March 8 Lake Surface Temp - FROZEN
Lake Level = 25.2" Above OHWM
In the Northwoods of Oneida County, Wisconsin
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Lake Mildred Surface Temperature
April 26 - 52 degrees
  11/15/14=ice-up        4/12/15 ice-out
Lake Level up about 12" in 5 months!
MARCH 8 - "50 DEGREE DAY" - The first day of the year to reach 50 degrees - always worth celebrating!  And the amount of snow melting off the roofs and the lakes is also good to see!
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May 6 -  WATER NOW IN LAKE MILDRED & CLEAR LAKE CHANNEL!
 John & Kristine Mladucky were up last weekend, to spend an AWESOME weekend, fishing, kayaking, and even enjoying cleaning up around the cottage. 
And look at what they sent us - a beautiful picture of water in the channel now joining Lake Mildred and Clear Lake - once again!

~~ Upcoming Events  ~~
2015 Meeting dates are now posted at LMPOA "Meetings/Minutes" (click here)
SPRING KICK-OFF MEETING!
May 23rd, 9:00 AM, Newbold Town Hall
Special Guest speaker! (details inside)

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Lake Mildred Area

  MARCH 8 - "50 DEGREE DAY" - The first day of the year to reach 50 degrees - always worth celebrating!  And the amount of snow melting off the roofs and the lakes is also good to see!

  FEBRUARY 25 - EARLY SPRING?  DON'T BET ON IT!
  The last few days have been unseasonably warm, with a 'springtime feel' almost to high temps in the 40's and melting snow.  But it looks like winter is returning.  Of course.

  DECEMBER 22 - WHY ARE LOONS DECLINING?
Studies have shown that loons appears to be on a long slow decline.  But why?!  Dr Piper of The Loon Project recently wrote about that very subject.  See https://loonproject.org/2019/12/16/why-are-loons-declining/.

  NOVEMBER 30 - SCIENTISTS EXPLAIN DECLINING WALLEYE POPULATIONS -
Paul Evans passes on a fascinating article explaining why some scientists believe the walleye fishing in Northern Wisconsin is declining.  https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/environment/uw-study-says-hidden-overharvest-contributing-to-decline-of-walleye/article_c7701fa6-1235-5876-b979-d6ef11168445.html

  OCTOBER - STAN STRUB SENDS LAKE LEVEL HISTORY -
Stan Strub sends us this excellent graphic depicting the water level on Clear Lake from October 2013 to the present.  As you can see, Clear Lake is 6 feet above the low level seen in 2013 - 6 FEET higher!  Lake Mildred is connected to Clear Lake, so those measurements should relate to Mildred as well as Clear.   All across the Northwoods, lakes are seeing similar high water levels.

  SEPTEMBER 20 - GLOBAL CLIMATE STRIKE *TODAY* -
Don't just stand there, DO something.  If you like the "outdoors", DO something before it's gone.

  SEPTEMBER 11 - ALARMING DECLINE IN THE LOON POPULATION?! 
Dr. Walter Piper, who directs the Loon Project and coordinates the study of loons in Northern Wisconsin, recently wrote an article describing a trend of loon decline since 1993, which might possibly be cause for alarm regarding the long-term disappearance of loons.  You can read Dr. Piper's article in The Loon Project (click here).

  ??? - CLEAR LAKE ROAD NEEDS CULVERT?  Now that the water is high, it has become quite obvious that when Clear Lake Road was constructed & filled across the natural Clear Lake/Maud Lake channel or wetland -without a culvert- then Maud Lake & Clear Lake were "cut off" from each other by the road filling.  It certainly appears that there should be a culvert put in place so that the natural ebb & flow of water connecting the two water bodies was restored.  100 years ago we didn't realize the effect that our bulldozing and road filling had on neighboring water bodies.  We do now.  Looking at an overhead view of the area (such as the County GIS map) shows that Maud Lake was clearly part of the Mildred "Chain" of lakes.
 
