December 3 - Lake Temp = Frozen
Lake Level = 18.0" Above OHWM
In the Northwoods of Oneida County, Wisconsin
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!
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)

 Starting to Ice Over   Like so many years, this year the icing over of the lake is a process, not a distinct event.  The lake freezes totally, or in parts, and then thaws partly.  This continues for a time until it ices comletely over - for rest of the season.        (Sandy Ebben photo)
Lake Mildred Area News

  NOVEMBER 21 - WE'RE CHILLIN' NOW - At 40 degrees, the lake is within 'spittin' distance' of freezing.  The shallow-water fish and amphibians have either moved out or dug in for the season.  Any poor critter that wanders around in shallow water now runs the risk of an encounter with large toothy (and hungry) denizens.

  OCTOBER 12 -  MISSING PADDLE BOAT - HELP!  -
Lisa and Eric Loberg are missing an aqua blue and cream pedal boat. Their home is on the north shore  of the 'big bowl' on Shoreview Drive. If you  find the boat please call Lisa at 920-840-3169

  OCTOBER 9 - 3 INCHES OF RAIN = NEW RECORD HIGH LAKE LEVEL -
Last weekend we received nearly 3 inches of rain, which put the lake level at a new high for the season, at 18.75" above the OHWM (Ordinary High Water Mark).   This is quite possibly the highest lake level ever, and likely the highest level seen by any living person! 

  SEPTEMBER 18 - Packer Fans Enjoying fall on Lake Mildred -
between games.    (Sandy Ebben photo)

  SEPTEMBER 16 - LOOK AT THOSE FALL COLORS!
  The countryside is beautiful with color at this time of year.  Hear that roar?  That's not thunder, it is the Annual Harley Davidson Fall Ride, based in Tomahawk but the riding spreads all over the Northwoods.  Days of Thunder.

  SEPTEMBER 10 - THE LAKES ARE COOLING DOWN -
As fall begins to settle in, the lakes are starting to cool siginificantly and the fall colors are starting to pop.

  SEPTEMBER - Gangs in the Street  -
Bonnie Draeger was out for a walk the other day, and crossed paths with a family of 5 bears - a sow and 4 cubs.  This bear-mom has to be one of the busiest moms around.  And she appears to be looking for a bigger home! (Bonnie Draeger photos - click to enlarge)

  SEPTEMBER 3 - STAN STRUB'S CLEAR LAKE HISTORY & REPORT -
At the Fall LMPOA lake association meeting yesterday, Stan Strub presented those in attendance with a great report on both the history and current status of Clear Lake; here is a synopsis in writing, which should remain available in the future at this website's "History of Lake Mildred & Clear Lake".
  MINUTES OF SEPTEMBER 2 LMPOA MEETING - are now available at "Lake Association Meetings/Minutes".

  AUGUST 27 - SORRY FOR THE BROKEN RECORD, BUT...
it's raining, again, for two days this weekend.  What more can we say about the rain, except that we should be thankful we're not getting inundated like Texas and Florida?

  AUGUST 13 - MORE RAIN & ANOTHER RECORD HIGH FOR THE LAKE LEVELS -
After another big rain yesterday, the lake rose nearly another inch to now 17.5 inches over the OHWM. 

  AUGUST 12 - LETTER FROM PRESIDENT PAUL EVANS -
LMPOA President Paul Evans wrote a note (see it HERE or at the President's Corner) for all LMPOA members regarding the current status and plans of the Lake Mildred & Clear Lake Association - as well as a reminder that all are welcome to attend the next Lake Association meeting on September 2 at 9 am.

  AUGUST 10 - MORE RAIN, AND ANOTHER NEW HIGH LAKE LEVEL -
Another inch or so of rain, and the lake level is now at 17 inches over the OHWM.  The highest water levels anyone can remember ever seeing.

  AUGUST 6 - LOON CHICK MISSING -
Nobody we know has seen the Lake Mildred loon chick for days.  Loon chicks are notoriously vulnerable, so who knows what happened.  Still, a sad sad thing.
  IT'S AUGUST, AND SUMMER PROGRESSES - The coming of August reminds many that summer is getting a bit long-in-the-tooth.  Regardless, we are not going to even mention the touches of fall color that are starting to appear on the tips of some tree branches; nope, not gonna even think about that.
  THE "MILDRED CHAIN OF LAKES"?
Hearing more talk about how "Lake Mildred" should possibly be called the "Mildred Chain of Lakes".   A quick look at an aerial view of the Lake Mildred area shows that Lake Mildred is connected to not only Clear Lake, but is also part of chain of lakes that once included Maude Lake, Estelle Lake, and possibly more.   Bulldozers long ago cut parts of the chain off by building roadways without installing culverts or bridges. 

  AUGUST 4 - RAIN RAIN GO AWAY
and please DON'T come back another day, at least not for awhile.  Yesterday's rain totalled nearly 2" and brought the lake back up to record high levels - now nearly 16.5" above the OHWM.  

  JULY 23 - SUCCESS!  A LOON CHICK!
  Several days ago Theresa Warner reported that the Lake Mildred loons have produced a chick.  The next few weeks are critical for the survival of the chick, so our fingers are crossed.

