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

CRAPPIE TIME - Somebody's having fun!  Mark Jacobs caught this crappie on Clear Lake on January 16, and from the smile on his face, we're guessing he was enjoying the catch.  Jan and Mark report that the ice was 13.5" thick on Clear Lake that day.  (photo by Jan Jacobs)

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"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, Henry David Thoreau
"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,

LAKE MILDRED ICE RINK - The warm weather lately has the lake slick with slippery ice.  And if the lake level holds at this level when the ice goes out, it will be even higher than last year!   (photo by Sandy Ebben)

KEEP LAKE MILDRED CRYSTAL CLEAR
To prevent invasive species, Please clean your boat, trailer, and bilge before moving it between lakes.
APRIL SNOW  - The lake just recently became ice free during strong spring winds.  A couple days later (on 4-11-17) 5 inches of snow fell and left the lake looking like a combination of winter and spring.  And the lake level is also much higher than last fall, as precipitation keeps falling.  (April 11 photo by Sandy Ebben)

FIGHTING LOONS  -  Today the Ebben's (and likely others on Lake Mildred) witnessed two loons battling, presumably for dominance and territory on Lake Mildred.  While the picture shown here is not the loons from Lake Mildred, this IS exactly what was witnessed.  Normally, the battling loons simply "chase" across the water, but today they actually engaged in physical combat.  Both swam away.  For now. (Google Images)

 NEW SIGN AT BOAT LANDING - In response to concerns about the danger involved with people try to use the boat landing like a swimming beach, the LMPOA Board has installed a sign at the boat landing, informing everyone that they should stay clear of the area when boats are using the landing for its intended purpose.  A photo of the sign appears at left.

LOAD UP THE ARK!  -  It won't stop raining.  The past few days (5/18/17) have seen nearly 4 inches of rain.  And this comes after an already record-breaking wet spring and a lake level above the Ordinary High Water Mark (unofficially, because we have no "official" OHWM).
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FRIENDS AND FOES  - After just a couple warm days following a very cold  and wet spring, the lake water zoomed in temperature and the mosquoes and dragonflies both started hatching in earnest on June 4.
ATTENTION BOATERS!  BE AWARE OF YOUR BOAT WAKE  -  With the high lake water levels we now have (June 2017) and the property damage and land erosion that DO occur from motorboat wakes, we hope and pray that everyone is mindful of the size wakes caused by their motorboating.
Copyright 2014 David Ebben