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The clear waters of Lake Hallett.

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Sunset on Lake Hallett.


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Welcome to the Lake Hallett Association
St. Peter, MN

Winter 2008.   Welcome to the Lake Hallett Association home page. The Winter 2008 newsletter is in progress. Please read the Online Newsletter to find out what's been happening with the Lake Hallett Association.

Lake Hallett Monitoring Plan Evaluation. The plan is being closed for the 2007 sampling season. The data is being evaluated and the plan is in the process of being updated with our findings and conclusions. The Lake Hallett monitoirng plan was partially sponsored through grants from Minnesota Waters and volunteers the plan has been in effect since acceptance January 9th, 2007. The plan and related collateral is publicly disclosed in our Membership Monitoring Plan page.


Rockbend Folk Festival 2005 LHA Information Booth

CITY COUNCIL UPDATES


Water Funds Expenditures include Seven Mile Creek Photography

Aerial Photography Agreement. Public Works Director Giesking recommended authorization be provided to contract for aerial photography of the City's wellhead protection area and other stormwater runoff areas in conjunction with a photography contract the Minnesota Department of Agriculture had issued for photography of the Seven Mile Creek area. Giesking indicated the $5,900 cost would be funded by water funds and the results would be provided to the City in a digital format. In motion by Kvamme, seconded by Vogel, Resolution No. 2007-146 entitled "Resolution Approving The Agreement For Lidar Aerial Photography" was introduced. Upon roll call, with all in favor, the Resolution was declared passed and adopted. A complete copy of Resolution No. 2007-146 is contained in the City Administrator's book entitled Council Resolutions 16. Councilmember Kvamme questioned whether it would be advantageous to include Robard's Creek in the project. Giesking indicated the southern portion of the Robard's Creek area was already included. Source: Minutes Of The City Council Meeting - OCTOBER 22, 2007.


Leaking Pipes May Cost City $16,800, DNR May Study Lake Hallett Wetland

Detention Basin Engineering. Public Works Director Giesking recommended Bolton and Menk, Inc. be retained to prepare bid specifications and contract documents for a project to replace leaking pipes at the Gault Street Detention Basin for a fee not to exceed $16,800. Giesking reviewed the history of the project and the proposed repair work and indicated that staff was working with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Giesking also pointed out that the DNR may require a wetland mitigation study and/or may change the scope of the project. Giesking indicated that should the scope of the project be modified, staff would bring the project back to the Council for further consideration. In motion by Douglas, seconded by Vogel, Resolution No. 2007-130 entitled "Resolution Retaining An Engineer For Design Of Outfall Sewer At Gault Street Detention Basin" was introduced. Upon roll call, with all in favor, the Resolution was passed and adopted. A complete copy of Resolution No. 2007-130 is contained in the City Administrator's book entitled Council Resolutions 16. Source: Minutes Of The City Council Meeting - SEPTEMBER 24, 2007.

 


For decades children and adults have discovered the joys of
Lake Hallett...
fishing, swimming, boating, floating, snorkeling, SCUBA dving and exploring this jewel in the midst of the city.
The Lake Hallett Association is working to provide this same opportunity to future generations.
Thank you for your continued support.


Check it out!

Lake Hallett is on the NASA website.
NASA site "Testing the Waters".
Commentary and pictures of Lake Hallett on the 2nd page "Plumbing the Depths".

Mission Statement

The Lake Hallett Association is dedicated to the protection and promotion of Lake Hallett as an environmentally-sound recreational and aesthetic resource for the citizens of the St. Peter Area. Since Lake Hallett is one of the cleanest lakes in southern Minnesota, we believe it is better to enjoy this natural resource as it is now then to degrade it by using it for storm water treatment of St. Peter's industrial and residential runoff. It has become well understood by water resource managers that storm water from agricultural and urban areas has degraded many of our precious water resources (especially in Southern Minnesota). We believe that the citizens of St. Peter will be best served by the local governing body by diversion of the storm water away from lake Hallett. This would be the most cost effective way to maintain the current water quality of Lake Hallett for generations to come. Diversion of the treated storm water could be done relatively easily and would be much less expensive then available lake restoration and maintenance techniques that will be needed if the lake continues to be used for storm water treatment.

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Junk Dive 2002
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Barrel Dive 2002

 

 

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