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DNR?drafts order for Rest Lake Dam

MANITOWISH?WATERS?— In an effort to balance environmental, recreational and long-term economic interests, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is issuing a draft of a proposed operating order for the Rest Lake dam in Vilas County that restores a more natural water flow and extends the navigation season with more consistent water levels.

The operating order for the dam, which governs water depth and stream flows on the Manitowish River and Manitowish Chain of Lakes, replaces an order dating to the 1930s that allows for a reduction of water levels by three and one-half feet each fall.

The new order calls for a smaller one-foot fall drawdown,

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 2:07 PM

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