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Recreation Information • Lake Data

General Information

Four lakes are in the subdivision: Goose Lake (not to be confused with a lake called Goose Lake that was north of Lorenzo/Pine Bluff Rd. in Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area), Beaver Lake, and Lincoln Lake (the largest and only water skiing lake).

GLA is proud of their lakes and strives to keep them as clean as possible. The lakes are maintained and stocked by GLA, and shoreline permits are issued when any new work is being done. The work is reviewed by a committee to help maintain aesthetics and the natural balance of chemicals in the water as well as to control erosion. Said to be one of the cleanest lakes in the Midwest, Lincoln Lake has a visibility of about 25 feet of depth.

Several marinas where boats can enter the lakes with gate keys are located throughout the subdivision.

Safety is enforced on the lakes at the expense of GLA.

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Lake Levels - 2018

 

Lincoln Lake

Beaver Lake

Goose Lake

Feburary

 

 

 

January

 

 

 

Annual Precipitation Levels - 2018

RAINFALL

Actual

Average

YTD Actual

YTD Average

YTD Variance

Reports

January

1.26 1.82 1.26    
Feburary 5.49 1.55 6.75 3.37  

Evaporation - 2018

 

Actual

Average

January

 

 

Lake Levels - 2017

 

Lincoln Lake

Beaver Lake

Goose Lake

December

0

+1.5 -2

November

0.75"

+1.5

+0.75

October

-0.50"

+3"

+0.50"

September

-4"

0

-6"

August

-1"

+1" -1"

July

 

 

 

June

+1"

+4.75"

+2"

May

5.5"

6.75"

5.5"

April

6"

6"

3.25"

March

+5

+4

+2.5

February

Frozen

 

 

January

Frozen

 

 

*Add -6" to reflect Beaver Lake summer pool elevation level.

* Indicates gauges recalibrated

Annual Precipitation Levels - 2017

RAINFALL

Actual

Average

YTD Actual

YTD Average

YTD Variance

Reports

December

0.52"

2.24" 44.35" 38.01" -33.58"

November

2.61"

2.96" 43.83" 35.77"

-33.06"

October

7.40"

3.06" 41.22" 32.71" -24.31"

September

1.23"

3.34" 33.82" 29.65 -28.42"

August

4.32" 3.95" 32.59" 26.31" -21.99"

July

5.23"

5.13" 28.27" 22.36" -17.13"

June

2.49"

4.40" 23.04" 17.23" -14.74"

May

5.34"

3.96" 20.55" 12.83" -7.51"

April

5.25"

3.12" 15.21" 8.87" -3.62"

March

4.68"

2.26" 9.96" 5.75" -1.07"

 

February

1.98"

1.67" 5.28" 3.49" -1.50"

January

3.30"

1.82" 3.30" 1.82" +1.48"

Snowfall

Total Snowfall from January 1st thru January 12, 2017   .10 inches

Total Snowfall for February 2017 (through day 27)   -1.7 inches

Total Snowfall for March 2017  -2.0 inches

 

Evaporation - 2017

 

Actual

Average

Sept

3.54"

3.25"

August

3.63"

4.33"

July

4.41"

5.48"

June

5.35"

4.83"

May

3.25"

4.34"

Evaporation - 2014

 

Actual

Average

December

"

"

November

"

"

October

"

"

September

"

"

August

"

"

July

"

"

June

"

"

May

"

"

April

"

"

March

"

"

February

"

"

 

 

Lake Levels - 2016

 

Lincoln Lake

Beaver Lake

Goose Lake

December

+5"

+6"

+4"

November

+4"

+2"

-1"

October

+3.5"

+5"

+3"

September

+3"

+3"

+3.5"

August

+8"

+7" +10"

July

+4.5"

+5"

+4.5"

June

+3.5'

+5"

+4.0"

May

+5"

+4.5"

+5"

April

+3"

+6"

+2"

March

+4"

+4.5"

+4.5"

February

+2.5"

+2.5"

+1.5"

January

+7"

+7"

+10"

*Add -6" to reflect Beaver Lake summer pool elevation level.

