June 30 Lake Surface Temp - 76
Lake Level = 29.6" 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!
COME JOIN US FOR THE ANNUAL 4th of JULY FLOTILLA
 *and* CONCERT ON THE LAKE!    
Saturday, July 4, 2020 3 PM -Decorate your boat (if you like) and Meet at the boat landing (or you can 'join the parade' at any point you like!)
AFTER THE FLOTILLA (about 3:30) COME TO THE "MILLIE PAD JAM" CONCERT ON THE LAKE!
LIKE LAST YEAR, IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE FLOTILLA, MICK HOWEN AND HIS BAND WILL PERFORM   Only attendance is from a boat anchored in one of the bays (next to our peninsula/island) for the Lake Mildred and Clear Lake Owners Association! Starts around 3:30PM. SAT, JULY 4TH!!

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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  JUNE 21 - HAPPY SUMMER SOLSTICE - Enjoy the longest day of the year!

  JUNE 20 - GIANT DRAGONFLIES START HATCHING - This huge yellow beauty appeared on our dock 6/20/20.  Perhaps it foretells the arrival of horseflies & deerflies sometime soon?

  JUNE 12 - STAN STRUB UPDATES WATER LEVEL CHART -
Stan Strub has been tracking water levels on Clear Lake for years.  And because Clear Lake and Lake Mildred are connected, these levels apply to Lake Mildred also.  Last year Stan Strub shared with us his excellent graph and data, and has now updated it to May 1, 2020.  To see all the detail, click on the image to see it enlarged.

  JUNE 11 - RAIN RAIN RAIN & MORE RAIN -
Nearly 3" of rain yesterday and a few stray thunderstorms today, have the lake -yet again- at new record high levels.  When will it stop?  Or is the real question "Will it stop?"  The lake is approaching nearly 3 FEET above the OHWM.

  JUNE 6 - DRAGONFLIES ARRIVE!  GOODBYE MOSQUITOES 
The mosquitoes were getting bothersome after the recent rains, but now the dragonflies are hatching in large numbers, and are filling their little bellies with mosquitoes.  All hail the Air Force!

  MAY 28 - MORE BIRDS!
  'They' say that the Covid-19 crisis has created a renewed interest in birding - and that can't be a bad thing, right?  The last couple days there are a lot more newly-fledged chicks at the feeders, some of which are hard to ID.  The cutest was a young red-wing blackbird male, with his tiny little red wing patches.

  MAY 26 - SUDDENLY IT'S SUMMER -
Hot & humid for a fabulous Memorial Day weekend, in which the lake is warming quickly, leading to the panfish and bass moving into the shallows, and......and......the mosquitoes hatched.  Now we wait for the 'air force' dragonflies to arrive and decimate the mosquitoes.  Hurry up please!
  AND THE BIRDS! - Great birding these days, with most of them courting or on the nest.  And of course the woodpeckers - Hairy woodpeckers, Downy woodpeckers, Red-Bellied woodpeckers, Red Headed woodpeckers, and the biggest of them all, the mighty Pileated woodpeckers.

  MAY 19 - 2020 SPRING LMPOA NEWSLETTER NOW AVAILABLE
Many of you receive the Association newsletters by snail mail, but you can also see it (and past newsletters) at the Lake Association Newsletters & Dues page, or by clicking HERE.

  MANY NEW BIRDS ARRIVE -
It's great to see Spring arrive of course, and one of the many benefits is the arrival of a great variety of birds we haven't seen in months, such as Indigo Buntings, Rose-breasted Grossbeaks, Orioles, and many more.  Still waiting to see our first Scarlet Tanager of the year.

  MAY 7 - GET READY FOR THE HUMMERS -
On or about May 10 our hummingbirds will return, so it's time to fill those hummer feeders and prepare for their arrival!

  APRIL 24 - BACK TO SPRING AND OPEN WATER -
After a cold and somewhat wintry start to Spring, we finally got springlike weather and the lake became roughly 80% open yesterday, so we'll call yesterday the "Ice-Out Day".  Today the lake appears to be close to 90% open, loons are yodeling (and a family of eagles near Larson Point is why!), and it promises to be (Finally!) a beautiful Spring weekend on the lake to pull out the grills and picnic tables and start a new season!
  And, there have been at least 3 loons on the lake although we haven't been able to spot their bands to see which birds they are.  Those loons have been noisy today because an eagle family on Larson Point has been hazing those loons sometimes!

MARCH 23 - "ICE-OUT!" -
Thanks to some wind the past few days, we got to about 80% ice-out today.  By the next day it was pushing 90% out by noon.

  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

  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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