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Lake Association News

 

Volume 20      Issue 1                           Spring 2011

 

On May 28 at 10:00 the Marysburg Hall will host the 2011 annual meeting of the Greater Jefferson German Lakes Association.

 

Who is up for re-election this year?

         · Don Jackson (retiring)

         · Dennis Miller (retiring)  

         · Bud Warmka

         · Melissa Schaefer

· Steve Schulte

· Ryan Barney (moving out of area)

Annual meeting speakers

· Aaron Wills of the Cannon River Watershed Partnership

·  Joe Pallardy  MSU has some suggestions for exotic weed control

Topics for Discussion

· Newsletter editor needed 

· Treasurer needed 

· Association software update

· Leaking culvert by German church

· Asian and big head carp 

· Aquatic Plant Management Plan

· Bike trails 

· Coalition of Lake Associations

· Exotic species grant 

· Storm siren costs

· Lake Water levels

· Fishing contest

· Advertising

· Rain Gardens

· Buffer strips

· Secchi water quality monitoring

· Fly Over follow-up

· County Road 15 and box culvert repairs

· Boat pass cleanouts

· Sewer Advisory Board

· Septic Inventory

 

 

We Need Your Help to Restore our Lakes

Specific Things You Can Do Now

The Greater Jefferson - German Lake Association has been working since its beginning in 1989 to clean up the waters in the five bodies of water that comprise the largest lake region in southern

Minnesota.  Yet, in 2008, the Federal Government declared our lakes to be “Impaired” lakes because of the high level of nutrients, particularly potassium in the lakes contributing to excessive growth of undesirable exotic weeds and algae.  To restore our waters will require the cooperation and good will of every lake homeowner to work together to improve our lakes for the enjoyment of everyone and in the future.  We will not succeed without it.  Working together we will restore our beautiful lakes.


Here are specific things you can do right now:

  1. Be a paid up member ($20 annually) of the Lake Association.
  2. Attend the Annual Meeting of the Lake Association (10:00 AM, Sat. May 28, Marysburg Church).
  3. Complete the Homeowners Survey (In the Newsletter and on our website).  This is very important.  Information from our members is required for grant applications for various lake improvement projects.  If we have your email address and can email the Newsletter we can save thousands of dollars for use in lake improvement projects.
  4. Speak to a Lake Association Board Member about your concerns.
  5. Volunteer to help in an area of your interest.
  6. Make an additional contribution to the Lake Association.  Every lake improvement project requires some financial cost; every grant requires some matching contribution.
  7. Participate in the Septic System Survey funded by the State of MN and authorized by our County Commissioners.
  8. Be a good steward of your own property maintaining vigorous and sound practices with your lawn, leaves, rain runoff, detergents, septic system and shoreline.  Many articles outlining these sound practices have been published in our Newsletter over the years.
Thank you very kindly for your good will and cooperation in these efforts.

Greater Jefferson – German Lake Association


HOMEOWNERS SURVEY

DRAFT # 2, March 26, 2011

INTRODUCTION:  Despite 22 years of struggling to mitigate the pernicious effects of a variety of pollutants and invasive plant species, our five bodies of water comprising our Lake Association continue to be classified as “

Impaired Lakes” by the federal government standard of having excessive phosphorous and other chemicals.  Working with our organizational and governmental partners, the Board of Directors is asking all homeowners on our lake chain to complete the following survey.  We want to identify the specific problems you are encountering so that our efforts can be focused on addressing and finding solutions to these problems with your understanding, support, participation, and good will as we continue our efforts to improve the quality of our lake waters.

You can complete this survey online by clicking on the "Online Lake Survey" on the Home Page.


 

Septic Inspections Grant Approved

A septic system inspections meeting, open to the public, was held March 15th at the 4H building located on the fairgrounds in LeCenter.  This meeting allowed the County Commissioners to hear input from property owners located around the German and

Jeffersonchain of lakes in regards to accepting a State grant that would provide the funds for a septic survey, via inspections, of existing systems.  It would also allow County personnel and other invited guests to help answer concerns or questions residents of the lakes area attending the meeting may have.

Two of our GJGLA board members attended the meeting, Arne Jessen and I.  The lake area residents numbered approximately 50 to 60 people.  A presentation on the guidelines and procedures of the septic inspections were presented followed by comments and questions from the residents in attendance.  I presented a GJGLA Lakes Association board position on the subject indicating that we were in favor of a septic inspection survey.  In my opinion, opposition to the grant among people in attendance was minor.  In addition, cards were handed out by County personnel for people wishing to submit written comments on the subject.  All 5 of the

County Commissionerswere in attendance, which I thought emphasized the importance they felt about implications surrounding their acceptance of this grant.

