Brown’s Creek Watershed District has monitored Lynch Lakes for several years. The final Northern Chain of Lake Management Plan (BCWD Board approved Aug 2016), developed for Lynch Lake, Plaisted, North & South School Section and Goggins Lakes is available here.
How was the plan created?
- In July, we met with many of you and heard what you’ve seen and what you would like to see. The July 2015 presentation of the lake information is shown here.
- On Wednesday, March 16, 2016 we met with Lynch Lake residents at Withrow Elementary to discuss possible implementation ideas for Lynch Lake. The March 2016 presentation is shown here.
- On Tuesday, April 5, 2016 we met with residents at Withrow Elementary to discuss possible implementation ideas for Plaisted, North & South School Section, and Goggins Lakes. The April 2016 presentation is shown here.
- Provided opportunity for public comment May-July 2016
- BCWD Approved at a public meeting August 2016
- Lynch Lake was stocked with walleye as a rearing pond in spring 2017 and spring 2018 by the MN Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to help control the bullheads, as well as provide some recreational opportunities for those that aren't recaptured in the fall.
- On May 24th, 2018 the DNR stocked 70,000 Walleye fry into the north/west basin of Lynch Lake
- On August 14th, 2018 the North basin of Lynch Lake was found to be in a high quality state for water quality and native vegetation, while the South basin remained turbid. There was no Walleye spotted, however many young largemouth bass (2-5 inches) were observed, indicating natural reproduction or stocking.
Lynch Lake is monitored for water quality every two weeks. The most current information can be found in the annual monitoring reports in Appendix B (lakes are listed alphabetically). Click here.