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Latest news from Lake Charlotte:
NEW ON THE WEBSITE:  We have added a history section on Lake Charlotte, courtesy of Loel Bertrand.  Check back monthly for new articles!  To read this month's article, click here.
Events on Lake Charlotte:
2011 Lake Charlotte Spring Social:  Thanks to everyone who was able to join us for the Spring Social.  Below is Loel Bertrand and his daughters, Loel turned 90 in March.

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Walleye Update: Click here to read about the stocking of Walleye in Lake Charlotte.
2011 Ice Out Contest:  Click here for more information
Wright County Sheriff's Volunteer Water Patrol is looking for volunteers for and on Lake Charlotte.  Click here for more information.
National Night Out:  Was August 4th.  Thank you to all the neighbors that stopped out, shared in the pot luck, and enjoyed the beautiful evening! 
Thank you to the Hanover Fire Department and Wright County Sheriff for stopping by.

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 Did you know?
Lake Charlotte Water Patrol:  We have a volunteer water patrol - trained and sanctioned by the Wright County Sheriff Department.  Their purpose is to enhance the enjoyment of the lake for all boaters and property owners.  They are authorized to stop boaters, to discuss boating regulations and safety concerns.  Please give them your cooperation.  Enjoy the lake while respecting the Water Patrol, other boaters and all property owners.
Lake Charlotte and Lake Martha:  The normal ordinary high water level of Charlotte was established in August 1994 at 955.4 with a maximum depth of 46 feet.  The runoff level of Martha is 968.1 with a maximum depth of 22 feet.  It is apparent that Martha is at a much higher elevation.
A permanent concrete arch culvert structure was placed in 1987 at the outlet of Martha at an elevation of 968.1 feet MSL as prescribed by the Minnesota DNR.  It was a joint project of the two lake associations.
A fish screen at the Charlotte end of the ditch is the responsibility of the Lake Charlotte Association.
A Peek Under the LID:  The Lake Improvement District (LID) was established in 1985 by the County Commissioners.  Persons whose name appears on the deed for land in the district are members.
In 1996 a pipeline was installed from Lake Charlotte approximately 2 1/2 miles to the Crow River.  Pumping can be done when Lake Charlotte is above 953.9 feet elevation and the Crow River is below flood stage.  The pump is housed in a building at the south end of the lake.
There are five directors elected at the annual meeeting in July or August.  The operating expenses and project costs are financed by assessments, grants or donations.  The Directors are:  Tom Larson, President; Joyce Stecker; Dennis Olson; Ray Johnson; Mike McDonough.
Young boat operators: Young operators
between the ages of 12 - 17 may need a Minnesota Watercraft Operators Permit to legally operate boats or personal watercraft (PWCs). The
Boat Minnesota course is available online or can be ordered from the MN DNR for home study. More details on requirements and study materials can be found on the MN DNR website.

Child Life Jacket Law Reminder -

A legal measure went into effect in 2005 that requires children under age ten to wear a life jacket while boating when aboard watercraft in Minnesota when the craft is under way (not tied up at a dock or permanent mooring). Exemptions from wearing life jackets are: 1) When in an enclosed cabin or below the top deck on a watercraft. 2) When on an anchored boat that is a platform for swimming or diving. 3) When aboard a charter (passenger) craft with a licensed captain. More information can be found on the MN DNR website.


Boating While Intoxicated (BWI)

Don't drink and drive....a boat that is.  The alcohol concentration for impaired operation is now .08.  Operating a motorboat while under the influence of alcohol is unlawful.  Operators who are impaired may be required to take tests by an enforcement officer.  The BWI law does not prohibit drinking alcoholic beverages aboard boats nor having an open bottle.  The law applies to operators of motorboats that are not anchored, beached, moored, docked or being rowed or propelled by non-mechanical means at the time of offense.