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Lake Level
White Bear Lake was 921.4 feet Sept.4, according to DNR. Records show its lowest recorded level was 918.8 in 2013 and its highest 926.7 feet in 1943, a difference of 8 feet. Levels have dropped slightly since peak of 921.8 feet in mid-July. WBLCD, 2015

Lake level trial underway in district court - March 15, 2017, White Bear Press

Rare dissension among district board - March 1, 2017, Pioneer Press

As county grows, can water keep up? - February 26, 2017, Pioneer Press

Generations of St.Germains linked to lake - February 8, 2017, White Bear Press

DNR declines request for public hearing on protective elevation - February 1, 2017, White Bear Press

Judge in lake case finds groundwater not "artificial" diversion - February 1, 2017, White Bear Press

Timeline short for augmentation design-build proposals - January 25, 2016, White Bear Press

Current lake level readings unreliable - January 25, 2016, White Bear Press

DNR's set lake elevation: "Protected purgatory" - January 25, 2016, White Bear Press

Lake's protected elevation too low - January 18, 2016, White Bear Press

Protective elevation set for White Bear Lake - December 28, 2016, White Bear Press

The DNR set the protected water level for WBL at 922.0 - Dec 21, 2016

Back in court: DNR appeals, judge recommends mediation in lake lawsuit - December 14, 2016, White Bear Press

Concern, questions, frustration over their lake - December 11, 2016, Pioneer Press

30 truckloads of zebra mussels removed from local waters - December 7, 2016, White Bear Press

Protective lake lavel: Lawns could bear brunt - November 30, 2016, White Bear Press

July sunshine brings November evaporation - November 23, 2016, White Bear Press

City recommits to lake lawsuit fight - November 16, 2016, White Bear Press

Million dollar question: What does USGS study show? - October 26, 2016, White Bear Press

Lake lawsuit: judge sides with Restoration Association to add statute - October 19, 2016, White Bear Press

Initial results show effort killed off zebra mussels - October 2, 2016, Star Tribune

Invasive species battle rages on - September 28, 2016, White Bear Press

Lake level: the rain is the proof - September 21, 2016, White Bear Press

New board member appointed to lake conservation district - September 21, 2016, White Bear Press

Lake lawsuit: Judge wants no delays in getting to March trial - September 14, 2016, White Bear Press

Inland Race - August 10, 2016, White Bear Press

50 inch muskie - August 10, 2016, White Bear Press

Guardians of the lake want beach re-opened - July 27, 2016, White Bear Press

Lake litigation holds up dock re-installation - July 27, 2016, White Bear Press

Lake lawsuit trial appears imminent - July 20, 2016, White Bear Press

Treatment coming soon for nuisance milfoil - June 29, 2016, White Bear Press

Early Summer Sweet Spot - June 8, 2016, White Bear Press

Governor signs bill - June 8, 2016, White Bear Press

Beach to remain closed - June 8, 2016, White Bear Press

Post session: lake augmentation not dead in the water - June 1, 2016, White Bear Press

The ups and downs of White Bear Lake - May 22, 2016, Star Tribune

Compromise needed in last days of session - May 18, 2016, White Bear Press

Despite complaints, docks remain same in Commercial Bay - May 4, 2016, White Bear Press

Augmentation: New bill addresses water quality - April 27, 2016, White Bear Press

Friends group: lake restoration long overdue - April 20, 2016, White Bear Press

Water concerns may be unfounded in pipeline project - April 13, 2016, White Bear Press

Water Use / toilet replacement study

Augmentation bills in committee - March 30, 2016, White Bear Press

Trial date set for lake lawsuit - March 23, 2016, White Bear Press

Legislators asked to "take a deep breath" before deciding on augmentation bill - March 23, 2016, White Bear Press

If lake goes down, so might dock numbers in bay - March 23, 2016, White Bear Press

Another city supports inclusion of augmentation in bonding bill - March 23, 2016, White Bear Press

Augmentation bill meets stamp of approval - March 16, 2016, White Bear Press

City throws hat in lake augmentation ring - March 2, 2016, White Bear Press

Conservation board assumes fiscal agent role to help lake - February 24, 2016, White Bear Press

Lake pipeline: "too many unknowns" - February 17, 2016, White Bear Press

No answers yet in USGS mid-project update - February 17, 2016, White Bear Press

Council probing details of pricey plan to fill up lake - February 14, 2016, Star Tribune

