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Slow no wake lifted for Powers Lake and Lake Benedict

A slow no wake order has been lifted for Powers Lake and Lake Benedict in Randall, Randall town Chairman Bob Stoll said in an email announcement. The slow no wake was originally imposed Saturday when water levels at the official gauge exceeded 1.5 feet. Share Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 0

Slow no wake order issued for Powers Lake and Lake Benedict

A slow no wake order has been issued for Powers Lake and Lake Benedict, Randall town Chairman Bob Stoll announced Saturday. The order is in effect until further notice. At the gauge, water level was between 1.6 and 1.7 feet, Stoll said.  The benchmark is 1,5 feet. Share Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 0

Village wide lake district for Salem Lakes blasted before it gets started

Exploration of a nascent proposal for a village wide lake district ran into criticism at its first discussion before the Salem Lakes Village Board Monday evening. Trustee Bill Hopkins initiated the discussion, saying it was in reaction to information he had heard that Trustee Dennis Faber was championing the district — which could levy a […]

Salem Lakes may consider creating permit parking for village residents only at Silver Lake boat launch

The Salem Lakes Village Board may consider creating eight car and boat trailer parking spots near the village’s Silver Lake boat launch. But in the meantime, the village found further justification for its parking ban in the area that it intended to enact after its last meeting. The Village Board voted Aug. 13 to remove […]

Woman and child drown in Twin Lakes

A 54-year-old woman and a 3-year-old boy died in Twin Lakes Sunday in unrelated apparent drownings at different beaches, one on Lake Mary and one on Lake Elizabeth. Release of the identities of both of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of family, said Twin Lakes Police Chief Adam Grosz. The following statement was […]

July 25, 2018 lake test results: Lake Shangri-la #1, Lance Park beach closed and Paddock Hooker Lake Association, Hoag Park and DeWitt Park beaches under caution

Lake Shangri-la #1 on Lake Shangri-la and Lance Park on Lake Mary are closed to swimming and Paddock Hooker Lake Association beach and Hoag Park beach on Paddock Lake and DeWitt Park beach on Silver Lake are on caution after testing on Tuesday showed elevated E.coli levels in those locations. Cautions are issued for results […]

Twin Lakes to pursue new lake level monitoring system

Lakes Mary and Elizabeth are both figuratively and physically central to the village of Twin Lakes. On Monday, the Twin Lakes Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District commissioners — who are the same individuals as the Village Board — voted to pursue a partnership with the United States Geographic Survey that should result in more accurate and […]

July 18, 2018 lake test results: Paddock Hooker Lake Association beach closed

The Paddock Hooker Lake Association beach is closed to swimming after testing on Tuesday showed elevated E.coli levels there. Cautions are issued for results of more than 235 E.coli/100 mL. Beaches are closed to swimming for a test result of more than 1,000 E.coli/100 mL. Tuesday’s results at the PHLA beach were 2,419 E.coli/100 mL. […]

July 12 lake test results: Caution lifted at Old Settlers County Park beach; monthly test results reported

A swim caution at Old Settlers County Park beach on Paddock Lake has been lifted after testing from Wednesday showed lower E.coli levels. Testing from Thursday showed 31 E.coli/100 mL at Old Settlers County Park beach. Cautions are issued for results of more than 235 E.coli/100 mL. Beaches are closed to swimming for a test […]

July 11, 2018 lake test results: Old Settlers County Park beach under caution

Old Settlers County Park beach on Paddock Lake is under swimming caution after testing on Tuesday showed elevated E.coli levels there. Cautions are issued for results of more than 235 E.coli/100 mL. Beaches are closed to swimming for a test result of more than 1,000 E.coli/100 mL. Monday’s result at Old Settlers County Park beach […]

July 3, 2018 lake test results: North Shore Lake Association beach on Paddock Lake under caution

North Shore Lake Association beach is under swimming caution after testing on Monday showed elevated E.coli levels there. Cautions are issued for results of more than 235 E.coli/100 mL. Beaches are closed to swimming for a test result of more than 1,000 E.coli/100 mL. Monday’s result at North Shore Lake Association was: 613 E.coli/100 mL. […]

June 29, 2018 lake test results: Paddock Lake beaches closed or under caution; Rock Lake under caution

All Paddock Lake beaches are either closed or under caution for elevated E.coli levels after testing Thursday. On Paddock Lake, the Paddock Hooker Lake Association Beach is closed and North Shore Lake Association Beach, Hoag Park Beach and Old Settlers County Park Beach are all under swimming cautions. Rock Lake is also under a swimming […]

Twin Lakes to lift slow, no wake status Saturday

Slow, no wake status will continue on Lakes Mary and Elizabeth in Twin Lakes until 9 a.m., Saturday. After that boats will be able to observe regular boating speeds. The village made that announcement Friday via the Facebook post below: Share7 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 7

Paddock Lake channel water back to normal

Testing by the Kenosha County Division of health shows that E.coli levels in the channel area of Paddock Lake are back within safe levels, village administrator Tim Popanda said Tuesday. The channel was the final part of the lake to come back to safe E.coli  levels after a failure at a lift station caused an […]

June 21, 2018 lake test results: All tested beaches open except on Paddock Lake

All Paddock Lake beaches remain closed after a sanitary sewage overflow Wednesday. Village officials are expected to make a decision Friday on whether the reopen the Paddock Lake beaches. All other beaches tested by the Kenosha County Division of Health this week are open. Results reported this week are: Randall — Powers Lake, 6 E.coli/100 […]

