Welcome to OTC COLA
Otter Tail County COLA is organized to facilitate cooperation among member lake and river associations and to assist in fostering wise use of the lake and river areas in Otter Tail County. By joining together and helping each other, we can keep our lakes and rivers stay clean and free of pollutants and prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS)
OTC Shoreland Regulation Survey
If you received a post card to complete the Shoreland Regulation Survey, click HERE.
To see the OTC Shoreland Regulation document, click HERE
OTC Lawmaker Hotline
Your legislators want to hear from you! The OTC COLA Lawmaker Hotline is an easy and effective way for Otter Tail County lake property owners to impact legislative actions affecting life at the lake. Go HERE to use the OTC Lawmaker Hotline.
OTC Lake Directories
Lake property owner Directories for 100 lakes in Otter Tail County are now available. Go HERE to select directories by Name or Street.
Go HERE to use the OTC interactive map to find lake properties in the County.
OTC Water Quality Analysis Reports
Water Quality Analysis Reports for over 100 COLA and Non-COLA lakes have been compiled by OTC COLA. Go HERE to select lake reports.
Newsletter Article Index
Click HERE to revisit any article from OTC COLA E-Newsletters. Click on the Newsletter label for any month to load the newsletter pdf for that month.
WE LOVE OUR LAKES!
New to OTC COLA? The “WE LOVE OUR LAKES” campaign is being run to connect with lake associations and lake property owners interested in protecting and preserving their quality of lake living in Otter Tail County, MN. Please click HERE to complete a secure, simple form to give us your contact information. To see our library of monthly newsletters click HERE. To sign up to receive free monthly E-Newsletters, Click HERE.
OTC COLA is encouraging participation of new lakes. The bigger the number of lakes that join together in the common cause the better it will be for all of us. OTC COLA is a private, non-profit organization and the cost of membership is nominal for associations and individuals. See our brochure HERE.
Water quality testing of OTC lakes is an active pursuit of OTC COLA. We have compiled over 20 years of valuable data. OTC COLA encourages lakes to participate in its water testing. OTC COLA will work with new lakes through association or individual memberships to help include them in the program.
Sign up for the OTC COLA Monthly E-Newsletter
Board of Director Meetings
Second Monday of each month following the AIS Task Force Meeting
Dead Lake Room, Fergus Falls Government Center, Fergus Falls, MN
OTC COLA Member Meetings 2019
Thursday, April 25, 2019– Water Quality Sampling Kick-Off- Ottertail Community Center
Thursday, May 16, 2019– AIS -Mark Ranweiler (DNR), Spencer McGrew (AIS Task Force)- Ottertail Community Center
Saturday, June 8, 2019– Septic Systems / wells seminar- Ottertail Thumper Pond
Thursday, July 18, 2019– OTC COLA- What is it?, Patrick Prunty, OTC COLA, John Kruse, OTC COLA Ottertail Community Center
Thursday, August 15, 2019– OTC COLA Annual Meeting, Legislator Forum- Ottertail Community Center
Tuesday, September 17, 2019– OTC COLA hosts MN COLA meeting- Ottertail Thumper Pond
See the OTC COLA E-Newsletter for changes of dates and times.
Water Sampling Schedule 2019
The water sampling schedule is set by RMB Labs for the weekend preceding and including the third Monday of each month from May through September. If you work and are unable to sample on Monday, please sample Sunday afternoon.
Please turn in your sample at one of the drop-off locations or at RMB Environmental Laboratories (22796 County Highway 6, Detroit Lakes, MN). The samples need to be delivered to RMB Laboratories within 48 hours of collection time.
2019 Testing Schedule
OTC COLA Board of Directors
Bernie Steeves ∙ David Majkrzak ∙ Jeff Stabnow ∙ Patrick Prunty ∙ Roger Neitzke ∙ Russ Severson ∙ Sylvia Soeth ∙ Jeff Vansteenburg
OTC COLA Members
Berger Lake Association ∙ Big McDonald LID ∙ Boedigheimer Lake Association ∙ Clitheral Lake Association ∙ Dead Lake Association ∙ Devils Lake Association ∙ Eagle Lake Lakeshore Association ∙ East Battle Lake WS Association ∙ Elbow Lake Association ∙ Franklin Lake Association ∙ Hoffman Lake Association ∙ Jewett Lake Association ∙ Lake Lida Property Owners Association ∙ Lake Lizzie Lakeshore Association ∙ Lake Seven Association ∙ Lake Six Association ∙ Leaf Lakes Association ∙ Little McDonald Kerbs and Paul Lakes LID ∙ Loon Lake Association ∙ Marion Lake Association ∙ McDonald Lake Improvement Association ∙ North Long Lake Association ∙ North Turtle Lake Association ∙ Otter Tail Lakes Property Owners Association ∙ Pelican Lake Property Owners Association ∙ Pickerel Lake Improvement Association ∙ Pine Lakes LID ∙ Prairie Lake Lakeshore Association ∙ Round Lake 56-214 ∙ Rush Lake Association ∙ Silent Lakes Association ∙ Silver Lake Property Owners Association ∙ Spitzer Lake Property Owners Association ∙ Stalker Lake Association ∙ Star Lake Property Owners Association ∙ Stuart Lake Association ∙ Swan Lake Association ∙ Sybil Lake Association ∙ Tamarac Lake Association ∙ Ten Mile Preservation Association ∙ Trowbridge-Leek Lake Association ∙ Wall Lake Association ∙ West Battle Lake Association ∙ West McDonald Lake Association