Pleasant Lake Outlet Control Structure Opened November 2nd, 2016
November 2nd, 2016: Annandale, Minn. – The water level at the Grass Lake Dam on Clearwater / Grass Lakes has dropped below 4.04 feet on the Grass Lake Dam Staff Gauge as of November 1st, 2016. Per the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' permit for the operation of the Pleasant Lake Outlet Control Structure, the outlet was opened at 10:20am on on the 2nd. The outlet will be slowly opened to full capacity over the next couple of days in order to protect the downstream creek from erosion due to rapid release of flow. Residents on Pleasant Lake can expect water levels to drop due to the opening of the outlet. Currently, the lake is outletting via the Minnesota Department of Transportation culvert under State Highway 24 on the NE corner of the lake. The Clearwater River Watershed District will continue to monitor water levels at the Grass Lake Dam.
Please feel free to contact the District office if you have any further questions on this matter.
Targeted Fertilizer Project Successful- Water Quality Protected, Farmers' Yield Optimized
September 26th, 2016: Annandale, Minn. – Four years ago, the Clearwater River Watershed District (CRWD) instituted a program focused on protecting and improving water quality by assisting area farmers with implementing a newer best management practice on a watershed scale. At the end of this period, the CRWD is pleased to announce the program, known as the Targeted Fertilizer Application Reduction Project, has successfully concluded. Learn more!
Alternative Tile Intake Project - Enrollment Open
September 17th, 2015: Annandale, Minn. – The Clearwater River Watershed District (CRWD) is offering to assist farmers in the Kimball and Watkins area with replacing their open tile intakes with alternatives that maintain drainage and protect water resources. Click here to learn more!