FLTF to Conduct Fish and Mussel Preservation Program
Four Lakes Task Force (FLTF) announced in September plans to conduct an early winter water drawdown of Wixom Lake, which would reduce the water level by 8 feet over the course of roughly two weeks. While FLTF has not gotten the final approval from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE), we expect the drawdown will begin in mid to late November.
A typical annual winter drawdown lowers the lake by 3 feet starting on December 15 of each year. For this year, multiple experts agree that a winter drawdown of 8 feet, conducted several weeks before ice starts to form on the lake, is the most practical and safest course of action for this upcoming winter. Wixom Lake residents must remove their boats, docks and hoists/lifts from the water by October 31.
Wixom Lake Residents Encouraged to Remove Boats, Lifts by October 31
[GLADWIN AND MIDLAND COUNTIES, MI, September 25, 2019] - Four Lakes Task Force (FLTF), after consulting with engineering experts, plans to submit a permit application to the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy (EGLE) asking to perform a winter drawdown of 8 ft. for Wixom Lake. The application requests to start the drawdown earlier than normal, beginning in the first week of November and to restore to normal summer water levels in early spring. The FLTF is asking individuals to remove their boats from Wixom Lake by October 31.
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