Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Drawdown for Routine Inspection of Comus Lake Dam

MILWAUKEE - The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced that later this spring, the water level behind a dam on Turtle Creek in the City of Delavan, Walworth County, will be lowered in order to facilitate maintenance and conduct a routine safety inspection of Comus Lake Dam.

The City of Delavan applied for a temporary drawdown of Comus Lake in order to replace deteriorating stoplogs in the structure. The DNR approved the request and the drawdown will begin Friday, May 1, 2009, and is expected to take several days. The lake level will be lowered approximately six inches each day, until a drawdown of about six feet has been reached.

The impoundment will remain drawn down until May 15, 2009.

News Release Published: January 22, 2009 by the Southeast Region
Contact(s): Michelle Schneider, Dam Safety Engineer, 262-574-2127

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