P.O. Box 283
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545

Videotaped Public Information Meetings

First two meetings held on June 27, third meeting set for August

Two public information meetings regarding the draft operating order for the Rest Lake Dam in Vilas County were held on Friday, June 27. Both sessions were videotaped and are available for online viewing through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

The two June meetings along with a third set for Saturday, August 16, have been organized by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to give citizens a chance to learn more and provide feedback on the dam’s future operations. The draft order seeks to balance environmental, recreational, and long-term economic interests while restoring a more natural flow and extending the navigation season with more consistent water levels.

The Manitowish town hall is the site that was used for the informational meetings on June 27. It will also be the location for the August 16th meeting that will run from 12:30 pm to 6:00 pm

To view the Friday, June 27 afternoon session, visit:http://dnrmedia.wi.gov/main/Play/9d096468abce40ba8040c36606b088a71d

To view the Friday, June 27 evening session, visit:http://dnrmedia.wi.gov/main/Play/d188c7e34f5745738fc6f5c740201c801d

For more information about the proposed operating order for the Rest Lake dam, including information for property owners on the Manitowish Chain of lakes, visit http://dnr.wi.gov/ and search for keyword “Rest Lake dam”. Written comments may be submitted until September 5, 2014, by email to: DNRRestLake@Wisconsin.gov

Or by US Mail to: DNR Service Center Attn: John Spangberg 2501 Golf Course Road Ashland, WI 54806 DNR Service Center Contact Information: John Spangberg, Water Management Specialist (715) 685-0431Call: (715) 685-0431 John.Spangberg@wisconsin.gov