I think I should give a little history on our situation with septic systems surrounding the lakes that might be beneficial to some of our newer lake residents.  Since my involvement with the

Lake Associationboard 20 years ago, a common question in any study or project concerning lake quality has always concerned the situation with septic systems in use around the lakes.  Most of the septic system records that the County retains records on are incomplete.  The septic records that the County does have indicate that about 20% of the systems are compliant with current regulations.  That does not mean that 80% of the systems are failing or a health hazard.  This is why for years people involved with our various lake projects and studies have yearned for the updated information that a lake wide septic inspection survey would provide.  It is my understanding that a part of the grant money will be applied to updating the current system that the County uses in the tracking of septic systems within their jurisdiction.

The public meeting of March 15th preceded the official Commissioners vote on the grant application.  This vote was held on March 22nd at the Commissioners weekly scheduled meeting.  I also attended this meeting and spoke about some of the history of the situation and the need for such a survey.  The acceptance of the State grant by the

County Commissionerswas passed 3 to 2.  This grant does not cost the County or its residents any out of pocket expenses for the inspection.

It should be noted that Commissioner Connolly and Commissioner Wetzel voted against the grant and they are 2 of the 3 commissioners that represent our lakes property owners.   Why you would not vote for it escapes my sense of reasoning.  In the future we need to make sure that the Commissioners that represent us actually represent the majority’s request.  We are after all on The State of Minnesota’s impaired lakes list and this is a step in the direction of correcting the current situation.

 

Submitted by: Scott Hass; President GJGLA

 

 

 

Need more information about our lakes?  Try the MPCA links found on the Home page under the tab "Government Contacts"

 

 

Rain Gardenand Native Vegetation Assistance

***This list is comprised of contacts that have worked in Le Sueur County. 

Le

Sueur Countydoes not endorse any of these contacts in particular***

*** Please check to see if a grading and filling permit is needed to install your rain garden in shoreland areas***

Local Vegetation Contacts:

  • Le Sueur County Master Gardeners List-Contact the Le Sueur County Extension office at 507-357-2251 ext. 230. This is a metro line.
  • Culbert Nursery, Cory Culbert ( Waterville) 507-362-4494
  • Dave Sticha of DJ Landscaping/Cedar Brook Garden Center at 952-598-2875 (New Prague)
  • Hugh Valiant: 507-469-3325; e-mail: hughvaliant@gmail.com

Out of Area Vegetation Contacts:

·       Prairie Restorations/Prairie Creek Farm (

Cannon Falls) 507-663-1091

·       Feder’s Prairie Seed Co.   (Blue Earth- the town, not the county!) 507-526-3049

·       Prairie Moon Nursery, (

Winona) 866-417-8156

·       Landscape Alternatives, Inc http://landscapealternatives.com/  (651) 257 4460

·       Prairie Nursery 1-800-476-9453; www.american-natives.biz

Rain Gardens:

·       Dave Sticha of

Cedar Brook Garden Centerand DJ Landscaping at 952-758-5099;

·       Culbert Nursery, Cory Culbert (

Waterville) 507-362-4494
  • MS Excavating, Mike Skluzacek- Contractor at 507-744-2045
  • Braith Excavating, Vic Braith-Contractor; Office: 952-758-2286; Cell; 651-246-7999
  • Bolton & Menk Inc. ( Mankato) Chantill Kahler-Royer    507-625-4171 http://www.bolton-menk.com/

·       Prairie Restorations/Prairie Creek Farm (

Cannon Falls) 507-663-1091

·       Hugh Valiant: 507-469-3325; e-mail: hughvaliant@gmail.com

·       Aquatic Gardens and Landscaping, Ryan Schmitz       Phone: 507-389-9027 (

Mankato) Email: aquaticgardens@yahoo.com

 ** Remember to obtain estimates.  Prices vary considerably.  Ask to see photographs of previous shoreline projects and inquire about the prices of the examples shown.

Questions?  Contact Lauren Klement (Le Sueur County Environmental Services) at 507-357-8540.