History and fun on ice - February 14, 2016, Star Tribune

Price tag to fill lake shocking to proponents - February 3, 2016, White Bear Press

Best fiscal agent - February 3, 2016, White Bear Press

Refilling_WBL_100millionST013016.pdf - January 30, 2016, Star Tribune

Legislators looking for commitment before big push for augmentation - January 26, 2016, White Bear Press

County appears amenable to providing right of way to lake pipeline - January 26, 2016, White Bear Press

Augmentation: friends make pitch - December 9, 2015, White Bear Press

DNR mum on cost of augmentation - December 2, 2015, White Bear Press

Augmentation advocates plan meet-and-greet - December 2, 2015, White Bear Press

DNR Designates Groundwater Management Area for the North & East Metro - November 19, 2015

Stopping pollution before it hits lakes - November 14, 2015, Star Tribune

Legislator sensitive to lake's plight - November 4, 2015, White Bear Press

Conservation district sets preferred lake level - October 28, 2015 White Bear press

Lake doctor gives progress report on milfoil - October 28, 2015 White Bear press

Mississippi river's basin needs upkeep, investment - October 11, 2015, Star Tribune

White Bear lake on a rebound - October 1, 2015, Pioneer Press

Christmas lake holds off zebra mussel spread - October 11, 2015, Star Tribune

From city streets to lakes and streams - Rice Creek Watershed District - Mahtomedi News, Oct-Dec, 2015

Monthly report shows lake level slightly down - September 23, 2015, White Bear Press

The Lake has some new friends - September 23, 2015, White Bear Press

Monitoring continues for lake invaders - September 23, 2015, White Bear Press

Slimy new invasive threatens state lakes - August 29, 2015, Star Tribune

Troubled waters - August 30, 2015, Pioneer Press

National water quality month - August 12, 2015, White Bear Press

Busy water resource - July 29, 2015, White Bear Pres

Hugo makes plans for water reuse project without state help - July 19, 2015, Star Tribune

Legislature addresses lake level - July 8, 2015, White Bear Press

Alien species cover art a collaboration - July 8, 2015, White Bear Press

USGS hydrologist in data analysis stage - July 8, 2015, White Bear Press

Concervation district dips toe into lake level Fray - July 1, 2015, White Bear Press

Wrap up: Legislation addresses lake level -  July 1, 2015, White Bear Press

Remote lake gets $300K restroom - June 28, 2015, Star Tribune

Bill includes augmentation study - June 24, 2015, White Bear Press

Parties in lake level lawsuit report to judge - June 10, 2015, White Bear Press

Little was learned from Christmas lake zebra mussels - June 2, 2015, Lakeshore Weekly News

Council opposes water switch - May 13, 2015, White Bear Press

Making progress for White Bear Lake - April 29, 2015, White Bear Press

Impact of descending water level on property values near White Bear Lake - April 6, 2015

White Bear Lake Conservation District agrees to leadership role on lake level - April 8, 2015, White Bear Press

Lake restoration group "not going away" - April 1, 2015, White Bear Press

Lake Level - March 25, 2015, White Bear Press

Dayton vs farmers: a buffer battle brews - March 16, 2015, Pioneer Press

The Met Council's final report for options to address the lake level - finalized in December 2014

Resolutions are trickling in opposing lawsuit settlement - February 18, 2015, White Bear Press

DNR rolls out plan for policing groundwater - February 11, 2015, White Bear Press

DNR shares gameplan with cities named in lawsuit - February 4, 2015, White Bear Press

Lake lawsuit attorneys forming own firm - January 14, 2015,  White Bear Press

Met Council Water Report Plugs in Capital Costs - January 7, 2015,  White Bear Press

Legal team summarizes lake settlement agreement - January 7, 2015,  White Bear Press

Lake issues - December 31, 2014,  White Bear Press

Met Council Report Floats Water-Supply Solutions - December 30, 2014, St. Paul Pioneer Press

Drilling for water - December 24, 2014,  White Bear Press

Settlement signed; let lobbying commence - December 17, 2014,  White Bear Press

Lake lawsuit takes 3-year hiatus - December 10, 2014,  White Bear Press

County declares war on aquatic pests - Star Tribune, December 14, 2014

Settlement of lake level lawsuit waits on vote - December 3, 2014,  White Bear Press

