Lake Augusta Bog Removal
Bog removal has been a long debated topic in many lakes in Minnesota; it certainly is a topic of Discussion/Frustration for Lake Augusta property owners. Especially in the Spring or during high water periods. There are Statutes and Guidelines published by the DNR that outline many of the ways to deal with them. You can view these Guidelines on the DNR Website at: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/rules/?id=6280.0250 (Aquatic Plants and Nuisance Bogs statute 6280.0250)
Each spring the Lake Augusta Association submits a Permit Application with the DNR for Bog removal. This permit allows the Lake Association to remove problematic Bogs that are larger than 15 feet by 15 feet in size. In these cases the DNR or other Agencies may at their discretions advise or assist in the removal of the bog. This cost is paid for out of the Lake Augusta Bog Fund, funded by the Lake Augusta property owners.
If a bog is blocking boating traffic, such as at the bridge between Clearwater and Lake Augusta, the removal of the Bog is the responsibility of the Clearwater River Watershed District (CRWD).
If this happens during the weekend or holiday(s), please notify anyone on the Lake Augusta Association board. We have permission from the CRWD to hire approved contractor(s) to remove the bog that is blocking the bridge.
News & Events AUG 25th
Starry Stonewort in Pleasant Lake
Starry Stonewort has now infested Pleasant Lake (Annandale, MN). See attached article from August 11, 2018: startribune.com/Starry Stonewort Infests Wright County Lake
No Starry Stonewort found in Lake Augusta by LimnoPro Aquatic Science during recent inspection: AISEDS Lake Augusta, 8-24-2018_1.pdfRead More Read ALL
Local News JUN 24th
DNR seeking comments on transmission line environmental review document
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is accepting comments through July 24 on an environmental assessment worksheet for a proposed electric transmission line and substation in Itasca County. Great River Energy proposes to construct a 14-mile...Read More