> SEEING A LOT OF THESE SIGNS
AROUND LAKE MILDRED & CLEAR LAKE
Everyone who joins LMPOA receives
one of these blue signs and the bolts
to mount it on the fire number pole. 
  Joining LMPOA is a great way to help
protect and preserve Lakes Mildred
and Clear for future generations.

  2020 LAKE MILDRED HOMES FOR SALE
- You can see the latest listings at the "Real Estate for Sale" page, or by clicking HERE.

  GANGS IN THE STREET -
This photo is from several years ago, but we still love Bonnie Draeger's photo of a large bear family checking out a house that was for sale near Lake Mildred.

>To see the News that previously
appeared here, click on Older News<
"A lake is the landscape's most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth's eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature."     
- Walden, by Henry David Thoreau -
KEEP LAKE MILDRED CRYSTAL CLEAR
(8/20/18 CLARITY = 24 FEET)
To prevent invasive species, Please clean your boat, trailer, and bilge before moving it between lakes.
MEMBER OF NEWBOLD LAKES COMMITTEE.
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"If you were grading on a curve...compared to other lakes in Wisconsin...Lake Mildred is at the top of the gifted and talented list"
-- Tim Hayman, Lake Scientist, Onterra Inc,
If you would like to join our email list to receive info about Lake Mildred, newsletters and the like, just let us know by sending an email to LMPOA secretary Sandy Ebben (click here)
Preserve & Protect Lake Mildred
 for Future Generations.
Prevent Invasive Specioes.
Keep Lake Mildred Crystal Clear --
Lake Clarity 5/13/13 = 28 feet

The Mildred Chain of Lakes
WE HOPE YOU LIKE THE WEBSITE MAKEOVER
-> Re-organized Menus and info   
-> New & Updated Fishing and Lake Plan Pages
> The new Photos pages have *many* more photos
Lake Mildred Property Owners Association (LMPOA) News
(note: for older news see Association page)

  SEPTEMBER 6 - THE NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS & OFFICERS are now posted online; see the details at the About LMPOA page.
and
MINUTES OF AUGUST 30 MEETING NOW POSTED at the Minutes/Meetings page.
and
2015 MEETING SCHEDULE ALSO POSTED at that page.

  SEPTEMBER 2 -
Eli Simon & Jasmine Labs have been hired by LMPOA as Lake Mildred Clean Boats/Clean Waters Boat Inspectors (see their photo, right)

  AUGUST 30 - ANOTHER NICE TURNOUT FOR THE FALL LMPOA MEETING!
  We had an interesting meeting and covered many subjects, as well as electing new directors.  More details will be posted here in a day or two....but meanwhile, THANK YOU and CONGRATULATIONS to our new directors!

  BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION - SHORT BIOS NOW AVAILABLE -
At the next meeting of LMPOA (on August 30, 9 am) the members will be electing some new directors.  CLICK HERE to see a short bio of the 4 candidates running for the positions on the board


> OLDER & 'OTHER' LAKE ASSOCIATION NEWS CAN BE SEEN AT "ASSOCIATION NEWS & SUCH" PAGE <
Somewhat premature elation, perhaps, but we can't help it, given the warming temps and melting snow....
Neal Smout, Connie Muckelberg, Carl  Corey and Pete Muckelberg display the new "Kids Don't Float" life-preserver lending station for Lake Mildred's boat landing.
Pete Muckelberg & Neal Smout display LMPOA's New Banner that will sometimes be displayed at the boat landing - to help prevent Invasive Species
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9-28-14 Bobby Draeger (son of Bonnie & Steve Draeger) heard this moose walking thru the woods near the West side of their house and cross Lake Mildred in just 3-4 minutes.

Lake Level Trend since ice-out 4/15/16
Level = 2.0" below OHWM (-2.0 OHWM)
Lake Level Has Risen 10" since Ice-Out
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