  JULY 10 - RECORD HIGH LAKE LEVELS AGAIN!  LAKE MILDRED & CLEAR LAKE HIT NEW HIGH OF 16 1/4" OVER OHWM - 
The rain just doesn't stop, and so does the rising lake level, which is now 16 1/4 inches above the ordinary high water mark.  
  MURKY WATER -
One of the results of the high water level is the murky water this year, quite unlike the crystal clear water that we normally have.  So much shoreline debris has been washed into the lake; not only docks, rafts and boats but also logs and leaves and topsoil etc.   All the more reason to take it slow and easy when we go boating, to keep the boat wakes at a minimum.

  JULY 6 - LET'S WORK TO PREVENT DAMAGE TO OUR SHORELINE DURING HIGH WATER  -
LMPOA President Paul Evans wrote a letter to everyone, urging us all to boat carefully to try and avoid causing erosion and dock and other damage during this period of unprecedented high water.  Please read this missive at The President's Corner.

  JULY 4 - WATCH OUT FOR THE LOONS!
  The Werners are avid loon-watchers, and have a message for everyone:  "Earlier this summer the original loons' nest was destroyed after the damaging storm we had on the afternoon of June 12. Unfortunately due to the storm, both eggs were sent into the water and the nest destroyed. It, indeed, was a sad day for those of us who love the loons.  The good news is that our family just noticed two days ago that the loons have re-nested and are currently sitting on eggs. The nest is in the exact same spot, only a bit further back. This is great news, however the loons now face the high water and extreme wakes, along with the everyday threat of roaming wildlife.  PLEASE spread the word to protect these lovely creatures AND hopefully help protect so the eggs can hatch! Keeping our fingers crossed."

  JULY 2 - ANNUAL FLOATILLA A SUCCESS - BUT BARELY -
The Annual Floatilla held yesterday was nearly rained out, saved only by clearing skies just a matter of minutes before the start.  We have photos and even a video of the live music on a pontoon boat that included a shark (if, that is, we can figure out how to embed the video).  See the 2017 Photos page for more.

  JUNE 23 - BOATERS!  PLEASE BE CAREFUL!!
The non-stop rains we have received have brought lake levels higher than anyone can recall - over 15 inches above the OHWM.   This means that the edge of the lake is now touching on ground that has never before been in contact waves - let alone BIG waves such as boat wakes!  Reckless boating with a big boat will now result in huge amounts of erosion, to the detriment of both the lake and lakefront owners.  Boat wakes are totally unnatural, especially on a mostly narrow lake like Lake Mildred and Clear Lakes.  Please keep your boat wakes small.

  JUNE 12 - 3.4 INCHES OF RAIN YESTERDAY ALONE!
It just won't stop raining, and yesterday we got 3.4 inches of rain, plus it looks to start raining again within the hour (it's 6:28 pm).  The lake level is now 14.6" Above the OHWM - the highest anyone can recall.  Watch out for semi-submerged logs and debris, and even docks!

  JUNE 7 - SUDDENLY IT'S SUMMER
- Soaring temps outside means the lake is also warming fast - very very fast.  After remiaining colder than normal for many weeks, the sudden dry & hot outdoor temps are warming the lake fast, with some surface temp measurements in the last 2 days over 70 degrees!  But lake temps normalize overnight.
  UNUSUALLY MURKY WATERS - Our unusual weather gave most of the Northwoods quickly rising lake waters.  Here on Lake Mildred & Clear Lakes we are nearly a foot over the OHWM.  This leads to not only docks and boats floating away, but also logs, twigs, leaves, pollen general detritus - and thus the lake water is murkier than we've ever seen.  Especially now, when the murky water combines with a very heavy pollen.

  JUNE 4 - SYNCHRONICITY: THE HATCHING OF DRAGONFLIES AND MOSQUITOES AT THE SAME TIME -
It doesn't happen often enough, but this year the dragonflies & the mosquitoes are appearing at the same time.  The dragonflies started emerging from the lake last night, at about the same time that the mosquitoes -the dragonfly's favorite food - started hatching in droves.  The peepers were peeping loudly all last night and still today as a calm, sunny and warm day dawns - and all seems right with the world once again.   We say, "let the dragonflies eat their fill of mosquitoes".... Eat Eat Eat!

  JUNE 1 - LAKE LEVEL AT RECORD HIGH?
  As of today, Lake Mildred's water level is 11.5" over the OHWM (Ordinary High Water Mark), the highest we here at LMPOA have ever seen.  If you ask the "old timers" who have seen Lake Mildred's water levels change through the years, you come to realize that right now may be the highest Lake Mildred's water level has ever been (at least, in recorded history!).  

  MAY 28 - MINUTES OF THE MAY 27th LMPOA MEETING NOW POSTED -
You can see them at the Meetings/Minutes page.


> 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.

  2017 LAKE MILDRED HOMES FOR SALE
- You can see the latest listings at the "Real Estate for Sale" page, or by clicking HERE.

>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
(6/19/16 CLARITY = 23 FEET)
To prevent invasive species, Please clean your boat, trailer, and bilge before moving it between lakes.
MEMBER OF NEWBOLD LAKES COMMITTEE.
click here to check them out

"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,
Preserve & Protect Lake Mildred
 for Future Generations.
Prevent Invasive Specioes.
Keep Lake Mildred Crystal Clear --
Lake Clarity 5/13/13 = 28 feet

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)
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
> CLICK FOR GRAPH & DATA <


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