Trego Lake District was established in 1989. It is as a legal entity like a town. It can enter into contracts and apply for grants and other funding. It has taxing authority.
According to the Trego Town Order creating it, the district is directed to deal with problems to the lake, identify causes, and implement various remedial measures and undertake activities such as protection of fish, maintenance of water levels, control weeds and reduce sedimentation.
At the first meeting members discussed that the district will be working toward “improving the entire lake.” They noted that what affects one part of the lake affects the whole lake. The issues discussed at the first meeting were sedimentation filling in the river, weeds getting worse, water quality and fishing going down. These issues continue to be addressed by the District.
The Trego Lake District consists of the Trego flowage and lakeshore from the Highway 53 bridge on the east to the Xcel Energy dam on the west. Trego Lake is the second largest lake in Washburn County.