WBL levels legal fight on hold - December 2, 2014, St. Paul Pioneer Press

DNR agrees to protect lake and aquifer - December 3, 2014,  White Bear Press

DNR SETTLES LAWSUIT OVER WHITE BEAR LAKE WATER LEVEL

Adult zebra mussels elusive in lake search - November 26, 2014,  White Bear Press

White Bear Lake is our clubhouse - November 26, 2014,  White Bear Press

Movers and shakers reconvene for second water forum - October 8, 2014,  White Bear Press

Group's goal: Restore the lake ASAP - October 8, 2014,  White Bear Press

More zebra mussels found throughout lake - October 8, 2014,  White Bear Press

Zebra mussels found in lake - October 1, 2014,  White Bear Press

Lake lawsuit ruling no surprise - September 10, 2014,  White Bear Press

White Bear Lake case heads to trial - September 7, 2014, Star Tribune - Twin Cities

Searching for sunken wrecks - August 27, 2014, White Bear Press

State antes up for climate stations - August 20, 2014, White Bear Press

Options whittled to three for sustaining water supply - July 30, 2014, White Bear Press

Met Council study puts price tag on water shift - July 24, 2014, St. Paul Press

Sailing Sweep - July 23, 2014 - White Bear press

Lake on the rise again - July 16, 2014 - St. Paul Press

Improving White Bear Lake - July 9, 2014 - White Bear Press

Hydrologist describes next study phase - June 25, 2014 - White Bear Press

What about White Bear Lake? - June 22, 2014 - St. Paul Press

Lake level trial postponed - June 18, 2014 - White Bear Press

Lake homeowner gets shoreline questions answered - June 11, 2014, White Bear Press

Theory holds: lake is leaking - June 4, 2014, White Bear Press

Twin Cities Groundwater Digest

Almost $1 million is earmarked for "tools" to restore White Bear Lake - May 21, 2014, White Bear Press

A wish for the wells - May 19, 2014, Pioneer press

Money down the drain - May 14, 2014, White Bear Press

Lake case back in courtroom - May 14, 2014, White Bear Press

Save White Bear Lake - May 11, 2014, Star Tribune

City asks state for $3M to treat water - April 27, 2014, Washington County Local

Regional solution needed to fix shrinking White Bear Lake - April 25, 2014, Star Tribune

So far, no zebra mussels (knock on wood) - April 23, 2014, White Bear Press

Funding for more White Bear Lake augmentation study passes Senate - - April 16, 2014, White Bear Press

Metropolitan Council: river-to-lake augmentation to cost at least $49 million, effectiveness "not certain" - April 2, 2014, White Bear Press

Judge conditionally OKs lawsuit intervention request - March 26, 2014, White Bear Press

Estimates differ for filling the lake - March 26, 2014, White Bear Press

State Groundwater abundant, but so are problems - March 3, 2014, St. Paul Pioneer Press

Lake augmentation bill gets hearing - March 20, 2014, White Bear Press

Hugo Seeks $3 million for stormwater reuse poroject - March 16, 2014, Star Tribune

SW Minnesota thristy for solution - March 16, 2014, Star Tribune

Lake cleaning was a success! - March 8, 2014

Water everywhere, but for how long? - February 12, 2014, White Bear Press

Low lake, better roads top legislators' agendas - February 12, 2014, White Bear Press

Lake lawsuit: Opt in or opt out? - February 20, 2014, White Bear Press

Another City Opts Out Of Lawsuit - January 29, 2014, White Bear Press

It's Not Just A Lake Issue Any More - January 29, 2014, White Bear Press

City Joins Water Lawsuit - January 28, 2014, White Bear Press

Three options to fill up White Bear Lake - January 25, 2014 - KARE NEWS

Cities mull joint water lawsuit defense - January 15, 2014, White Bear Press

Groundwater: Those with a stake will have a say - January 15, 2014, White Bear Press

Catch of the Week, a 25lb Muskie - January 8, 2014, White Bear Press

Groundwater Management: coming to an area near you - January 2, 2014, White Bear Press

January 2014 Water Sustainability Assessment for Northeast Metro

City well data appears contrary to observation wells - March 13, 2013, White Bear Press

Third Party Enters Lake Lawsuit - March 20, 2013, White Bear Press

No love for cattails - November 27, 2013, White Bear Press

 

 

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