Stearns County area lakes are currently experiencing unusually high water levels. In particular, the Chain of Lakes and Sauk River area around Cold Spring and Richmond, as well as Two Rivers Lake in the St. Anna area are especially high, The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office is in the process of placing “No Wake” signs in these areas. In these lakes and rivers and in all Stearns County waters, the Sheriff’s Office is asking boaters to exercise restraint, good judgement and common sense. Boat operators should reduce their speed to create no wake or waves from their boat. Water patrol officers will be out on area lakes over the weekend, weather permitting, reminding boaters to follow these recommendations. The following lakes have been added to the “No Wake Advisory” as of June 17, 2014.
Koronis Lake in Paynesville Twp.
Rice Lake in Eden Lake and Paynesville Twp.
Big Lake in Munson Twp.
This is in addition to the lakes that had advisory no wakes already in place. The Stearns County area continues to receive large amounts of rain and other lakes may be added as needed.
As of June 19, the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office has added several more area lakes to the “No Wake Advisory”.
Carnelian Lake in Maine
Beaver Lake off Hwy 15 in Fairhaven Twp.
Caroline/Maria chain of lakes in Southern Fairhaven Twp.
Water levels remain very high and reports continue to come in regarding shore erosion, float debris and lost docks or boats.As of June 27, the Sheriff’s office has added Big Fish Lake in Collegeville Township to the “No Wake Advisory” list.
Boaters and other recreational watercraft users are urged to evaluate water levels on all other
Stearns County Lakes when using the public waters. The Sheriff’s Office would ask the boaters and other recreational watercraft users take the lake water levels into consideration even on lakes that have not been posted with advisories and reduce the wake that their craft creates. There has been overall good compliance with this advisory. The Sheriff’s Office thanks all lake users for their cooperation in this matter.