Lake Level



Little McDonald Lake

Ordinary High 1355.6'


April 2021        +7.44"

June 2020        +18" 

Dec 2019          +11'

May 2019         +11"

Feb 2019          +8.3"

Nov 2018         +14.25"

Sept 2018        +23"

July 2018          +33.0"

May 2018         +30.12"

Dec 2017          +29.25"

April 2017         +35"

Dec 2016          +31"

Spring 2016     +30.72"

Dec 2015          +32"

Nov 2015          +33.25"

Sept 2015         +36"

Nov 2014          +44.5"

Sept 2014         +47.75"

July 2014           +49.5"

June 2014         +39.75"

May 2014         +38.5"

Nov 2013         +29.75"

June 2013        +36.75"

May 2013         +35.75"

Paul Lake 

Ordinary High 1356.7'


April 2021       +6.72"

July 2020         +12"

June 2020       +21.5" 

Nov 2019         +13.5"

June 2019        +16.56"

May 2019        +18.5"

Feb 2019         +8.0"

Nov 2018         +1.57'

Oct 1, 2018      +1.95'

Aug 2018         +2.27'

July 2018          +2.69'

May 2018         +2.83'

Dec 2017          +2.29'

Spring 2016      +2.55'

August 2015     +36"

May 2014          +3.4'

June 2014          +3.9'


Find additional information on Little McDonald and Paul lake levels

Water Clarity


Little McDonald

Secchi Reading


Sept 2019           19'

August 2019      17.5'

July 2019            19'

June 2019           16'

May 2019           16'

Sept 2018           15'

August 2018       18'

July 2018             20.5'

June 2018           17'

Sept 2017           20'

August 2017       20.5'

July 2017             21.5' 

June 2017           15.5'

May 2017            16'

 



November 1, 2014

As of today, we are 44 1/2" above our OHW level as reported by Dave Wenzel of Little McDonald Lake.  We are going into winter the highest we have ever been.


September 23, 2014

At 47 ¾ inches above the Ordinary High Water [OHW] on Little McDonald and Kerbs Lakes, the lakes are 2 ¾ inches above the levels recorded at the end of September in 2011. Paul Lake is also tracking the same.


OHW Interesting Facts

Little McDonald Lake has tracked water levels since 1992.  Here are some facts that were shared at the 2014 annual meeting.

  • Highest Winter Rise = 13.25"
  • Average Winter Rise = 5.5"
  • Largest Drop summer to freeze up = 16.5" (2011)

 

DNR Lake Information

Find additional information about our lakes or any other Minnesota lakes on the DNR website

 

Little McDonald, Kerbs, Paul.