LAKE PARK DISTRICTS defined:    Hamlin County Lake Park District (LP-1), Lake Poinsett Water Project District, Lake Poinsett Sanitary District each have independent boundaries. However all three districts, unless otherwise zoned, are within 1,000 feet of the ordinary high water line (1,651.5 feet) of Lake Poinsett and Lake Albert and usage shall conform to the regulations for these districts. 


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A.K.A. Water Board


The LPWPD is a local level governing board responsible for the control structures (gates) east of the outlet next to county road 459th Ave bridge. The gates are operated in accordance to the SD WATER MANAGEMENT BOARD in Pierre. The only time the gates are closed is when the Big Sioux River backflows into the lake. The LPWPD also conducts an annual lake water quality assessment on sloughs and culverts when flowing into the lake.

Shoreline Erosion and Stability Issues

A homeowner’s shoreline stabilization project can be partially covered by a cost-share fund.

Homeowner’s planning shoreline work contact a LPWPD member to schedule a pre-work

inspection, receive advice on available funds, and guidance on proper stabilization guidelines.

Obtain and submit a SHORELINE STABILIZATION APPLICATION FORM for project approval.


Notice of Meetings

LPWPD meets the third Saturday of each month during the summer. Their Annual Meeting is held in April. For more information email Betty Westall, at

or call 605-203-0953.