WELCOME TO THE OKAUCHEE LAKE MANAGEMENT DISTRICT HOME PAGE
Budget Workshop is July 26, 2021 @ 6PM
Next Regular Meeting: August 9, 2021 – 7PM
Town of Oconomowoc Town Hall
6812 Brown Street
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
The 2021 Goose Roundup was cancelled due to having less than the required minimum threshold of geese required by the USDA present on the lake at the time of the Goose Round-Up. Thank you for noticing the geese locations on and near the lake in 2021; however, these updates are no longer needed for this year. Goose locations will be needed again in 2022.
Please refer to this location often for weed cutting information. The OLMD website is experiencing technical difficulties. The weed cutting information typically found on the upper right side of this page will now be located here on the Home Page for the remainder of the harvesting season.
• Weed Harvesting crews will be in Icehouse Bay on Monday, July 26th.
• Due to the low water level, the OLMD is currently unable to navigate the weed barge into Crane’s Nest for pick-ups. We will continue to monitor the area and will update accordingly.
As you are aware, the weed growth on Okauchee Lake is significant due the early spring with warm weather. Please be patient with the crew as we work through areas and remember to do your part to make sure cutting can easily take place by following the OLMD barging policy guidelines.
To view the most recent Lake Level Reports, click on the “Reports” page.
Property owners can moor boats at their lifts and piers; however, there are limitations. According to the DNR website, “The law states that for non-commercial properties or properties with less than three dwelling units, up to two boat slips are allowed for the first 50 feet of shoreline owned and one for each additional full 50 feet of shoreline owned.” There are exceptions for piers existing before April 17, 2012, which can keep existing boat slip usage.
A few commercial establishments and private marinas have certain exceptions. The Golden Mast, The Hideaway Bar & Grill, Foolery’s and The Waters at Okauchee Lake have commercial exceptions, as do residential marinas like Lakeview Acres.
The OLMD encourages all to use the lake responsibly and safely, which means not exceeding the number of boats allowed for private boat slips. If you are concerned there has been a violation of these rules or the DNR law, contact the DNR directly and provide as much information as you can to help the DNR determine whether it will follow up on a complaint. You can call 800-TIP-WDNR, or email Kathleen.Kramasz at Kathleen.Kramasz@wisconsin.gov. Let’s all use the lake in a safe, environmentally sensitive, and respectful way!