Lake Data





Clearwater Lake Fish Report


Historically, Clearwater Lake was stocked with 1.5 million walleye fry on an even year basis but due to the declining walleye population on Clearwater, from 2014 to 2019, Clearwater Lake was stocked with1.5 million fry each year. In 2019, an additional 55,900 walleye fingerlings were stocked in Clearwater.
Clearwater Lake DNR Fish Survey Info
Oct 7, 2019 Clearwater Lake Fish Survey
July 22, 2019 Clearwater Lake Fish Survey


Clearwater Point Interceptive Reports
 
 
Click on the link below to view the report of the point intercept survey that was done in July. It is very comprehensive and a few highlights:
  • On page 29, you will see that the percentage of times Eric found CLP and EWM has decreased from the 2017 survey

  • On page 28 you will note that the percentage of points vegetated increased over 2017

  • There are 11 different types of pondweed in the lake and chara is the dominant type of aquatic vegetation in Clearwater     (page7)

  • The maximum depth of vegetation growth went from 15 feet in 2017 to 17 feet in 2020 (page 28). 

July 2020 Point Interceptive Survey Report

July 2017 Point Interceptive Survey Report
 
 
Seasonal Transitions on Clearwater Lake
 

 
The ice transitions of Clearwater Lake in Annandale, Minnesota can not only be a thing of beauty but also a definite bookmark for lake activity. Ice-in and ice-out dates can give a relative perspective on the year-to-year duration of seasonal on-ice or open-water activity. The table below is a compilation of ice transition dates made possible by contributions from Mary Jane Miller, Tony Matanich, Steve Connelly and Kevin Dehn. After this initial data posting, past & future transition dates will continue to be available through a “Lake Data” tab on the website . . . which continues to grow & improve thanks to the efforts of Paul Pattee & Westin Nelson.

Remember that not all ice is “safe ice” when it comes to recreation such as ice fishing, ATV or snowmobile use. We’ve included a link to the Minnesota DNR (www.dnr.state.mn.us/safety/icefor information on safe ice recreation. 



Lake Level Readings

 
Early in the spring, the DNR comes out to Clearwater Lake and installs a gauge for us to be able to record and track the lake level.  See below for the up-to-date recordings taken.  It also will display when we are in the "No-Wake Zone" Level (cells highlighted  in red)

No Wake Zone Restrictions apply to Clearwater Lake when:

a.  When the water level at the Grass Lake Outlet Dam (860243TW) reaches or exceeds an elevation of 992.1 feet above sea level, motorboats shall be restricted to a slow-no wake speed within 300 feet from all shoreline unless launching or landing skiers directly to or from open water.  When high water levels have subsided and have remained below an elevation of 992.1 feet above sea level at the Grass Lake Outlet Dam for 3 consecutive days, said restrictions shall be promptly removed. 

b. No person shall operate a motorboat, including seaplane, in excess of slow-no wake speed within the channel between Augusta Lake and Clearwater Lake.
 
 
Lake Data Spreadsheet
 
 
** Click on the tabs below to view the interactive **
 
 

Clearwater Lake Fish Report


Historically, Clearwater Lake was stocked with 1.5 million walleye fry on an even year basis but due to the declining walleye population on Clearwater, from 2014 to 2019, Clearwater Lake was stocked with1.5 million fry each year. In 2019, an additional 55,900 walleye fingerlings were stocked in Clearwater.
Clearwater Lake DNR Fish Survey Info
Oct 7, 2019 Clearwater Lake Fish Survey
July 22, 2019 Clearwater Lake Fish Survey


Clearwater Point Interceptive Reports
 
 
Click on the link below to view the report of the point intercept survey that was done in July. It is very comprehensive and a few highlights:
  • On page 29, you will see that the percentage of times Eric found CLP and EWM has decreased from the 2017 survey

  • On page 28 you will note that the percentage of points vegetated increased over 2017

  • There are 11 different types of pondweed in the lake and chara is the dominant type of aquatic vegetation in Clearwater     (page7)

  • The maximum depth of vegetation growth went from 15 feet in 2017 to 17 feet in 2020 (page 28). 

July 2020 Point Interceptive Survey Report

July 2017 Point Interceptive Survey Report
 
 
Seasonal Transitions on Clearwater Lake
 

 
The ice transitions of Clearwater Lake in Annandale, Minnesota can not only be a thing of beauty but also a definite bookmark for lake activity. Ice-in and ice-out dates can give a relative perspective on the year-to-year duration of seasonal on-ice or open-water activity. The table below is a compilation of ice transition dates made possible by contributions from Mary Jane Miller, Tony Matanich, Steve Connelly and Kevin Dehn. After this initial data posting, past & future transition dates will continue to be available through a “Lake Data” tab on the website . . . which continues to grow & improve thanks to the efforts of Paul Pattee & Westin Nelson.

Remember that not all ice is “safe ice” when it comes to recreation such as ice fishing, ATV or snowmobile use. We’ve included a link to the Minnesota DNR (www.dnr.state.mn.us/safety/icefor information on safe ice recreation. 



Lake Level Readings

 
Early in the spring, the DNR comes out to Clearwater Lake and installs a gauge for us to be able to record and track the lake level.  See below for the up-to-date recordings taken.  It also will display when we are in the "No-Wake Zone" Level (cells highlighted  in red)

No Wake Zone Restrictions apply to Clearwater Lake when:

a.  When the water level at the Grass Lake Outlet Dam (860243TW) reaches or exceeds an elevation of 992.1 feet above sea level, motorboats shall be restricted to a slow-no wake speed within 300 feet from all shoreline unless launching or landing skiers directly to or from open water.  When high water levels have subsided and have remained below an elevation of 992.1 feet above sea level at the Grass Lake Outlet Dam for 3 consecutive days, said restrictions shall be promptly removed. 

b. No person shall operate a motorboat, including seaplane, in excess of slow-no wake speed within the channel between Augusta Lake and Clearwater Lake.
 
 
Lake Data Spreadsheet
 
 
** Click on the tabs below to view the interactive **