Swan Lake Dam update from Bill Baxter

We’ve had a number of inquiries about the upcoming replacement of the dam gates and the effect on the water level.  Bruce Mailloux, chair of the Swan Lake Dam committee, has provided a statement (below) about the process. In general, it sounds like we’ll see minimal change in level between now and the end of August.  Rainfall, or lack thereof, will also affect levels.

Now that the dam cracks have been sealed, and after the gates are replaced, there will be much more control on the water level than we’ve had anytime in the recent past.

Here’s the statement from Bruce:

“Today the level is at 8 feet 2 inches and the gates have been closed as tight as we can get them since May 15. Imagine what the level would be if the cracks had not been repaired last fall. There are more folks inquiring about the fall water level and right now it looks like the installation work will begin in early September. The gates are suppose to be shipped on Aug. 19 and we will not start any significant lowering of the water (unless we get a great deal of rain) until the gates actually arrive. Also, note that the lower the water, the slower it drains. Please feel free to pass this information on to folks that might need to know about low water levels.”

Swan Lake Association meeting schedule

Saturday, Aug. 6, Movie Night, TBA. See the Facebook page to vote your pick.

Monday, Aug. 8, Hamburgers/Hotdogs, 5:30 p.m., State Park.

Monday, Sept. 12, Pizza Party, 5:30 p.m. at Boat Launch: final reports.

Swanville Community Church

The church remains open as usual for Sunday morning worship services at 10:15 a.m. All are welcome. Pastor Milt Higgins is preaching.