* Indicates gauges recalibrated

Annual Precipitation Levels - 2016

RAINFALL

Actual

Average

YTD Actual

YTD Average

YTD Variance

Reports

December

1.19"

2.24"

43.87"

37.91"

+5.96"

November

2.82"

2.96"

42.68"

35.67"

+7.01"

October

3.11"

3.06"

39.86"

32.71"

+7.15"

September

2.86"

3.34"

36.75"

29.65"

+7.10"

August

10.45" 3.95" 33.89" 26.31" +7.58"

July

7.01"

5.13"

23.44"

22.36"

+1.08"

June

5.23"

4.40"

16.43"

17.23"

-.80"

May

4.27"

3.96"

11.20"

12.83"

-1.63"

April

1.86"

3.12"

6.93"

8.87"

-1.94"

March

3.55"

2.26"

5.07"

5.75"

-0.68"

Q1

February

.71"

1.67"

1.52"

3.49"

-1.97"

January

.81"

1.82"

.81"

1.82"

-1.01"

Snowfall

Total Snowfall from March 1st thru March 31st, 2016   1.8 inches

Total Snowfall from February 1st thru February 29th, 2016   4.60 inches

Total Snowfall from January 1st thru January 26th, 2016   4.00 inches

Total Snowfall November 1st thru December 31st, 2015  5.90 inches

Total Snowfall for 2015/2016 Winter Season YTD  16.30 inches

 

Evaporation - 2016

 

Actual

Average

Sept

2.92""

3.14""

August

3.89"

4.33"

July

4.04"

5.48"

June

4.65"

4.35"

May

1.08"

0.98"

Evaporation - 2014

 

Actual

Average

December

"

"

November

"

"

October

"

"

September

"

"

August

"

"

July

"

"

June

"

"

May

"

"

April

"

"

March

"

"

February

"

"

 

 

Lake Levels - 2015

 

Lincoln Lake

Beaver Lake

Goose Lake

December

+7"

+7"

+10"

November

.5"

2"

3.75"

October

-4"

1.5"

-4.5"

September

"

"

"

August

0"

+3.5"

-1"

July

+4"

+6"

+5"

June

+10"

+9"

+19"

May

+4"*

+6"*

+4.5"*

April

+6.5"

+5.5"

+3.75"

March

+6"

+3"

-2.5"

February

+6"

+3"

-6"

January

+6"

+3"

-6"

*Add -6" to reflect Beaver Lake summer pool elevation level.

* Indicates gauges recalibrated

Annual Precipitation Levels - 2015

RAINFALL

Actual

Average

YTD Actual

YTD Average

YTD Variance

Reports

December

4.41"

2.02"

47.54"

37.69"

9.85"

November

1.88"

2.96"

43.13"

35.67"

7.46"

October

1.25"

3.06"

"

"

"

September

4.20"

3.12"

36.05"

29.42"

6.62"

August

2.63"

3.95"

31.85"

26.31"

+5.54"

July

2.51"

4.47"

29.09"

21.7"

+7.39"

June

13.64"

4.25"

26.5"

16.23"

+10.27"

May

5.11"

3.96"

10.53"

11.17"

-.64"

April

3.62"

2.81"

7.75"

8.56"

-.81"

March

0.51"

2.19"

4.10"

5.68"

-1.58"

Q1

February

1.57"

1.37"

3.41"

3.19"

+.22"

January

1.80"

1.53"

n/a

n/a

n/a

Evaporation - 2015

 

Actual

Average

Sept

2.92""

3.14""

August

3.64""

4.33""

July

4.04"

5.48"

June

4.95"

4.83"

May

1.26"

2.52"

Evaporation - 2014

 

Actual

Average

December

"

"

November

"

"

October

"

"

September

"

"

August

"

"

July

"

"

June

"

"

May

"

"

April

"

"

March

"

"

February

"

"

 

 

Lake Levels - 2014

 

Lincoln Lake

Beaver Lake

Goose Lake

December

+4"

+2"

-6"

November

+3.5"

+2"

-2"

October

+4.5"

+4"

+2"

September

+3.5"

+3.5"

+2"

August

+1.5"

+4"

-1.5"

July

+3.5"

+5"

+4-5"

June

+4.5"

+6"

+5"

May

+6.5"

+5.5"

+5"

April

+5"

+4"

+4"

March

+4"

+5"

-2"

February

-2.5"

1.5"

-2"

January

-6"

+2"

-28"

*Add -6" to reflect Beaver Lake summer pool elevation level.

