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Posted on: September 17, 2020

Phillips Chain Draw Down

To:  All Affected Users


From:  Adam Nelson, Dams Keeper


Date:  September 17, 2020


Re:  Phillips Chain Draw Down


Annual winter water level reduction is scheduled to begin Monday, October 19, 2020 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 22, 2020.  Soo Lake will be drawn down 12 inches.  These overwinter drawdowns are done to prevent shoreline 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.

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