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Boats crash on Lake Elizabeth

There were no serious injuries resulting from a boat crash on Lake Elizabeth in Twin Lakes this evening. From a  media release from Twin Lakes Police Chief Dale Racer: On Sunday, August 31, 2014 at approximately 5:00PM, two motor boats traveling at medium speeds on the northeast end of Lake Elizabeth collided causing one of […]

Twin Lakes removes seaplane landing ban for Lakes Mary and Elizabeth

Seaplane pilots will be able to land their planes on Lake Elizabeth anytime conditions are right and on Lake Mary with a permit after action by the Twin Lakes Village Board earlier this week. The board passed a revised ordinance on seaplanes and other lake activities at Monday’s Village Board meeting. The ordinance passed unanimously, […]

Beach advisory issued for Lilly Lake beach

A beach advisory has been posted at Lilly Lake Beach, Wheatland town Clerk Sheila Siegler has announced. The test from Aug. 11, measured 411 cfu/100mls. A test of greater than 235 and less than 1,000 results in a beach advisory. Results higher than 1,000 cfu/100mls close the beach. Burlington Water Pollution Control Facility tests the water. The […]

Twin Lakes Village Board considering lifting seaplane landing ban

The Twin Lakes Village Board is considering lifting or modifying a ban on landing seaplanes on Lakes Mary and Elizabeth. But after a Committee of the Whole meeting Monday it’s not clear what course of action would have the support of a majority of the board. That in part was because three board members — […]

Beach advisory lifted for Lilly Lake

Lilly Lake Beach has reopened without a beach advisory after a latest round of testing, Wheatland Town Clerk Sheila Seigler reports. A test taken Tuesday showed a result of  124 cfu/100 mls. Results above 235 cfu/100mls trigger an advisory while results over 1000 cfu/100mls close the beach. A test taken Monday had triggered the advisory.

Lake Elizabeth part of Wisconsin Walleye Initiative

Lake Elizabeth in Twin Lakes is a sentinel lake in the Wisconsin Walleye Initiative, those attending the  Twin Lakes Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District meeting on Saturday learned. As a result, the lake could see a huge increase in stocking of large walleye fingerlings starting in 2015, said Luke S. Roffler, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources senior fisheries […]

Twin Lakes to open channel from Lake Elizabeth to new spillway

The Twin Lakes Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District approved spending no more than $2,400 for treatment of Eurasian milfoil and lilypads in an effort to open up a channel through which water can easier flow from the southern end of Lake Elizabeth to the newly constructed spillway located over the state line. Stantec will perform […]

Heavy snow cover didn’t deter milfoil on Camp, Center lakes

One of the curses of local lake management — Eurasian milfoil — continues to defy expectations. At Monday’s Salem Town Board meeting, Supervisor Dennis Faber, who also is a commissioner of the Camp/Center Lakes Rehabilitation District, said conventional wisdom going into this spring and summer was that the heavy snowfall of this year — including on […]

Slow no wake lifted for Lakes Elizabeth and Mary

The slow, no wake order for Lakes Mary and Elizabeth in Twin Lakes has been lifted, village clerk Kathleen Richardson announced this morning. “As the lake levels are still higher than normal, we are advising boaters to still use caution while resuming normal boating activities,” Richardson’s announcement went on to say. The slow, no wake order […]

Twin Lakes keeps slow no-wake in effect after special meeting

A slow, no-wake order on Lakes Mary and Elizabeth will have to remain in effect until the level as measured at the boat launch gauge on Lake Elizabeth is below the level stated in a village ordinance, the Twin Lakes Village Board announced at a special meeting Thursday evening. The board held the special meeting […]

Lakes Mary and Elizabeth expected to be slow no wake over holiday weekend

Lakes Mary and Elizabeth are expected to continue to be on slow, no wake status for the Fourth of July holiday, village administrator Jennifer Pollitt announced today. As of a reading today, the gauge at the Lake Elizabeth Marina is 3.5 inches over slow no wake level. “With an expected drainage rate of 0.5” per day, it […]

Slow no wake ordered in Twin Lakes

Slow no wake has been ordered for both Lake Mary and Elizabeth in Twin Lakes, village Clerk Kathleen Richardson has announced. Slow no wake is ordered when lake levels are high to prevent shoreline erosion. The order will remain in effect until further notice.

Lake treatment next Monday, Tuesday for Lakes Mary & Elizabeth

Twin Lakes village government has made the following announcement regarding aquatic plant treatment next week: Treatment for Eurasian Water Milfoil for Lake Mary and Elizabeth will take place on Monday. June 9 and Tuesday, June 10, 2014. There is a 24-hour ban on swimming at the shore treated areas only and will be marked by […]

Salem Water Patrol to host boater’s safety course

A boater’s safety course sponsored by the Salem Water Patrol and the state Department of Natural Resources will be held May 24 and 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Town of Salem Fire/Rescue-Trevor Station, 11252 254th Court (off of Highway C). This class will teach you the basics of boating, boating laws and regulations […]

Twin Lakes to use new firm for watermilfoil treatment

Twin Lakes Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District Board of Commissioners Monday approved a contract for the treatment of watermilfoil in the lakes this year with a different compnay than it has been using recently. Commissioners — who are the same as the Village Board members — unanimously approved a contract with Stantec of Stevens Point for […]