 

 

Lake Topics

My view:  Buster West

At our most recent

Lake Associationboard meeting a number of topics came up.  Below is a summary and background for several of them.  As you can see, opportunities abound for you to become involved.  There are more issues than any of us have the time to handle on our own.  Please read through these and find one or more that are of interest to you.  Remember, this is your organization.  Please step up and help.

Newsletter editor:  After years of putting together our newsletter, Don Jackson has retired.  We thank him for all of his hard work.  The need to bring information and education to the property owners on the lake is more important than ever.  We need someone to take over our newsletter.

Treasurer replacement:  This is another opportunity for someone to step up and help the association.  Our thanks go out to Jacque Menk for all of her service as secretary and treasurer.  Since she was irreplaceable, we have made secretary and treasurer separate positions. 

Association software update: We have purchased software to help us coordinate the secretary, treasurer, newsletter editor and other board members.  It will allow for better communication with the members as soon as we have these positions in place.  Now we have to learn how to use it effectively.


Leaking culvert by German church:  From the 1930s to the 1970s there was a dam on the wetland north of German Lake.  When the wetland filled up, water flowed into German Lakefrom the north.  If the wetland was lower than the lake, a flap on the culvert closed to prevent the lake from losing water in the dry times.  When the dam was removed in the 1970s, the need for the flap ceased to exist since the water in the wetland would never be high enough to run into the lake.  Now the flap is leaking and water flows out of the lake even when the lake level is below the normal water level.  The Association is on record supporting a permanent closing of the culvert since we no longer receive water from this wetland.  Pictured:  Work on culvert. Asian and big head carp:  You have probably seen in the papers that these invasive fish are headed up the Mississippi River.  Since our lakes flow into the Cannon River which empties into the Mississippi, our lakes may be at risk.  We need research to find out if we need to install fish barriers to stop these exotic fish. Lakeand/or Aquatic Plant Management Plan:  We need to be sure that any alterations to the lake shore, water, bottom, weeds or sources of water take into consideration potential consequences.  Having a Management plan provides the background and plan for problem solving as we tackle lake issues.  It also helps us qualify for grant money.  (Joe Pallardy of MSU has completed the first part of this plan.  His work will be posted soon on the website.   We are looking for volunteers to help complete the rest of the document.)

Bike trails: 

Lake Washingtonis working on a trail around their lake.  We need to monitor their progress to see if this would be feasible or desirable around our lakes.

Coalition of

Lake Associations(COLA):  We are members of this organization.  On a monthly basis, representatives of lake associations in the three county area meet to share ideas for lake improvements.

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Exotic species grant:  We were very close to getting this grant last year.  To improve our score we need a Management Plan and more public input.  We also need to be aware of the total potential cost for treatments.  In addition, we also need to be aware of the possible unintended consequences of using chemicals in the lakes.

Storm siren costs, who should pay?  Last year the

Lake Associationspent $1,200 to pay for the electricity and insurance on the sirens.  Is it right that the 317 members of the association pay for all of the owners on the lake and for all of the people who use the lake?  Should this be a county or township expense? Lake Water levels:  Back in the 1970s there was a big battle over the level of the lake.  It was resolved when the county put in a flat bottomed culvert at the official lake level of 1017.  Water only flows out of the lake if it is above the normal level.  You can measure exactly how high the water is above normal by measuring the depth of the water running through on the upstream side of the culvert.  This spring the water was just above the 1018 mark.  If you have not lived on the lake for very long, you may be surprised at the fluctuation of lake levels.  This is not new.  Over the past 35 years there has been a 6 foot vertical variation on West Jefferson.  The low was in the late 80s when much of Middle Jefferson was mud and the fence posts from old pastures appeared in the lake.  On West Jeffersonthe water was under 1013.  The water has been above 1019 in the early 70s, the mid 80s and again in the early 90s.  Locals talk about corn fields on various parts of the lakes back in the 1930’s.  Water was also low in the 1950’s.  Please keep these fluctuations in mind when building any structures near the water.  Also note that rip rap is difficult with this much variation in level.  Shoreland buffers with deep rooted plants are your best protection against shore erosion.

GGJLA Bass Fishing contest:  This annual fundraiser for the

Lake Associationhas been run for several years by Steve Schulte.  It is not only fun, but makes money for the association.  Please do not confuse our summer contest with the Sportsmen Club contest held every winter.  None of the Sportsmen Club contest money goes to the Lake Association.

Advertising:  Thanks to all who advertise in the newsletter.  They cover almost a fourth of the cost of printing and mailing these newsletters.

