The Association publishes and informal newsletter on a biannual basis.
Recent editions may be downloaded the archive below. Adobe
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and reports of interest to users of Diamond Lake.
Our newsletter contact is Dianne Klump (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please contact Dianne if you have items you would like to add to the next
- ***New*** Fall 2019 Newsletter (President's Message, Annual Meeting Recap, Comings and Goings, Regional Conference Reports, Rainbow Smelt Increasing, and more ...) (link here).
- Raye Lahti's piece about pesticide use from the spring 2017 newsletter (link here).
- Wisconsin's State Budget Act Forces Changes to Shoreland Zoning Regulations. Read About the Impact to Bayfield County Lakes (link here).
- Thomas Doolittle's Presentation on Sharp-tail Grouse Management from the 2014 Annual Meeting
Our annual meeting in 2014 featured an outstanding power point presentation from Thomas Doolittle, USDA Forest Service wildlife biologist, about grouse management and other wildlife on the Moquah Barrens.
Thomas has generously given us a version of his presentation which you can download in PDF format (here).
- Why Our Loons Keep Returning. See this Amazing Video About Loon Territoriality (link here).
- Shoreland Lighting Suggestions from the Wisconsin DNR (A very useful set of guidelines and suggestions to help reduce light pollution on our lake; download here).
- Guests Visiting this Summer? (Please remind guests about our Lake Use Guidelines, and Wisconsin Boating Regulations, especially if you are not present).
- Ryan Brady's Presentation on Birding in Ashland and Bayfield Counties
Our annual meeting in 2011 featured a popular birding power point presentation from Ryan Brady of the Wisconsin DNR.
Ryan has generously shared a version of his presentation which you can download in PDF format (here).
Also a detailed map of nearby birding hotspots made by Bayfield County bird enthusiast Chris Masey is available (here).
Notes in the power point slides tell when the best times of year are for seeing various bird species at many of the sites on the map.
- Wisconsin Boating Regulations: The summer is a good time for all of us to remind ourselves about Wisconsin boating safety regulations, no wake zones and Diamond Lake boating guidelines (link here). This is especially important for those with visiting guests who might not be familiar with these items. (Short Form of Wisconsin Boating Regulations for Motroboats and Personal Watercraft - PDF file)
To view and download the complete Handbook of Wisconsin Boating Regulations and Responsibilities visit the Wisconsin DNR website (here). To return to the DL website click the back button on your browser.
Diamond Lake Water Quality Report - See portions
of the 2007 Diamond Lake Water Quality Report (PDF)
from the DNR based on 2006 data collected by Larry Sanderson. Secchi
Disk values (water clarity data from 1992-2007) are improving slightly
(PDF graph) as is
the Trophic State Index (TSI) (PDF
graph). These improvements result from efforts to keep chemical
runoff (including lawn fertilizers) and sediment from entering the lake.
Thanks to everyone for help ,with this and please keep up the good work.
- Newsletter Archive:(Fall 2019), (Spring 2019), (Fall 2018), (Spring 2018), (Fall 2017), (Spring 2017), (Fall 2016), (Spring 2016), (Fall 2015), (Spring 2015), (Spring 2014), (Fall 2013), (Spring 2013), (Fall 2012), (Spring 2012), (Fall 2011), (Spring 2011), (Fall 2010), (Spring 2010), (Fall 2009), (Spring 2009), (Fall 2008), (Spring 2008), (Fall 2007), (July 2007), (Fall 2006), (June 2005)
- Diamond Lake Association Annual Meeting Minutes:(Summer 2019), (Summer 2018), (Summer 2017), (Summer 2016), (Summer 2015), (Summer 2014), (Summer 2013), (Summer 2012), (Summer 2011), (Summer 2010), (Summer 2009), (Summer 2008), (see newsletters above for minutes in years prior to 2008)
Pond, Ryberg Road, 2005. Compare water levels today