DNR Meeting On Rest Lake Dam Order Saturday(8/16)

Aug 15, 2014

Lake Manitowish is part of the Manitowish Chain of Lakes, which many property owners worry would be disrupted by a change at Rest Lake Dam
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The final meeting this summer to get public input on the draft operating order for the Rest Lake dam in Vilas county  is set for Saturday afternoon.

The DNR held two meetings in late June.

DNR Northern Region Director John  Gozdzialski says they want to hear from the public...

".....the purpose is to get feedback from the community, both those upstream and those downstream of the dam about their comments and concerns about the proposed operating order for the dam...."

Gozdzialski says the meeting this Saturday will be similar to the June meetings as the DNR will first give an overview of the draft operating order. He says they will take time to take questions. He says after that, they will take public testimony.

The meeting begins at 12:30 p.m. and will run until 6 p.m. at the Manitowish Waters Community Center on Highway 51.

More information is on the DNR website if you type in the search box Rest Lake Dam. The DNR will be accepting written comments until September 5.