Flyover:  In 2007 A.W Research Laboratory did a Flyover of our lakes.  They used low altitude remote sensing imagery to identify nutrient and toxic conditions of the lakes.  One of the findings was that some areas had a large percent of impervious surfaces.  One of the solutions for impervious surfaces is to control the rate of runoff using rain gardens.  With the help of Lauren Klement at the county, several of these rain gardens have been completed with more under construction.  Another finding was that our lakes had a high percent of shoreline with inadequate shoreline buffers.  This problem will be more apparent in times of high water.  Lawn grasses do not have the root systems to stand up under wave action.  To prevent erosion, deep rooted native plants are needed.

Buffer strips:  It would be helpful to the lakes if there were buffer strips along all of the ditches that flow into the lake.  Before we can criticize the farmers too much, we should look at how many buffers we have on our own shorelines.

Secchi water quality monitoring:  Since 1988 members of the

Lake Associationhave volunteered to measure the water clarity of the lakes and send the readings in to the Citizens Lake Monitoring Program (CLMP).  Water clarity is one way to measure water quality.  The CLMP compiles this data so that trends in water clarity can be monitored.

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County Road 15 and box culvert repairs:  For years the county had the repair of County Road 15 between Middle Jeff and West Jeff on the 5 year plan.  It would have straightened out the dangerous curve between the lakes and also enlarged the boat pass so that a boat wider than 6 feet could travel between the lakes.  This and other road projects seem to be off all of the county plans.  It will take public pressure to get these improvements back in the plan.

Boat pass cleanouts:  This is done during low water periods and require a DNR permit.  It looks like that may be a while.

Sewer Advisory Board:  The county appointed persons nominated by the

Lake Associationto study the feasibility of city sewer around the lakes.  As you could imagine this was an emotional issue and there was lots of discussion.  The Sewer Advisory board passed a recommendation that included a combination of sewer pipe, mound systems and individual systems.  Before the County Boarddiscussed the proposal in public, or released the details, they decided to do a survey of property owners.  The question asked if people were willing to pay $20,000 for a sewer system, the majority said they were not.  (It was not surprising that people voted no when there were no details for the project in the survey.)  At that point the County Boarddismissed the members of the Advisory Board.  Since that time, individuals and groups have been spending money on septic upgrades.  However, there is always the question of spending the money when a sewer pipe may be on the way.  At this time the county is considering reinstatement of the Sewer Advisory Board.  In 2010 the Lake Associationsubmitted a list of names of people who volunteered to be on the new Board.  It would be good to have a board and a long range plan that people could count on.

Member meetings in addition to the annual meeting:  Some people suggested that there be more Association meetings than the annual meeting.

History of the board accomplishments:  Arne Jessen has been reviewing the history of the

Lake Associationand will share some of his discoveries in a future newsletter.

These are the lake topics from my view.  Tell us about yours.

Buster

 

 

Concerns about issues in LeSueur County?  Contact a commissioner!

Le Sueur

County Commissioners
 Go to the "Government Contacts" tab on the Home Page

 

 

 

Lauren Klement

LE SUEUR COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

88 SOUTH PARK AVE.

LE

CENTER, MINNESOTA 56057

Direct Dial  (507) 357-8538               Fax (507) 357-8541              E-mail: lklement@co.le-sueur.mn.us

GERMAN

JEFFERSONCHAIN OF LAKES SEPTIC INVENTORY

The German Jefferson chain of lakes is nearly set to begin the septic system inventory.  The purpose of this inventory is to know what is out there so the sewer district can move forward on how to address sewage in the district boundary.  In the future, the sewer board will have to address the systems that did not participate in the inventory.  State funds are available for inventories; if funding were not available, then the residents of the sewer district area would have to pay for their inspections.

At this point during the project, the county is selecting consulting firms to interview.  The consulting firm hired will coordinate the septic system inventory project. A Kick-off meeting will take place in the near future.  

Le Sueur County has a revolving loan program where payments are made twice a year with your taxes for up to 10 years.  The Le Sueur SWCD has the Ag BMP Low Interest Loan program that has a septic system component for residents of the county.  Minnesota Valley Action Council also has a loan program available.  The State also has low interest loans available that can be applied for in the near future.