Slow, no wake orders issued in Salem Lakes and Twin Lakes

Municipal governments in Salem Lakes and Twin Lakes have put most of their lakes under a slow, no wake order. One exception to the order is Silver Lake, which continues to have regular boat operation. The Twin Lakes order affects Lake Mary and Lake Elizabeth. The lakes there received over 4 inches of rain from […]

May 31, 2018 lake test results: All tested beaches open

Weekly test results for some Western Kenosha County lakes showed E.coli levels below beach warning or closure levels. Results reported Thursday, May 31, 2018 by the Kenosha County Health Department were: Salem Lakes — Silver Lake at DeWitt Park Beach, 41 E.coli/100 mL; Silver Lake at Silver Lake County Park beach 3 E.coli/100 mL; Center Lake, 17 E.coli/100 […]

County’s annual ice fishing derby is Jan. 21 at KD Park

So Thursday, early, when the temperatures were balmy, you might not have been thinking about ice fishing. But Wisconsin normalcy has returned for the “forecastable” future so it seems safe again to report that Kenosha County’s annual ice fishing derby will return to KD Park from 7 to 11 a.m. Jan. 21. From a news release: […]

Twin Lakes to study spillway effects on lake levels

Water levels and related topics including ice damage to shorelines will be the subject of studies commissioned by the Twin Lakes Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District commissioners. One study will be performed by village engineering firm Town & Country Engineering. The cost will be no more than $4,000, as approved at a meeting of the […]

Paddock Lake again looking for water patrol for 2018 season

Paddock Lake again finds itself looking for how to handle water patrol on its lake next summer. At a Village Board committee of the whole meeting Tuesday, village administrator Tim Popanda said it is his understanding that Salem Lakes will not be offering to patrol other municipalities lakes, as Salem Lakes has done for the […]

Dead carp in Paddock Lake from bow angling, says village

A recent increase in the number of dead carp seen in and around the waters of Paddock Lake is due to the fish being legally shot with bow and arrow, not an environmental problem with the lake, village officials say. Recently, there have been confirmed incidents of large numbers of dead carp, said village administrator […]

Silver Lake County Park beach still on caution; PHLA and Center Lake clear

Silver Lake County Park beach on Silver Lake is still at a caution and Paddock Hooker Lake Association and Center Lake are now safe for swimming after resampling on Wednesday reported on Thursday. The results were: Silver Lake: 308 E.coli/100 mL PHLA: 42 E.coli/100 mL Center Lake: 106 E.coli/100 mL Silver Lake County Park beach […]

Aug. 16, 2017 lake test results: Paddock Hooker Lake Association beach closed; Silver Lake County Park beach and Center Lake under caution

The Paddock Hooker Lake Association beach on Paddock Lake is closed to swimming and the beaches at Silver Lake County Park on Silver Lake and Center Lake are under swimming cautions after testing on Tuesday showed elevated E.coli levels there. Cautions are issued for results of more than 235 E.coli/100 mL. Beaches are closed to […]

Powers Lake under swimming advisory

Powers Lake has been placed under a swimming advisory after testing there showed elevated E.coli levels. A water sample taken Monday showed 345 E.coli/100 mL, said Randall Supervisor Mark Halvey. Signs announcing the advisory will be posted. Levels above 235 E.coli/100 mL prompt a swimming caution. A beach is closed to swimming when test results exceed 1,000 E.coli/100ml. […]

Slow no wake order now lifted for all lakes in Salem Lakes

The last slow no wake order in effect in Salem Lakes has now been lifted, the village announced Sunday. Slow no wake was lifted Sunday from Camp Lake, the last lake still under such an order, an announcement circulated by village Clerk Cindi Dulaney said. All Salem Lakes lakes were put under slow no wake […]

Aug. 2, 2017 lake test results: Paddock Hooker Lake Association beach and DeWitt Park beach closed

The Paddock Hooker Lake Association beach on Paddock Lake and DeWitt Park beach on Silver Lake have been closed to swimming after test results from Tuesday showed elevated E.coli levels there. Beaches are closed to swimming for a test result of more than 1,000 E.coli/100 mL. Tuesday’s result at PHLA beach was 1046 E.coli/100 mL. Tuesday’s result […]

July 27, 2017 Lake George beach test results: Both beaches open

The two beaches on Lake George in Bristol tested this week showed water E.coli levels below the caution and closure levels. Below are the test results for samples taken July 25, 2017: Lake George (101 st ) – 135 E.coli/100 mL Lake George (South) – 57 E.coli/100 mL The testing was performed by the Kenosha […]

Slow no wake lifted for Paddock Lake

The slow no wake order for Paddock Lake has been lifted, village administrator Tim Popanda announced Tuesday morning. The most recent measurement was 794.51, about two inches below the slow no wake level, Popanda said. The lake has been under a slow no wake order, during which boat traffic must travel slow enough to not create […]

Local lakes remain under slow no wake orders

Western Kenosha County lakes that were under slow no wake orders last weekend due to heavy rain are still under slow no wake. We checked with local municipalities  and slow no wake orders for the following are still in effect: Lakes Mary and Elizabeth in Twin Lakes. Paddock Lake. Lilly Lake in Wheatland. Powers Lake […]

Paddock Hooker Lake Association beach to remain closed through weekend

The Paddock Hooker Lake Association beach on Paddock Lake will remain closed through the weekend after follow-up testing Wednesday again showed elevated E.coli levels. The latest reading at the PHLA beach was 2,419 E.coli/100 mL. A reading of over 1,000 E.coli/100 mL triggers a closure for swimming at the tested beach. The closure will remain in effect […]

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