CARE OF THE WATER


The most recent survey of the lake was done in 2015. Curlyleaf pondweed (Potamogeton crispus) was the dominant plant, at 44% of all sites, while coontail (Ceratophyllum demersum), Elodea (Elodea canadensis), and filamentous algae were also present at 10-20% of the sites. Curlyleaf pondweed has been chemically treated in Roberds Lake since 2011...

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ROBERDS LAKE

 

is located two miles northwest of Faribault, MN, a city which is located in the south-central part of the state; in an area known by some as the prairie lakes region. It is centrally situated about 50 miles from each of the larger cities of Mankato to the southwest, Rochester to the southeast and the metropolitan area of Minneapolis/St. Paul to the north...

CARE OF THE WATER

 

Important information and history of the care of the water on Roberds Lake including survey results and sampling locations.

TREATMENT OF CURLY LEAF WEED

 

Curly-leaf is a submersed aquatic plant that is not native to North America. Past experience in Minnesota has shown that the elimination of curly-leaf pondweed from lakes is not a realistic goal. Nevertheless, problems caused by curly-leaf can be managed using available methods of control...

SEWER SYSTEM

While the grinder pumps are capable of accepting and pumping a wide range of materials, system users are responsible for proper use of the system...

ABOUT THE LAKE

ICE IN - ICE OUT

 

Roberds Lake is a popular fishing destination in the Summer, Spring, Fall and Winter.  Check out the previous year's historical data for the lake's freeze and thaw information...

WILDLIFE

 

Evenings on Roberds Lake can be a very special time as the sun sets in the West and spreads its golden rays into the sky and across the water; a beautiful, relaxing scene.  It's the perfect home for not only lake residents, but also many of natures' amazing creatures...