Horseshoe Lake Property Owners Association (HLPOA)


  • 6 Mar 2024 12:51 PM | Anonymous

    March 5 2024 

    Parks Canada is Actively Operating Dams in the Reservoir Area of the TSW

    Expect Rising Water Levels and Changing Ice Conditions

    March 5, 2024

    Levels in most reservoir lakes are near normal right now however, we’re attentive to the combination of a very low snowpack, subnormal winter precipitation and unseasonable temperatures. Recent surveys have shown that the snowpack in the watersheds is less than 60% of normal in northern areas ranging down to near 0% further south. Additionally, total precipitation has been below normal in Haliburton each month since September and in February was just 35% of normal. The TSW recognized this developing situation early and has been adding logs to reservoir dams. By the end of February almost all reservoir dams have had logs added to store water and reduce the risk of very low spring water levels. As a result, most lake levels will slowly rise; flow-through lakes will see lower levels; and river flows will be reduced. As lake levels rise, changes in ice conditions may include breaking up and away from the shore and creating a risk of shoreline ice damage, particularly under high winds. Be attentive to local conditions via local news and/or municipal channels. While logging operations this early is unusual, TSW has been proactive on behalf of the reservoir lakes.  TSW staff continually monitor weather forecasts, lake levels and flows in their daily evaluation of options. Their future actions will depend on melt and rainfall events over the next two months. CEWF works closely with TSW to ensure its membership has the latest information on lake levels; and we will continue to do so. Click the following Water management Update Issued on March 4 from the Trent-Severn Waterway.

  • 3 Mar 2024 5:01 PM | Anonymous

    We have added a Poster that highlights the impact of Lead on wildlife and encourages your family and friends to use Lead-Free while fishing on Horseshoe Lake. You can find the poster on our website under Lake Health/Fishing

  • 19 Apr 2023 4:37 PM | Anonymous

    Looking to hand down the family cottage?

    There's lots to think about and consider.  Cottage Life magazine is offering a free series of weekly emails titled "Family Matters".  

    Click here to sign up.

  • 1 Apr 2023 6:17 PM | Anonymous

    All Fireworks at anytime require a permit as per Minden Hills bylaw.

    For more details click here: Fireworks in Minden Hills

  • 25 May 2021 5:38 PM | Anonymous

    Minden Hills now requires residents to have a permit in order to set off fireworks. 

    Please click here for details.

  • 28 Apr 2021 7:31 AM | Anonymous

    We are very lucky to have a Provincially Significant Wetland, also known as a "PSW', on our lake!  You can probably guess where it is -- it's that shallow, "weedy" area behind Shuyler's Island.

    Check out more info about our PSW by clicking here.

  • 17 Feb 2021 9:30 AM | Anonymous

    Algal blooms are of concern to all Horseshoe and Mirror Lake property owners.  Environment Haliburton recently sponsored an Enviro-Cafe on the subject.  Dr. Elizabeth Favot, PhD, Assistant Lake Stewardship Coordinator, Federation of Ontario Cottagers' Associations (FOCA) gave the presentation on February 9th.  Participants had the chance to ask questions.  

    Check out this link to a YouTube recording of the presentation:

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The HLPOA acknowledge the lands and waters on which we meet, are the traditional homelands of the First Nation, Métis and Inuit peoples. Our beautiful lakes are fed from the north and flow to the south. We therefore acknowledge the Algonquin and Mississauga peoples as well as the governance of the Williams Treaties. We wish to express gratitude to Mother Earth, the resources we are using, and honour all Indigenous people who have been and continue to live on these lands.


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