Water level behind the East Troy Dam will be drawn down for dam inspection and stream study

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  1. By Southeast Region September 8, 2015

    Contact(s): Tanya Lourigan, DNR dam safety engineer, 608-275-3287

    EAST TROY, Wis. -- The water level behind the East Troy Dam on Honey Creek in the village of East Troy in Walworth County, will be lowered in order to inspect the dam and conduct a stream study for the Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System wastewater permit, according to the Department of Natural Resources.

    The controlled drawdown of Honey Creek will begin on or about September 14, 2015. The lake level will be lowered approximately 6 inches each day, until the water level has been lowered approximately 2 feet. The lake level will remain in a drawn down condition until October 1, 2016. In fall 2016, the lake will be refilled at a rate of no more than 6 inches per day, while still releasing a minimum flow downstream.

    The 12-foot high dam is owned by the village of East Troy and impounds East Troy Pond.

    Last Revised: Tuesday, September 08, 2015