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Please go to the Lake District Facebook page for storm damage news posted by members. The Facebook link is at the bottom of this page.
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Horseshoe Lake is located on the border of Polk and Barron Counties about three miles northwest of the town of Turtle Lake, Wisconsin. Approximately 60% of the lake is in Polk County. The lake has 389 surface water acres.

The Lake District brings lakeshore owners together to discuss matters that affect the quality of life on the lake, agree on appropriate actions and establish a yearly budget. The Lake District operates under the guidelines and requirements of Section 33 of the Wisconsin Statues. All Horseshoe lakeshore property owners of record are voting members of the Lake District and are encouraged to participate in Lake District member meetings.
Horseshoe Lake Sign
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2019 Lake District Events and Meetings:
  • February 9, 2019 Horseshoe Lake Public Inland Lake Protection Rehabilitation District Commissioner Meeting. Meeting Minutes.
  • Friday April 26, 1:00 PM. Turtle Lake High School Earth Day Clean Up at Beaver Town Park.
  • Saturday May 4, 9:00 AM. District commissioner meeting at the Beaver Town Hall.
  • June 1st and 2nd, free fishing weekend in Wisconsin.
  • Saturday June 8, Annual spring cleanup at boat landing.
  • July 4th Boat Parade, 2:00 pm.
  • Saturday July 27, 2019 Horseshoe Lake Gathering at the County Line. Cancelled.
  • Saturday August 17th, 9:00 am, Annual Lake District budget meeting at the Beaver Town Hall for all property owners.
Lake District members: Be sure to revisit this web site and also our Facebook page for updates regarding 2019 Lake District events and meetings.

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Healthy Lakes is the name of a program in Wisconsin. The Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan describes relatively simple and inexpensive best practices that lake shore property owners can implement, including shoreline restoration practices. See http://healthylakeswi.com/ Its goal is to protect and improve the health of Wisconsin lakes by increasing lake-shore property owner participation in habitat restoration and runoff and erosion control projects. Lake partners, including our lake district, may adopt this Plan as is or integrate the Plan into a planning process.
The Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan seems very well adapted to the needs of Horseshoe Lake. The best practices:
  • are relatively simple and inexpensive to implement.
  • are appropriate for typical lakeshore property.
  • are beneficial to lake habitat and water quality.
  • include typical costs and technical, regulatory and funding information.
  • include handouts for home owners.
  • support installation of native plantings at least 350 square feet in size, rain gardens, runoff diversion systems, French drains and fish-sticks.

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Chemical Treatment of Eurasion Water Milfoil.  Northern Aquatic Services conducted a herbicide treatment of approximately 2 acres of Eurasion Water Milfoil in Horseshoe Lake on June 12, 2018. Propery owners near treament areas received a notification on their dock.  Treatment proposal and treatment areas map.
Fall 2017 Milfoil Bed Mapping Survey.
Citizen Lake Level Monitoring, 2016 Horseshoe Lake Report.
Internal Phosphorus Loading and Sediment Phosphorus Fractionation Analysis for Horseshoe Lake, Wisconsin. (Report issued December 2016.)

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Zebra Mussel News: Zebra mussels have been found in nearby Deer Lake. This lake joins the list of over 270 lakes and rivers throughout Wisconsin where this invasive species has been discovered. (Our lake is not on the list.) The Polk County website has important information. As stated there, "With zebra mussels likely present in Polk County it is more important than ever that lake residents know how to identify zebra mussels and participate in prevention activities such as Clean Boats, Clean Waters and the Citizen Lake Monitoring Network for Aquatic Invasive Species."

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A lake district is the most inclusive form of government that exists in the US. The lake district board does not make any decisions. The members (the landowners, both residents and non-residents) who attend lake district meetings, discuss matters and then vote on those matters make the lake district decisions.

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Lake District Member Information Form.

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The Horseshoe Lake Public Inland Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District Facebook page:
  www.facebook.com/hlake.org

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