Annual Precipitation Levels - 2014

RAINFALL

Actual

Average

YTD Actual

YTD Average

YTD Variance

Reports

December

.92"

2.1"

40.36"

36.77"

3.59"

November

1.88"

2.96"

39.44"

34.67"

4.77"

October

3.45"

2.57"

37.38"

31.22"

6.16"

September

5.28"

3.23"

33.93"

28.54"

5.39"

August

2.89"

3.19"

27.76"

24.55"

+3.21"

July

5.17"

4.63"

24.48"

20.86"

+3.62"

June

5.13"

4.4"

19.3"

16.23"

+3.07"

May

3.4"

2.43

13.88"

11.30"

+2.58"

April

2.55"

2.91"

9.59"

8.66"

.93"

March

1.95"

2.26"

7.04"

5.75"

1.29"

Q1

February

2.63"

1.43"

5.0"

3.25"

+1.75"

January

2.42"

1.59"

2.42"

1.59"

+0.83"

Evaporation - 2014

 

Actual

Average

Sept

2.92""

3.14""

August

3.64""

4.33""

July

4.04"

5.48"

June

4.95"

4.83"

May

2.53"

4.34"

Evaporation - 2014

 

Actual

Average

December

"

"

November

"

"

October

"

"

September

"

"

August

"

"

July

"

"

June

"

"

May

"

"

April

"

"

March

"

"

February

"

"

 


 

Lake Levels - 2013

 

Lincoln Lake

Beaver Lake

Goose Lake

January

"

"

"

December

-28"

0"

-10"

November

-23"

-2"

-10"

October

-24"

-6"

-13"

September

-10.5"

-5"

-15"

August

-4.0"

-0.5" * (-6.5")

-5.5"

July

-2.5"

+1.0" * (-5.0)

-1.0"

June

+3.0"

+5.0" * (-1.0")

+4.0"

May

+ 1.5"

+4.0" * (-2.0")

+4.0"

April

+ 2.0"

+4.0" * (-2.0")

- 3.5"

March

-12.5"

+1.0" * (-5.0")

-45.5"

February

-17.0"

-4.0" * (-10.0")

-54.0"

January

-21.0"

-9.0" * (-15.0")

-64.0"

*Add -6" to reflect Beaver Lake summer pool elevation level.

Annual Precipitation Levels - 2013

RAINFALL

Actual

Average

YTD Actual

YTD Average

YTD Variance

January

December

1.3"

2.24"

40.95"

37.74"

-3.21"

November

3.19"

3.33"

October

1.87"

2.76"

September

1.15"

3.34"

August

3.27"

3.31"

30.80"

25.13"

5.67"

July

1.34"

5.13"

27.53"

21.82"

5.71"

June

5.20"

4.40"

26.19"

16.69"

9.50"

May

6.16"

3.96"

20.99"

12.29"

8.70"

April

7.18"

3.02"

14.83"

8.33"

6.50"

March

2.07

1.82"

7.65"

5.31"

2.34"

February

2.15

1.67

5.58"

3.49"

2.09"

January

3.43"

1.82"

3.43"

1.82"

1.61"

 

Evaporation - 2013

 

Actual

Average

August

3.60"

3.63"

July

4.94"

5.48"

June

3.93"

4.83"

May

3.26"

4.34"

 


 

Lake Levels - 2012

 

Lincoln Lake

Beaver Lake

Goose Lake

December

-22.0"

-11.0" *(-17.0")

-51.0"

November

-21.0"

-13.0" *(-19.0")

-37.0" (approximate)

October

-20.0"

-10.5" *(-16.5")

-34.0"

September

-20.0"

-11.0" *(-17.0")

-31.0"

August

-13.50"

-7.00" *(-13.0")

-24.0"

July

-10.50"

Approx. –4.0"

-20.0"(approximate)

June

-2.50"

+2.50"

-6.50"

May

+3.75"

+5.75"

+2.75"

April

0.0"

+3.0"

-9.0"

March

+2.0"

+2.5"

-5.0"

February

+1.5"

-4.5"

-7.0"

January

+1.0"

-4.5"

-8.5"

*Add -6" to reflect Beaver Lake summer pool elevation level.

