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Annual winter water level reduction is scheduled to begin Monday, October 21, 2019 on the Phillips Chain: Soo Lake, Long Lake, Wilson Lake, Elk Lake, Duroy Lake and Musser Lake. Weather pending, Long Lake, Wilson Creek Flowage, Elk Lake, Duroy Lake, Solberg Lake and Musser Lake will be drawn down 8-10 inches by Thursday, October 24, 2019. Soo Lake will be drawn down 12 inches. These overwinter drawdowns are done to prevent shore line degradation, control aquatic invasives, and provide water storage capacity to mitigate spring flooding. Levels will return to normal pool in the spring as the snow melts.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me at 715-492-4459 or contact the Highway Department’s main office at 715-339-3081.