Skip to main content

Sonstegaard-Telste Reservoir (1983)

This reservoir is located 5 miles south and ½ mile west of Minneota, Minnesota, in Section 27, Range 43W, Township 112N in Lyon County. The embankment stands 42.5 feet high to create a normal pool of 15.4 acres with 20.1 feet maximum depth. The construction costs including easement were $369,600. The reservoir is owned and maintained by the YMRWD with annual inspections conducted by the YMRWD, Area II, Lyon SWCD, and NRCS. The reservoir provides floodwater retention as well as wildlife benefits, is located on private property, and is not open to the public.