Le

Sueur Countyis stricter then the State’s Subsurface Sewage Treatment Systems Program (MN Rules Chapters 7080-7082.  Le Sueur County is beginning the process to amend the SSTS Policy.  The amendment will allow the participants of the inventory to have more time to upgrade their systems if they are failing.  If a resident chooses not participate in the inventory, the amended timeframes do not apply and will remain 6 months for imminent health threats and 1 year for non-imminent health threats.

DRAFT LE SUEUR

COUNTY InterimSSTS Policy For

German-Jefferson Subordinate service District

Upgrading Non-Complying Systems:

Imminent Health Threats: Shall be upgraded within ten (10) months of the date of the compliance inspection.  To bring systems into compliance, allow property owners to install a holding tank for temporary use with a valid pumping contract and operating permit detailing the location of the sewage disposal. The holding tank will only be permitted until such time that the Interim SSTS Policy is in effect.

Non-Imminent Health Threats (Failing to Protect Groundwater): Shall be upgraded within five (5) years of the date of the compliance inspection.  Will also extend any current deadlines on file with the Department.

Existing, Complying Holding Tanks: Require pumping contracts and operating permits.

Property Transfer:

Continue to require a compliance inspection at the time of sale.  The compliance inspection will then be on file with the Department. Inform the buyer and seller of the potential sewer district inventory and what the County’s interim policy is for non-compliance.

Existing Developed Properties: The issuance of any zoning permit (building, variance, conditional use permit, shoreland restoration) shall continue to require a compliance inspection to determine the compliance status.

Non-imminent health threats shall have five (5) years to update.

Imminent health threats shall have ten (10) months to update.

No Inventory: Continue with current SSTS program.

Inventory Started:  The County will allow installation of the septic tank(s) for use as a holding tank with a valid pumping contract and operating permit. The holding tank will only be permitted until such time that the Interim SSTS Policy is in effect.

The potential drainfield area shall be fenced off for protection from building and/or disturbance. 

If you have questions about your septic system please contact Environmental Services at 507-357-8538.

 

 

 

Lake Benton  A success story?

Earlier this year the DNR invited representatives of various government entities as well as lake associations to a meeting.  The purpose was to take input concerning the problems and concerns from those directly involved with the lakes. 

The information provided by the representatives from Lake Benton in southwestern

Minnesotawas very interesting.  Their lake had periods when it was totally shut down by mats of curly leaf pondweed.  They decided to treat with chemicals.  According to their report, over $1,200,000 had been spent on the problem.  The bill would have been higher had they not been able to use a less expensive chemical than the Aquathol that has been used in most other lakes.

The results are promising.  Last year the large mats of curly leaf were gone and boaters were able to use the lake freely.  Fishing was normal.   There were still some trouble spots, pockets of curly leaf.  The plan is to use the more costly Aquathol on those spots.

The results also raise concerns.  It was expected that native plants would return to the areas were the curly leaf was killed.  They did not.  Does this mean that permanent damage was done to the ecology of this lake?  Only time will tell. 

Another problem is that the chemical used had to be maintained at a certain level in the water for a period of 60 days.  Would that be acceptable to the majority of lake users on other lakes?

The $1,200,000 is also a problem.  This 2,875 acre lake is just a little smaller than our 3,000+ acre chain.  What would their cost have been using the more costly Aquathol?

If any of you have connections to Lake Benton or can provide more information to the

Lake Association, that would be great.  This is a project that is worth watching.

 

 

2011 Dues

You may use your credit card to pay online or we will send you a bill via email.  Just go back to the "Member Application" tab on the Home Page.

 

 

 

GJGLA JIG-A-BASS

Saturday July 16th, 2011 7:00 am – 2:00pm

On the Jefferson-German Chain of Lakes

At

CAMP FA-HO-CHA

First 45 entries will have preference

Two person tournament. Extra member allowed if 14 or under.

At least one team member must be 16 years old or older.

$150 entry fee per team ($170 after July 13th)

1st Place:    $1,500.00                                                               Trophies and Door Prizes 2nd Place:   $1,100.00                                                                       BIG BASS POT 3rd Place:    $800.00                                                                    Approximately $900.00 4th Place:    $700.00                                                                    ($20 per boat, optional) 5th Place:    $600.00 6th Place:    $400.00                                                                Payback is based on a field of          7th Place:    $300.00                                                                                   45 boats 8th Place:    $200.00                                                                 Proceeds go to the Jefferson-

                                                                                                 

German LakesAssociation

Send entry fee and a self addressed stamped envelope payable To:  Steve Schulte

                                                                                                                 

47826 Outback Ln

For more info call: 507-380-7542 or 507-931-6306.                             Elysian, MN 56028                                                                                                                

………………………………………………....................................................................................

