Minnesota Statute: 103D.705

The Curly-leaf Pondweed continues to assist in degrading water quality and interferes with recreational opportunities on the lake. Finding funding for the plant harvesting program has been challenging. Diamond Lake Area Recreation Association (DLARA) contacted the Middle Fork Crow River Watershed District to assist in the funding of plant management on Diamond Lake through the 103D petition process. DLARA utilized the services of Wenck Associates to conduct a feasibility study on management alternatives for curly-leaf pondweed in Diamond Lake. The feasibility study that followed covered part of the requirements for the Engineer’s Report. DLARA submitted their petition for the Aquatic Plant Management Program to the District. As part of the petition, an engineer’s report was also completed by Wenck Associates. As required, the District appointed appraisers to determine the benefits and damages of affected properties. The results of the viewer’s report was presented to the public at an open hearing. For more information on the Diamond Lake Aquatic Plant Management Program, contact MFCRWD staff.

Engineer’s Proposal for Diamond Lake Mechanical Harvesting and/or Chemical Treatment of Invasive Vegetative Species

Engineer’s Report: Diamond Lake Aquatic Management Plan May 2015

Viewer’s Report: Benefits and Damages Statement Letter

Viewer’s Report: Benefits and Damages Per Property July 2015

For more information on Diamond Lake Area Recreation Association activities, click here.

For more information on Curly-leaf Pondweed, click here

Certified Project Assessments:

Year Total Assessment 
2016  $  28,869.18
2017  $  20,000.00
2018  $  20,000.00
2019  $  80,000.00

*These assessments will show up on each benefited property owners Property Tax Statement under the Special Assessments section.

2020 Work Plan