 Newsletter
05/12/2014:  More rain 0.75" last 18 hours and Round Lake at 1346.5 slowly approaches 100 year flood level just under 1347'.  Natural outlet by Thunderbird Road has no appreciable outflow.  The first beaver/debris dam upstream of NN by several hundred feet has significantly gotten larger and more uniform over last two years.  At least 2'+ drop compared to Carthell reporting a 1' drop back in 2002.  picture  
05/11/2014:  NAVIGATION WARNING:  High water causing a lot of floating debris in open water.
05/09/2014:  Round Lake at Carlson Dam 1346.42 after over 1" of rain overnight.
05/08/2014:  ICE OUT Big Round Lake.
05/07/2014:  Beaver/debris dam farthest upstream from NN previously noted to be at 1345.3 is now just a ripple Water approaches Moreland Road.
05/07/2014:  Beaver/debris Dam a few hundred feet upstream of NN now significant in controlling Round Lake water level at about 1346+/- level.  Beaver/debris dam| close up| From NN| zoom from NN.  This dam now has about a 2 foot drop.  2002 Engineering description.
05/07/2014:  Round Lake about 1346.3 highest level since 1942 based on information from Round Lake Task Force Meetings.  Historic elevations Carlson Dam Gauge 5/7/14.
05/06/2014:  ICE OUT Little Round & Richardson Bay.
04/28/2014:  Carlson Dam gauge| Dam| Dam downstream| dam upstream  Round Lake level 1346.2 today- 1941 Order top 1345.25
03/30/2014:  Flashback - recent Round Lake Ice out dates 5/15/2013, 3/25/12 & 4/24/2011.
03/21/2014:  Preliminary: General Membership Meeting 06/07/2014 9AM
03/21/2014:  New "official" RLPOA website launches 3/1/14 www.roundlakes.org
03/21/2014:  Plans Continue for Little Round Lake Dam Replacement from Sawyer County Record.
01/30/2014:  Area 2013 precipitation totals:  pdf| excel
12/30/2013:  -24 Fahrenheit.
12/14/2013:  Snow mobile trails marked on Round Lake.
11/14/2013:  Final 2013 milfoil survey/report.
11/01/2013:  WDNR awards AIS grant to RLPOA.
11/01/2013:  Watch for new "official" RLPOA website coming soon.  www.roundlakes.org 
10/19/2013:  Tim Chisser and Martin Hanson new board members elected at RLPOA meeting 10/5/13.  Tom Wolf continues as President.
09/26/2013:  RLPOA Fall 2013 Newsletter
09/24/2013:  DNR 2013 Round Lake Fishing Survey Summary.
08/20/2013:  Round Lake Treatment Summary/Update by Tom Connell| DNR Document 1| DNR Document 2| All 2013 milfoil information
08/20/2013:  Higher lake levels in Minnesota means LESS MILFOIL from Star Tribune
07/28/2013:  Swimmer's Itch article Sawyer County Record July 2013
06/12/2013:  Heart of North Survey of primary low water controlling beaver dam.
05/16/2013:  This website is independently operated and not the official website of RLPOA or Round Lake Property Owners Association.  We still and always have cooperated with RLPOA when mutually beneficial. 
12/12/2012:  RLPOA Membership Brief concerning Water Level Issue.  PDF 1.47MB
11/21/2012:  County Board votes to rescind 41 Order and replace dam with culvert.  Sawyer Co. Record Article
11/15/2012:  County Board rejects RLPOA compromise.  From Sawyer County Record.
10/26/2012:  RLPOA Board approved water level statement.
10/16/2012:  Zoning & Conservation Minutes Oct. 10, 2012 "A written recommendation drafted by the Round Lake Chain Taskforce was submitted to the Committee indicating that the taskforce recommends the replacement of the Carlson Road Bridge, removing the existing dam and replacing it with a concrete box culvert or similar structure and to also request that the DNR rescind the 1941 order."   Motion carried and sent to Sawyer County Board 10/18/2012.
09/22/2012:  Tom Wolf elected new president of RLPOA for one year term.
09/21/2012:  RLPOA forms new Social Committee - Volunteers needed.  email: member@roundthelake.com 
06/15/2012:  Based on established  survey benchmarks and Sawyer County documents 1941 Order range 1345.08 to 1345.33 NAVD 88.
06/05/2012:  New Water Level & Rain Data page.
08/23/2010:  Round the lake Google Group forum developed by RLPOA newsletter editor Carl Scheider.
07/16/2007:  RLPOA has IRS 501 (c) (3) status and donations may be tax deductible.

 
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