watershed and lake management. conservation. recreation.
The campground and beach season is CLOSED.
Want to know the upcoming dates of RCD meetings and events, Lake Court Center rentals, and key community activities?
Lost Lake RCD Calendar
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at the general election to be held on Tuesday, the 3rd day of November, 2020, the following proposition will be submitted to the voters of the Lost Nation ‑ New Landing River Conservancy District of Illinois, Ogle County, Illinois:
"Shall bonds of the Lost Nation ‑ New Landing River Conservancy District of Illinois, Ogle County, Illinois, in the amount of $948,000 be issued to finance improvements to and within the District, including but not limited to dredging of the existing lake, and for the payment of the expenses incident thereto?"
The polls at the election will be open at 6:00 o’clock A.M. and will continue to be open until 7:00 o’clock P.M. of that day.
With the passage of the Referendum, a property owners’ bill would increase by approximately 4.5%. To determine how much this increase would be for future taxes, an owner could multiply .045 times their 2019 tax bill. For example, an owner that paid $3,000 in taxes for 2019, could anticipate that their total tax bill would be increased by an additional $135 ($3,000 X .045).
Would you like to show your support for the referendum to "Save the Lake"? To arrange to pick up your sign, contact Becky at 847-710-4331 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your input and support are needed to move forward with the Long
Range Dredging Program. You are invited to provide your comments, questions, and concerns by downloading and submitting the following document: OPEN HOUSE COMMENT FORM.
Lake Court Center Availability: Now that we are in Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan, the LCC is available for private rentals with stipulations in place - click here for requirements.
Due to the Tier 2 of the Covid-19 mitigation efforts for Region 1 now in effect per the IDPH, gatherings at the Lake Court Center must be limited to 10 or less starting Sunday, October 25th. Per the IDPH release: "[The] IDPH will track the positivity rate in Region 1 to determine if mitigations can be relaxed, if additional mitigations are required, or if current mitigations should remain in place. If the positivity rate averages less than or equal to 6.5% for three consecutive days, then Regions 1 will return to Phase 4 mitigations under the Restore Illinois Plan. If the positivity rate averages between 6.5% and 8%, the new mitigations will remain in place and unchanged. If the positivity rate averages greater than or equal to 8% after 14 days, more stringent mitigations can be applied to further reduce spread of the virus."
Safety Guidelines for the RCD Meetings - To ensure the health and safety of all present, the following restrictions will apply:
- Masks will be required to enter the building. Once seated, you may remove your mask if you wish. If you are not wearing a mask, please do not enter the LCC. If you have any symptoms related to COVID-19, please do not enter the building.
-Social distancing will be in effect with chairs spaced accordingly. Please do not rearrange the seating.
-Hand sanitizer will be available
These restrictions are an effort to ensure the health and safety of all who attend the RCD meeting. Thank you for your understanding.
Access RCD Office By Phone or Email Until Further Notice - Business by telephone or email continues Monday -Thursday from 10-2 p.m. Call 815-652-2006 or email for assistance.
The RCD will lower the lake the first week of November, weather permitting.
Fish Survey/Stocking - The RCD hired JadEco to perform a fish shocking survey in November 2019 and preliminary findings show a very healthy fish population. The RCD also stocked the lake w/ five muskies and 440 walleye.
RCD Newsletter Article - for a copy of the latest RCD Newsletter Article, Click HERE.
Fishing Creel Regulations
Illinois Department of Natural Resources' (IDNR) laws and regulations are in force while fishing Lost Lake. Click on the graphic to the right to view/download current IDNR fishing laws and regulations.
Monthly RCD meetings are
held on the 2nd Thursday
of each month at 6 PM at
404 Lake Court, Dixon, IL unless otherwise posted.
The Campground season is closed.
The beach season is closed.
The RCD is always interested in sharing interesting and newsworthy stories, news items and photos from within the RCD's district boundaries.
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