07/28/2016: Private legal
action temporarily stops Round Lake Carlson Road Dam abandonment
and rescission of 1941 PSC Water level order.
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
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:
04/03/2016: Round Lake
about 1346.4 County Highway B gauge about 7 inches below 100
year flood level.
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+/-.
temperature about 54 degrees.
elevation still a fraction under 1346.0 with minimal flow thru
Carlson Dam due to downstream beaver dams above Highway NN.
04/12/2015: ICE OUT 99%+
on Big Round.
beaver dam immediately upstream of NN is still open in the
middle and not controlling Round Lake water level:
04/04/2015: Round Lake
1345.925 at Carlson Dam about .6' above maximum authorized
level. Very poor flow thru Carlson Dam.
12/03/2014: Big Round
Lake covered with thin layer of ice.
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
08/23/2014: Lake 1345.765
at Carlson Dam 7PM.
08/11/2014: 1345.8 lake
level at Carlson Dam after 0.6" rain south side of Round Lake
07/29/2014: Lake at
07/24/2015: Round Lake
Picnic Saturday August 16, 2014 12:00-2:30 PM.
07/24/2014: Round Lake
1345.9 at Carlson Dam.
elevation 1346.1 at Carlson Dam (6" below early season peak).
floating bogs developing on Round Lake in Musky Bay and
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.
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
05/30/2014: Both beaver
dams upstream of NN are no longer functioning or holding back
Dead beaver washes up at NN culverts.
Site of prior beaver dam at 1346+/- substantially broken
Before on May 7, 2014.
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
Lake at 1346.6 at Carlson Dam today
05/17/2014: Lake 1346.47
at Carlson Dam.
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
reporting a 1' drop back in 2002.
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
05/06/2014: ICE OUT
Little Round & Richardson Bay.
03/30/2014: Flashback -
Round Lake Ice out dates 5/15/2013, 3/25/12 & 4/24/2011.
General Membership Meeting 06/07/2014 9AM.
01/30/2014: Area 2013
12/14/2013: Snow mobile
trails marked on Round Lake.
10/19/2013: Tim Chisser
and Martin Hanson new board members elected at RLPOA meeting
10/5/13. Tom Wolf continues as President.