Lake Data

BASIC INFORMATION

  • DNR Lake ID number:  66-0027-00Screenshot 2015-01-16 18.17.31
  • County:  Rice
  • Nearest Town:  Lonsdale (6 miles northwest of Faribault)
  • Primary County: Rice
  • Survey Date:  07/20/2004
  • Lake Characteristics:
    • Total acres:  837.56
    • Littoral acres:  624
    • Maximum Depth (ft):  14
    • Water Clarity (ft): 5
    • Abundance of Aquatic Plants:  N/A
    • Maximum Depth of Plant Growth (ft):  6
  • Ditch 32 inlet (West) watershed: 10,167 acres
  • Wolf Creek inlet (Southwest) watershed: 8,700 acres
  • Number of houses on lakeshore:  85


LAKE MANAGEMENT PLAN  (APRIL 2011)

 

WATER LEVEL DATA

Period of record: 05/05/1937 to 04/09/2010
# of readings: 434
Highest recorded: 1008.59 ft (06/27/1993)
Lowest recorded: 1002.68 ft (08/28/1941)
Recorded range: 5.91 ft
Last reading: 1005.41 ft (04/09/2010)
Ordinary High Water Level (OHW) elevation: 1005.4 ft


MAPS

Screenshot 2015-01-16 18.26.41Watershed:  Cannon River Watershed Partnership –

Circle Lake watershed map  (June 2010)

 

Screenshot 2015-01-16 18.00.48Watershed:  Rice County –

Circle Lake watershed map  (November 2010)

 

DNR SURVEYS      

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August 2012:  DNR draft lake survey report for Circle Lake.

July 2010:  DNR Invasive Species Department — report of inspection done in response to a lake association member who spotted Eurasion Milfoil in the Wolf Creek inlet at the 130th Street culvert.

June 2010:  DNR Invasive Species Department — Invasive Species Point Intercept Study of Circle Lake.  Over 100 points on the lake were sampled for Curly-Leaf Pondweed and other invasive species as well as native plants.

March 2010:  DNR rough fish seining report for Circle Lake.


OTHER

Rice County:  Water Resource Management documents, including the 2010-14 Local Water Management Plan

April 2001:  MPCA report excerpts re: lake water transparency

1997(?):  CRWP report re: turbidity monitoring

1996(?):  Hydrologist report re: US Geological Survey activities


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