Annual Precipitation Levels - 2012

RAINFALL

Actual

Average

YTD Actual

YTD Average

YTD Variance

December

0.41"

1.23"

29.48"

36.90

-7.42

November

0.81"

2.56"

28.82"

35.27"

-6.45"

October

3.55"

2.86"

28.01"

32.51"

-4.50"

September

2.14"

2.62"

24.46"

27.47"

-3.01"

August

3.63"

4.02"

22.32"

24.25"

-1.94"

July

2.11"

3.40"

18.6"

20.12"

-1.52

June

2.17"

3.03"

15.59"

16.12"

-0.53"

May

6.93"

2.29"

13.42"

12.00"

+1.42"

April

1.30"

3.68"

06.49"

09.71"

-3.22"

March

2.13"

2.65"

05.47"

05.52"

-0.05"

February

1.59"

1.63"

03.34"

03.38"

-0.04"

January

1.75"

1.75"

01.75"

01.75"

0.00"

 

Help Protect our Lakes

Use Phosphorus Free Fertilizers

Please remember to use "Phosphorus Free fertilizer" when you are maintaining your lawns and gardens as this will help to reduce unwanted weed and algae growth in our lakes. Even though your property may not directly border one of our lakes, many of the roadway drainage ditches do drain to our lakes which in turn can place unwanted nutrients an other environmental hazards into our waters.

Phosphorus-free fertilizers can now be found in many of our local stores such as Matteson Ace Hardware, Walmart, Big-R, and Menards. Remember to look for fertilizers marked "lake friendly" or "phosphorus free" with the middle number of "0" as this represents the amount of phosphorus in the fertilizer ( example 28-0-3, 12-0-12 ).

Our Lakes Need Your Help!

Many of us have decided to use sea walls, rocks, railroad ties etc, to help decrease shoreline erosion. Placement of these structures is critical, for if done improperly, they can do more harm than good. The best method is rip-rap rock. If a wall is used, it should be set back 2 - 3 feet from the high water level to allow a natural space for the waves to be absorbed. A wall placed all the way up to the waterline causes all wakes to bounce off it, creating back waves which make the water rough in front of your property. This makes for rough boating conditions and aggravates the erosion problem.

If a sea wall is already in place at the waterline, the ideal fix is to put rip-rap rock in front of the seawall where you do not swim or park boats. If you are planning to do shoreline work, please consider carefully the materials you use and their placement. If your shoreline has a serious erosion problem, please consider doing the shoreline work as soon as possible. Help us in protecting our lakes! If you have any questions, or are planning to do shoreline work that touches the waterline, call your lake committee before starting!

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Goose Lake Association Operational Plan

Beaver Lake Dam Slide Gate

In accordance with Permit No 19350, Beaver Lake's normal pool elevation of 534.0 ft is maintained by a 24" wide low flow notch in dam's 12 ft service spillway. The 24" notch is equipped with a slide gate to allow the lake level to be increased during the boating season. When closed the top of the slide gate elevation is 534.35'. The average as built crest elevation of the concrete spillway is 534.35'.

The Goose Lake Association's Dam Committee will schedule the 24" gate to be removed from October 15th through April 15th. During the period from April 15th to October 15th, the gate will be installed and adjusted, or removed as needed to maintain the lake level at approximately a crest elevation of 534.35 ft.

The intent is to maintain the lake level at normal pool elevation of 534.0 ft during the winter months and at crest elevation 534.35 ft during the boating season. The Dam Committee Chairman or appointed designee is responsible for assessing conditions during the boating season that would warrant operation or adjustment of the gate , and authorizing operation of the gate .

If heavy rains are anticipated and water is flowing in from Lincoln Lake, the gate will be opened in advance of the storm to attempt to maintain the Beaver Lake level at a crest elevation of 534.35' and not to exceed a crest elevation of 534.5'. The objective is to try to keep the lake level from exceeding a crest level of 534.5 during the boating season, and to allow the lake level to have some excess capacity to accept additional rain and run off water during the spring months.

Notes:

  • Dam crest elevation of 534.5 ft ("old datum" elevation as shown on approved for construction dam drawings) is the top fo the modified dam weir plate referenced in Don Eddy's August 26, 1993 letter to Paul Mauer (IL DOT, Div of Water Resources.)
  • "Sketch showing crest adjustment" is the as built detail of weir plate referenced in Paul Mauer's August 11, 1993 letter to Don Eddy. Installed weir plate elevation was modified (1⅞" +/- removed) per Don Eddy's August 26, 1993 letter to Paul Mauer.
  • Dam crest reference elevation of 534.5 ft was established on concrete side wall using top of modified weir plate as 534.5 ft (April 2012).
  • The dam's aluminum crest adjustment plate was removed from the spillway in 2012 and the slide gate height was modified so the top of the gate elevation is 534.35'. 5. The Goose Lake Association Operational Plan for Beaver Lake Dam Slide Gate is to be incorporated in the Beaver lake Dam Operation and Maintenance Plan on file with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.