 

Name:_________________________________________________________Age:____________

Address:_______________________________________________________________________

Phone:_____________________________________Date:_______________________________

                                                                                      Signature:___________________________

Name:_________________________________________________________Age:____________                                              

Address:_______________________________________________________________________

Phone:_____________________________________Date:_______________________________

                                                                                      Signature:___________________________

I hereby declare with my signature to waive and release all contestants, sponsors, tournament and state officials from all claims due to injury or damage incurred in connection with this event. I agree to abide by the decisions of the director and also agree to submit to a polygraph test if required.

 

B-Stark Printing                                  GJGLA JIG-A-BASS                                     B-Stark Printing

RULES AND REGULATIONS

  1. Pre-tournament meeting will be held Friday, July 15, 2011 at 7:30 pm at Camp FA- HO-CHA on
German Lake.  One member must attend.  Drawing for ease-off will be held, and rules will be

explained.  Any boat not represented will face an ease-off penalty.  Boats may ease-off from

either German or

East Jefferson.  Teams will announce their choice at the pre-tournament

meeting.  Ease-off will be assigned by luck of the draw.

  1. Tournament will be held rain or shine.  NO REFUNDS!
  2. All boats must have Coast Guard required safety equipment.
  3. All boats must have an adequate live well, capable of maintaining a Five (5) fish limit in a

live condition.

  1. Maximum horsepower shall not exceed Coast Guard limitations.
  2. Contestants must wear Coast Guard approved life vest when combustion engine is operating.
  3. Contestants will follow high standards of sportsmanship, courtesy and conservation.

Any infraction may be cause for disqualification. No alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs will be allowed in the boat.

  1. Each boat will be allowed a claim area of 30 yards around it. All contestants must stay

beyond that area. No pulling along side any other boat during the tournament. Should problems

arise; a tournament patrol boat will tow you to

Camp FA-HO-CHA.
  1. No practice fishing after 5:00 pm on Wednesday July 13, 2011!  Thereafter the lake becomes

      officially off-limits.  All boats must be trailered or secured to a landing site.   

  1. Boat check begins at 6:00 am Saturday July 16th, and all boats must arrive by 6:30 am.

Officials may check contestants at any time during the event.

      11. Only artificial lures may be used.  No live bait allowed (except pork rinds, etc.).  Only casting or

             spin casting tackle is permitted.  Rod length will not exceed 8 feet.

  1. Camp FA-HO-CHA is the only official docking station.  Leaving the boat at any other location is

grounds for disqualification.

  1. Ease-off will be by boat number sequence at approximately 10 seconds intervals.  Ease-off will

begin simultaneously at 7:00 am from both German and

East Jefferson.
  1. Boats may fish any lake on the chain.  There are 2 boat passes which are approximately 6 ft. wide,

this may restrict larger boats.  No trailering.

  1. Awards are determined by total pounds of total catch.  Five (5) fish limit of large mouth bass.  Bass

must measure 12 inches (mouth closed) to be weighed.  Use of a stringer is not allowed.  This is a

catch and release tournament…..Please do not kill your catch!!!

  1. A courtesy board will be available to you.  If a fish looks close, it will be measured!
  2. Any fish weighed in short, will be culled, as well the largest fish! (Two short fish=the loss of four

fish.)

  1. A four ounce penalty for each dead fish will be taken from total weight.
  2. Ties will be broken in the order: most fish, most live fish, big fish, coin flip.
  3. WEIGH-IN AT 2:00pm.  Late penalty to weigh-in:  DISQUALIFICATION
  4. Protest can be filed within 30 minutes of the end of the event.  The accused party agrees to take a

Polygraph test with their application.  Accusing party agrees to pay for it.

  1. TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR’S DECISIONS ARE FINAL!!!!

 

Would you like more information about curly-leaf pondweed?  Check out this link:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

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MissionStatement

The mission and purpose of the Association is to:

•·      Promote and coordinate water management, water quality, and water control in the Jefferson German lakes water basin.

•·      Further communication between members of the Association and other parties interested in the Jefferson German lakes water basin.

•·      And do all other thins of common interest and benefit with regard to water management, water quality, and water control regarding the Jefferson German lakes water basin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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