A plan has been developed under the One Watershed One Plan initiative to implement a variety of projects in the Pine River Watershed intended to make positive meaningful changes in the quality of water in the watershed of which our lakes are a part. A small part of the total watershed plan report is appended below to give you information on the proposed implementation schedule for the projects to be undertaken. You will note that in our sub-watershed the report reveals that one of the main objectives is to provide greater protection by acquiring conservation easements on 1187 acres of property currently forested and critical to high lake water quality. The estimate of the cost of these easements is $285,369, $74,998 of which is already available under the Sustainable Forest Initiative Act. See the map and report segment below for more detailed information. A full copy of the current watershed plan can be downloaded at Pine River Watershed Full Plan .
On infrequent occasions the Minnesota DNR does various kinds of surveys of Minnesota lakes. Two have been done on Roosevelt and Lawrence Lakes. They can be downloaded below.
RALALA is working on trying to improve the collection and dissemination of water quality information about our lakes, but some information is currently available. Check out the documents linked below:
Report on Roosevelt Lake Water Quality (pdf)Download
Pine River Watershed Water Quality Report Card (pdf)Download
Lawrence Lake Summary (pdf)Download
Leavitt Lake Summary (pdf)Download
North Roosevelt Lake Summary (pdf)Download
Roosevelt South Lake Summary (pdf)Download
Smokey Hollow Lake Summary (pdf)Download
The DNR publishes information in Lake Finder about lake size, depth, shoreline length, water clarity, accesses, fish stocking, and the results of its fish surveys. Here are links to reports on our lakes:
Check out this great video of walleye fingerlings being stocked into Roosevelt Lake by the DNR