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Water Quality – Laboratory Results

Monday, June 1st, 2020

Ken Emmeck and Brad Thompson are our water quality volunteers.  A few times a year they grab samples and then take the time to promply run them over in a cooler to an area collection point.  It does require a certain amount of commitment, so thanks guys!

Below is a link to RMB Environmental Laboratories database, who processes and analyzes our samples.  If you follow the link below you will be directed to their data base page.  Select Hubbard County and Eleventh Crow Wing Lake to see the latest data and trending analysis.

https://www.rmbel.info/data/

Chlorophyll is improving with 80% confidence as is Secchi Disk with 90% confidence.  Total phosphorus is in a better than expected range when compared to similar area lakes.  So keep it up folks.  Limiting or being careful with fertilizers, maintaining and cleaning out septic systems on schedule, and keeping a buffer strip near the lakeshore are all things that we can do to help the water quality of our great gem of a lake.

At the spring meeting we also discussed the “restore the shore” program that Hubbard County COLA has.  If you do some homework and can plan on placing tree orders early, you can score quite a few small trees for a very nominal cost.  There usually is an order deadline and a pickup deadline.  See link below for more information.  These trees could be planted near the shore, or anywhere on your property for that matter.

http://hubbardcolamn.org/score–restore-your-shore.html

2020 Spring Lake Association Meeting in the books

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Thanks to all who were able to attend our first ever Virtual meeting.  We had 14 folks join us and in general the technology worked pretty well!  Comments at the end of the meeting that we should try this again.  Doing the fall meeting as an online meeting this year makes sense for a few reasons: one it would seem we will still have COVID, and two many folks winterize early and are no longer in the area in October.  So please plan on another virtual Zoom meetign for the fall.

The website is functional from an editing standpoint again, so be looking for refreshed content in the coming weeks.  A few highlights from the meeting: Jerry Hertaus gave an update on the bridge/culvert replacement.  Although there has been quite a bit of disruption of normal legislative business this session, there are still efforts to get additional bridge funding into a bonding bill.  Thanks Jerry!  Ken Emmeck gave a great update on water quality sample results from last year.  There will be a link to the laboratory reports posted below.  Also some discussion on Cty 23 (on the north shore of the east basin) regarding dust control issues and speed control.  Lots to type in for meeting minutes.

Due to yours truly being late in getting the spring newsletter out (Should have arrived just before Memorial weekend, email me if you didn’t get it), the lake association funding is also low for this time of year when most folks are sending in their dues.  Please prioritizie this activity if you’re able, we have continual needs that need payment like paid boat ramp inspections, water quality lab analysis, COLA dues, website fees, spring mailing costs, and other important business.  Thanks for ALL YOU DO!  We could not make this a successful association without your very help which is very appreciated.

Have a great summer and stay safe all.

New Fishing Regulation – 11th Crow Wing

Monday, May 14th, 2018

Please note that fishing regulations for northern pike have changed.  The entire north central corridor of lakes in Minnesota has new rules governing keeping northern pike.  See link below with excerpt from Mn DNR website:

“In the north-central zone, anglers will be able to keep 10 northern pike, but not more than two pike longer than 26 inches; and all from 22 to 26 inches must be released. Northern pike taken by spearing follow the same rules except one pike may be between 22 and 26 inches or two larger than 26 inches.”

The special regulation regarding Pike that has existed on 10th Crow Wing for many years continues and supersedes the new regulations above:  “Northern Pike: minimum size 40″, Possession limit one”.

https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/pike/index.html

11th Crow Wing Phenology (Ice In & Ice Out)

Monday, December 12th, 2016

UPDATE: Official ice-out for 2018 was Thursday May 3rd.

Below is the tracked history of Ice In/Ice Out dates for 11th Crow Wing.  Note: we are still actively gathering data for this, so if you have kept a log of ice in/ice out dates, please send them to website admin email address.  We would like to add to this, as ice out data goes back to 2006 and ice in data goes back to 2010.

Average Ice Out from 2005 to 2017 is April 18th

Ice In Date Graph

 

IceOut Dates

Lake Association Opening

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

If interested, we have a volunteer opening on the Lake Association for Secretary.  The work is only at the two meetings per year (spring and fall), and then 0.5 – 1 hour to type up the minutes and send to President/VP.

