Manitowish Waters http://wxpr.org en DNR Plans to Change Rest Lake Dam Flows http://wxpr.org/post/dnr-plans-change-rest-lake-dam-flows <p>DNR managers are proposing a <a href="http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Dams/documents/RestLake/RestLakeFOF-ORDER-DRAFT-5-30-14b.pdf" target="_blank">new operating plan</a> for the Rest Lake dam in Manitowish Waters.&nbsp; But property owners want more time to give input.&nbsp;</p><p>The draft order calls for reducing the fall water drawdown to 1 foot, compared to the current three-and-a-half foot drawdown.</p><p>DNR Northern Region Director John Gozdzialski explains taking out less water in the fall means there will be more water in the winter and early spring.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 17:58:08 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 19325 at http://wxpr.org DNR Plans to Change Rest Lake Dam Flows Christmas Bird Count May See Fewer Seed-Eaters http://wxpr.org/post/christmas-bird-count-may-see-fewer-seed-eaters <p>Manitowish Waters will hold its annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count Saturday.&nbsp;</p><p>Groups throughout the Northwoods and across North America help track long term trends in winter bird populations.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 23:10:19 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 12206 at http://wxpr.org Christmas Bird Count May See Fewer Seed-Eaters Name Of Vilas County Traffic Victim Released http://wxpr.org/post/name-vilas-county-traffic-victim-released <P>Vilas &nbsp;county authorities have released the name of the man who died in a crash early Thursday morning in the town of Manitowish Waters.</P> <P>20 year old Ezekiel Jonas of Manitowish Waters was killed in the single-vehicle wreck.</P> <P>The crash happened near the intersection of Alder Lkae Road and Powell Road. When emergency responders arrived, they found a pickup truck had struck a tree. officials used a metal-cutting tool to pull the truck's driver from the vehicle. Fri, 02 Aug 2013 21:50:41 +0000 Ken Krall 5991 at http://wxpr.org Name Of Vilas County Traffic Victim Released Dropping Temperatures Mean Long Nights for Cranberry Growers http://wxpr.org/post/dropping-temperatures-mean-long-nights-cranberry-growers <p>Cool temperatures Sunday night had cranberry growers in northern Wisconsin on frost alert.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On a chilly night, cranberry bogs can run many degrees colder than the average air temperature on the ground.&nbsp; Bob Winter runs </span>Vilas<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Cranberry Company in </span>Manitowish<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Waters.&nbsp; He says the mercury would have dipped below freezing in the bogs, if he hadn't turned on water sprinklers to help keep the plants warm.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 22:10:49 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 3119 at http://wxpr.org Dropping Temperatures Mean Long Nights for Cranberry Growers