(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Lake Improvement Association is applauding city council action that may lead to changes in the volume of water flowing through the dam. The Common Council this week approved a plan authorizing city officials to work with the state Department of Natural Resources to reopen and amend what is called the “lake level order.” City Engineering Coordinator Ritchie Piltz says it would change the winter lake level, adjust the dates of the drawdown in the spring and fall and also allow for a greater minimum flow in the river during the drier summer months without changing the lake level. Beaver Dam Lake Improvement Association Vice President Bill Foley says the advantages would go beyond that allowing the lake to go with a more natural flow. Foley says that will help the shoreline recover more in the wintertime with less erosion and allow for more fish habitat. If approved by the DNR, the lake level order changes would bring Beaver Dam in-line with other waterfront communities in the state.
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