Please contact Scott (contact info below) if you have a desire to volunteer for either of these openings.  Thanks!!

 

Boating Safety Flyer

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Kim updated the boating safety page.  Hoping this is super easy for you to print out and display somewhere convenient in your cabin (fridge, corkboard, etc).   A lot of good reminders, as well as some important phone numbers regarding boating safety.  Lets have fun and be safe out there!

Lake Association BoatSafteyFlyer

10th and 11th Crow Wing Lakes Association – Main

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Hello and welcome to 10th & 11th Crow Wing Lakes Association website!   We are neighbors helping neighbors for the greater good of the lakes.  

We invite you, both local citizens and visiting guests, to utilize this website as a resource for enjoying our two northern Minnesota lakes in Hubbard County and assisting us in being good stewards of our beautiful spring-fed natural resource.  To join our association – yes, anyone who cares about the lakes can join!   Click here for LA application (for new members, as well as to renew for current members).  Our association meets just twice a year, spring and fall, so keeping informed and active is easy and efficient. 

Otherwise, feel free to contact the committee leaders of each of the projects below to offer your assistance or comments — we are a 100% non-profit, volunteer organization, and could always use assistance (time, money, energy).   Thank you for considering helping us take care of the lakes for everyone to enjoy, for generations to come!

A Lakes Management Plan was completed in April 2011 (link to .pdf file here:Lake Assoc-11th CW Lake PLAN final .  This plan mentions a brief history of our Lakes Association (started in 2001), a bit of historical facts on lakes themselves, water clarity testing (11th averages 14′ clarity), in-depth DNR fisheries plan for both lakes, DNR aquatic vegetation map for 11th, goals for the association, and an outline of Plans of Action for several particular ongoing projects:

1)  Curly Leaf Pondweed Control (Aquatic Invasive Species)

2)  AIS Prevention in our Lakes – Education and Inspection

3)  Highway 64 Issues

  • culvert replaced with bridge
  • ATV trail safety and erosion concern
  • rumble strip noise and biking safety concern

4)  Loon Nests

There is some other information posted in the Akeley community website, see link below.  We are also on Facebook, so check out that link as well.  And finally there is a link to Hubbard county COLA.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Current Officers of Lake Association

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Scott Solberg
President, 10th & 11th Crow Wing Lakes Association, Website

(612) 819-3556
(Click here for Scott’s Email)

 

Kim Bowen,

Vice President

(Click here for Kim’s Email)
Lisa Hanson
Treasurer
(218) 652-3768
(Click here for Lisa’s Email)

 

Secretary – Open (Contact any officer if you are interested)

Pictures of Our Lake

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

 

Crisp Fall morning
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November sunset, nearby lake

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White water lilly

Sunrise over Misty Eastern Bay

Sunrise over Misty Eastern Bay

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Hummingbird and Sparrow

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Full moon over point

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4th of July

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Kids loving the kayaks

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Sunset over West basin

Autumn Dusk
Nov Sunset on nearby lake
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Nice Bluegill - Thanks Diane B.

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Rainbow over Pixie Point resort

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Loony

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Sunset in East Basin

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West basin

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Catching walleyes in West basin, 2013

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CPR'd bass from 10th CW, thanks Jake
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Sail boat in West basin

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Barn in east basin

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Misty morning, east basin

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9.5" bluegill from dock, CPR'd (released)

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Swans migrating through in Fall

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Eagle's perch, East basin

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Pair of loon young-un's

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Logs...rocks...fish...and unusual structures

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Full moon over east basin

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Rainbow Labor Day 2013

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Summer Loon

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Fishing Pier

Crisp Fall morning

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Sunset over East basin

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Grey fall morning

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Misty morning

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West basin

Rainbow so close, you can almost touch it!

Rainbow so close, you can almost touch it!

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Heat lightning over lake

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East basin

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Caught a dog

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Swim platform...check

Perfect fall day

Perfect fall day

We’d like to gather pictures from lake association members, family members, and friends of 10th and 11th Crow Wing Lakes.  Historical photos, pictures of nature, fishing pics (live fish photos preferred), showing off your cabin, water recreation activities, and fun memories are all encouraged.  If you have pictures you would like to share and see posted, please email to them to Website admin email address below.  We will try to update as we move along.

Click here for website admin email to send pictures