May 1, 2020
An Alum Treatment is scheduled to begin on Spring Lake on Monday, May 4.
It will take 10 to 14 days to complete the treatment, dependent mostly on weather (windy conditions can slow us down). The project will be staged at the Spring Lake boat launch and the launch will remain open for public use.
Why are we doing Alum Treatments?
In short, we have too much phosphorus in our lakes which causes algae to grow. Alum treatments grab the phosphorus and don’t allow the algae to use it. Less algae is not only visually more appealing and better for recreation, it allows more sunlight to reach the lake bottom which is beneficial for plants and fish. For more information on Alum Treatment, click here.
What else is there to know?
The main message we need to convey is to please avoid getting in the way of the barge (see attached pics of barge). The barge follows computerized tracks. If you are on the lake and see the barge headed your way, it would be appreciated if you could move. Otherwise, they will have to come back to that location later. It would be most efficient if they could follow their tracks because certain locations in the lake receive different doses of Alum and this all needs to be pre-programmed into the computer.
Otherwise, pretty much nothing will affect the lake user. It’s totally fine to be boating, fishing, and eating the fish you catch during the treatment. If you are hard-core and would like to swim, go for it! The water is safe for your dog to drink and play in, as well.
Carb Seining On Spring Lake was completed last week by PLSLWSD together with WSB engineering and commercial fishermen. They removed an estimated 5,000 pounds of Carp.
Lakes Advisory Committee, Meets the third Tuesday of each month, 4:30pm at PL City Hall
Prior Lake - Spring Lake Watershed District, Meets the second Tuesday of each month, 6-8pm at PL City Hall.
Spring Lake Township, Meets the second Thursday of each month, 7pm at Spring Lake Township Hall.
Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District, Meets the third Wednesday of each month, 8am at the Scott Extension and Conversation Center.
Minnesota DNR Lake Info, Information on all MN Lakes, Rules & Regulations.
Citizen Advisory Committee, Meets the last Thursday of each month, 6:30pm at the PL City Hall.
4th Of July Boat Parade
Saturday, July 4
Meet on West Side at 4 pm
Concert in the Park
Saturday, August 1
Pick Your Paddle
Monday, September 7
Dan Kelly’s Sunset Beach
Bonfire and S'mores Bar
Saturday, October 10
Past 2020 Events:
Online Annual Meeting
Sunday, April 19
2020 Spring Lake Ice Out
March 30, 2020
Ice Out challenge winners!
Each winner will receive a $25 Gift card to Viking Liquor!
Leap Year Winter Party
Saturday, February 29
Boathouse Brothers Brewery