Winter Lake Level Drawdown Details

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September 2023

As part of the Indianford Dam operating order, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has mandated a winter drawdown.  The drawdown is to initiate October 15 and will continue until the winter max water level 776.0 measured at USGS gauge #05427235 is reached. All gates at the Indianford Dam have been closed since June of 2023 and while still in compliance the operational goal was to be at the summer max 776.55. The current 776.29 is a short adjustment to the winter level. The timing of that water level adjustment may be slowed due to the increase in control capacity and the continued lack of precipitation this season.

Please review the complete Indianford Dam Construction Update for more information regarding the water control project: https://rkld.org/indianford-dam-construction-update/

October 2023

The RKLD Board of Commissioners has received many questions about the DNR mandated winter drawdown taking place in October. The drawdown is to initiate October 15 until the winter max water level 776.0 measured at USGS gauge #05427235 is reached. All gates at the Indianford Dam have been closed since June of 2023 and while still in compliance the operational goal was to be at the summer max 776.55. The current 776.29 is a short adjustment to the winter level. The timing of that water level adjustment may be slowed due to the increase in control capacity and the continued lack of precipitation this season.