Is your ice shanty stuck? Consult with the DNR

If your ice shanty is still on a local, but you can’t move it due to continue cold, cold, cold weatrher here, the Department of Naturdal Resources wants to hear from you. From a Warden Wire article published this week: The Department of Natural Resources and the conservation wardens understand the predicament facing some ice […]

Twin Lakes approves bid for spillway rehab

The Twin Lakes Village Board Monday approved a bid to rehabilitate the Lake Elizabeth dam/spillway despite the persistent objections of one trustee. The work was awarded to JF Brennan for $373,208. That company was the only one that responded to a request for bids. JF Brennan, headquartered in La Crosse, is a “marine construction and environmental remediation company” […]

Twin Lakes moves dam project forward

The Twin Lakes Village Board voted 6-1 to go ahead with seeking proposals for the Lake Elizabeth spillway repair. That one dissenting vote came from Trustee Kevin Fitzgerald who mounted a concerted effort — complete with a slide show — arguing against the fixed height of the spillway in the design for the new structure. […]

Twin Lakes considering raising boat launch fees

A schedule of higher boat launch fees for Twin Lakes launches was presented to the Twin Lakes Village Board Monday. Proposed new rates are: $7 daily for non-motorized and non-trailered boats. $8 daily for all otherboats (current fee is $7). $50 for resident/property owner season pass (current fee is $47). $75 for non-resident /non-property owner […]

Salem will not apply for requested buoys on Hooker Lake

An effort by four lakeshore residents to have slow-no wake buoys placed in the western bay of that lake will not be acted on further by the Salem Town Board after action at a special Town Board meeting Monday. Board members voted 3 to 1 with one abstaining to not pursue an application with the […]

Scouts and other volunteers to clean-up Twin Lakes shoreline

A group of Boy Scouts and other volunteers will again conduct a clean-up of the shorelines of Lakes Mary and Elizabeth on Sept. 7, starting at 8 a.,m. at Lance Park in Twin Lakes. The group will kayak/canoe/row/swim/walk the entire shoreline and shallow areas of both lakes to pick up any trash left over from […]

Wheatland chairman will propose limiting ice motorcycles to weekend

Wheatland Town Chairman Bill Glembocki said he will propose limiting ice motorcycle use on Lilly Lake to 10 hours on weekends. Glembocki made the announcement at the annual (fall) meeting of the Lilly Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District Saturday. Motorcycle use and racing on Lilly Lake arose as a controversy last winter when some lake residents […]

Twin Lakes gets update on dam/spillway project

The Twin Lakes Village Board heard an update on the ongoing Lake Elizabeth Dam/Spillway project Monday night. Along the way, some vigorous discussion between Trustee Kevin Fitzgerald and village President Howard Skinner emerged on the effect of the new design on lake levels. The spillway is located in Illinois on land that is owned by the village. […]

Salem Public Safety and DNR to host Boater Safety Course

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Salem Public Safety will be offering a Boater Safety Course on Aug. 10th and 11 at the Trevor Fire Station training room. The classes will run both days from 8:30a m o 2:30 pm and is limited to the first 25 students. Costs will again be $10 with […]

Lilly Lake treated for milfoil

Lilly Lake in Wheatland was treated for Eurasion milfoil on June 13, town Clerk Sheila Siegler reports. About six total acres of area near shoreline was treated by Marine Biochemists of Mequon. The full report is available here. A map of the treated areas is available here.  

Salem and DNR establish life jacket kiosk at Camp Lake launch

The following statement comes from the Salem Public Safety Department: The Department of Natural Resources and the Town of Salem Public Safety Office has teamed up and placed a “life jacket kiosk” at the recently renovated DNR boat launch on Camp Lake off 277th Avenue. The idea behind the kiosk was developed by the DNR […]

Twin Lakes Lake Education Assistants begin their work

Twin Lakes has issued the following press release regarding Lake Education Assistants: The Village of Twin Lakes has hired four students to work as Lake Education Assistants this summer. The Lake Education Assistants will be educating boaters and conducting free courtesy boat checks throughout the summer at Lake Mary and Lake Elizabeth to assure the […]

DNR to host meeting on Rock Lake plant control

A Department of Natural Resource sponsored public informational meeting regarding aquatic plant management on Rock Lake will be held at the Salem Town Hall on May 30, at 8 pm, Craig Helker, water resources biologist with the Wis. DNR has announced. Those who have questions or would like to learn more are invited to attend. […]

Rock Lake associations clash again over latest weed harvesting plan

The two separate associations affiliated with Rock Lake are again clashing over weed harvesting. Membership of  the Rock Lake Restoration Association have favored some weed cutting to open up a navigable channel to open water in the center of the lake. Rock Lake Highlands Association members oppose weed harvesting on the lake. Both sides were represented at […]

Twin Lakes receives Clean Boats Clean Waters grant

Twin Lakes will be able to continue it monitoring of the  Lake Elizabeth Marina and Lance Park boat launches this summer thanks in part to a  Clean Boats Clean Waters grant through the Wisconsin DNR. Here is a village press release on the subject: The Village of Twin Lakes learned Monday that they were awarded a Clean […]

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