Wonder Lake Dredging
Dredging in White Oaks Bay
Lake users are encouraged be to extra cautious to avoid pipeline.
No-wake boating is required at all times within close proximity of the dredging areas
470,000 cubic yards of sediment will be removed from the lake...
The removed sediment will be enough to cover a football field 26 stories high
Dredging Wonder Lake will create an additional 100 acres of deeper, cleaner water
Photos taken by Bob Schell
Wonder Lake SDF — November 13, 2016
Wonder Lake SDF — November 13, 2016
 ATTENTION WONDER LAKE USERS...

Lake users need to be aware of rapidly changing lake conditions as the dredging contractor will be re-positioning the sediment pipeline, booster pumps, and other dredging-related equipment as they progress. Avoiding those areas of the lake is the best bet, when possible. The dredging contractor has placed additional weights on the sediment pipeline at the designated crossing point (which will hopefully minimize the rise and fall of the pipeline) and has added red marker lights on top of the “no-wake” buoys on either side of the crossing point. As in the past, only use this crossing point at the mid-point at a no-wake speed, utilizing your tilt mode if applicable.

LAKE STATUS
caution

The MPOA dredging contractor has resumed work for the 2017 dredging season, and has already completed the area around Wickline Island. They will then complete the areas still needing to be dredged at O’Brien Shoals. Based on the current position of the sediment pipeline, they plan to work O'Brien Shoals from south to north. They will be at O’Brien Shoals for the remainder of May, and possibly longer, depending on the type of lakebed material they encounter, before moving down to South Bay. The MPOA will post additional info on the MPOA website as we receive it.

 

MASTER PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, (M.P.O.A.)

WELCOME to the Master Property Owners Association (MPOA) in Wonder Lake, Illinois 60097. The MPOA owns and manages Wonder Lake, a private 830 acre recreational lake located northwest of Chicago. The MPOA office is located at 7602 Hancock Drive, at the northwest corner of Hancock Drive and E. Wonder Lake Road, roughly two miles north of IL Route 120. Do you have a question about the Lake, or need information about the Wonder Lake area? E-mail: office@wlmpoa.org, Phone: (815) 653-1000

LAKE RESTORATION UPDATE

 NEW  LATEST UPDATE → Lake Managers Report

 NEW  SEE WONDER LAKE'S DESIGNATED DREDGING AREA
• Read about the History of Wonder Lake's Restoration
• EROSION CONTROL BARRIERS: Read 2012 Notice to Lake Users
• THE FIGHT AGAINST INVASIVE SPECIES: Learn More

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WLWSST!

The Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Team won the national team title at the 42nd Indmar Marine Engines Division 1 Show Ski National Championships, presented by Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing, Aug. 12-14, on the Rock River at Traxler Park in Janesville, Wis. Wonder Lake earned high-scoring awards for dock and equipment personnel, pick-up boat crews, towboat driving, showmanship, sound crew total and overall show on its way to tallying a grand total 1,957.94 points and winning its first national title since 2010 and fifth in the history of the event. Read More >

BOAT SAFETY CLASS

You can take boat safety classes online, at anytime: Boater Exam.com, and Boat-Ed.com are fast and easy and certification cost is $29.95. Persons at least 12 years of age and less than 18 years, without an Adult are required to have a certificate.

MPOA WATERCRAFT DECAL REMINDER

Lake users are reminded that MPOA Lake Use Decals MUST be permanently affixed to the watercraft / snowmobile / ATV  to which they are registered, and that they are NOT transferable. The Wonder Lake Police Department Marine Patrol is provided with a list of all MPOA Decal registrants, and the specific type and description of the unit each decal number was issued to. Failure to have your MPOA decal permanently affixed is a ticketable offense.

  • Zero Horsepower (canoe,kayak,rowboat,pedal boat) $10.00
  • 1-39 Horsepower $20.00
  • Over 40 Horsepower and ALL PWC $40.00
  • Winter- $5.00


NEW BOATING REGULATIONS EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1st 2015

• Senate Bill 3434 allows for the seizure of a watercraft used in the commission of certain offenses related to operating under the influence. The new rules bring penalties for boating under the influence more in line with those for operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs or alcohol. 


• Senate Bill 3433 requires all persons born after Jan. 1, 1998 to take and pass a boating safety course validated by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and hold a valid boating safety certificate before they can operate a motorboat with an engine over 10 horsepower.

• Senate Bill 2731, mandates that the operator of any watercraft that is towing a person, such as a water skier or tuber, must display a bright orange flag measuring not less than 12 inches per side. The flag must be displayed from the time the person to be towed leaves the boat until that person returns to the boat at the conclusion of the activity. 
Under the law, flying the flag for purposes other than towing is prohibited, so be sure to only display the flag when towing.