Lake Owen Water Temperatures Subject to Scientific Study

The deepest part of Lake Owen is now the site of a new scientific study.  Steve Schieffer, Lake Owen Lead Scientist, a Certified Watershed Manager with Ecological Integrity Service, LLC, just set up a scientific measuring device called a “thermistor string” to study Lake Owen water temperatures at different depths.  Steve placed a large orange…

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SUMMER JOB OPENINGS ON LAKE OWEN!!

SUMMER JOB OPENINGS!! The Lake Owen Association is seeking paid staff to work as a team on aquatic invasive species prevention, education, and decontamination for the summer of 2022. As a watercraft inspector or decontamination staff, you will play an important role in protecting Lake Owen and other valuable water resources. There are two types…

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New Lake Owen Groundwater Study Results

New Lake Owen Groundwater Study Results Available According to Lake Owen Association Lake Scientist, Steve Schieffer, groundwater provides at least 80% of the water to Lake Owen. That makes having an understanding of the area that contributes groundwater to the lake critically important. The Lake Owen Association engaged hydrogeologist, Jake Macholl, to update an existing…

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Should the Dam Stay or Should the Dam Go?

Every couple years or so, Lake Owen residents will take paddle boards and canoes from the Lake Owen Dam downstream on the Long Lake Branch to the Drummond Mill Pond.  The 2020 photo below Lake Owen residents on the headwaters just above the Mill Pond.  For those who are not aware, the Wisconsin Department of…

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Annual Bar Stool Race Feb. 19, 2022

The annual Drummond Township Bar Stool  Races will be run on February 19, 2022 with races starting at noon on the “Miller Hill”  behind the Black Bear Inn.  Check in for racers, chili, burgers, brats and refreshments start at 11:00 a.m. These zany and always funny races are a fundraiser for the Snow Jacks attract…

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PBS Filming at Lake Owen

So how did Travels with Darley end up filming at Lake Owen on June 28, 2021?  PBS Travel Wisconsin is hosting with Travels with Darley, a national broadcast PBS show, a particular episode in partnership with the National Forest Service to be centered around the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest with a focus on hiking the North Country Trail. The leadership of the…

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Interesting Findings in Lake Owen Association Recent Water Studies.

The Lake Owen Association continuous comprehensive study of the Lake Owen waters, watershed, rain water run-off and groundwaters shows additional interesting findings. The studies of the direct watershed (where water will actually make it to the lake) shows a less than 3:1 watershed to the lake area. This small watershed helps explain the water clarity…

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A Northwoods’s Kaleidoscope (local Fall colors explained)

“We’re lucky to live in this swath of the continent known as the Northwoods, where fall colors are spectacular. Go a little south, or head farther north, and the forest changes. According to John Pastor, Professor Emeritus from the University of Minnesota, Duluth, we have the extremes of our climate to thank for this autumn…

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