Amelia Lake

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Amelia Lake
Amelia Lake.jpg
Taken from the East side of Amelia Lake during June 2014.
Location Pope County, Minnesota
Coordinates 45°41′7.58″N 95°17′16.9″W / 45.6854389°N 95.288028°W / 45.6854389; -95.288028Coordinates: 45°41′7.58″N 95°17′16.9″W / 45.6854389°N 95.288028°W / 45.6854389; -95.288028
Type lake
Primary outflows Chippewa river
Max. depth 69 feet (21 m)
Surface elevation 1,348 feet (411 m)

Amelia Lake is a lake in Pope County, Minnesota, United States, located 6.7 miles away from Glenwood. Amelia lake has an elevation of around 1,348 feet (411 m).[1][2] The lake sits on a lot of 910 acres.[3] The depth of Amelia Lake is 69 feet (21 m) and water clarity can approach 12 feet (3.7 m) during the summer. This lake is open to the public to fish with a proper fishing license.[4]

The lake is not the same as Lake Nokomis, which was also called "Lake Amelia" from at least 1823 until 1910, when its name was changed to that of the grandmother of Hiawatha.[5]

Hydrography[edit]

Lake Amelia is one of a chain of four lakes coming south from Lake Leven. The other two lakes are Rice Lake and Lake Villard. Amelia is the source of the east branch of the Chippewa river[5]

Fishing[edit]

Lake Amelia offers many different types of fish. Some of the fish at Amelia Lake include: Black Bullhead, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Pumpkinseed, Rock Bass, Walleye, White Sucker, Yellow Bullhead and Yellow Perch.[3] Chinese mystery snails have been found in Amelia Lake. Minnesota Statue requires boater to thoroughly check their boats and equipment before entering and leaving the lake.[4]

Stocking[edit]

Walleye is the only species that is being stocked in Amelia Lake. Since the year of 2004, they have been continuously stocking the lakes water. They have been stocking fingerlings, yearlings, and fry. The last year that the lake was stocked was 2012. For more information go to Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amelia Lake Topo Map, Pope County MN (Villard Area)". TopoZone. Retrieved 2017-10-20.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Amelia Lake
  3. ^ a b "Amelia Lake". Lake-Link. Retrieved 2017-10-20.
  4. ^ a b "Fisheries Lake Surveys: Minnesota DNR". www.dnr.state.mn.us. Retrieved 2017-10-20.
  5. ^ a b Warren Upham (2001). Minnesota Place Names: A Geographical Encyclopedia. Minnesota Historical Society Press. ISBN 978-0-87351-396-8.

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