Wolf River

Drawdowns Planned for Repairs
4:17 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Little Rice Flowage Will See Lower Water Levels Earlier

The Little Rice Dam is slated for major repairs in the coming weeks.
Credit Wisconsin DNR

Property owners on the Little Rice Flowage near Crandon will be seeing lower water levels earlier than usual.  The DNR will draw down water levels one to two feet this week…to prepare for some major dam repairs.

DNR Wildlife biologist Jeremy Holtz says the existing structure was built in the 1930s, and it’s difficult to operate.

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Fifth state corridor
4:38 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Highway 55 Scenic Byway Process Moving Forward

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Stakeholders hoping to bring Wisconsin's fifth scenic highway corridor to Langlade and Forest counties are moving forward toward making it a reality.

The group met Thursday in Crandon. The program is administered by the Department of Transportation. Highways with historic and scenic corridors are considered. If adopted, the stretch of Highway 55 north from Menominee county through Forest county to the Michigan line would be known as the the Wolf River­ Nicolet Scenic Byway.

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Marketing Natural Beauty, History
5:07 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Scenic Byway Planners Look for Local Involvement

Organizers are pushing for a stretch of Highway 55 near the Wolf River to be designated as a scenic byway.
Credit Royalbroil via Wikimedia Commons

Organizers around a proposed scenic byway near the Wolf River are trying to drum up local support for the plan.  Members of the public were invited to Mole Lake Wednesday to get involved. 

To convince state officials that Wolf River Heritage Corridor has what it takes to be a scenic byway, the first step was a detailed scenic assessment.  It scored each mile of the route based on natural beauty, historical significance and amenities.  Overall the byway averaged a promising 7 out of 8 possible points. 

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