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Tag: Lake Mills


Lake Mills drawn down means boat ramp unusable; part of Elwha River dam removal

As work continues in preparation for removing the two Elwha River dams continues, Bureau of Reclamation dam managers will again lower the water level in the Lake Mills. The draw down will help accelerate erosion along a pilot channel created last fall.

The drawdown will begin within the next several days. Managers said they estimate the water level will drop approximately one-and-a-half feet each day until the reservoir is six feet lower than normal. This is expected to occur by the end of April.

The Lake Mills boat launch will be inaccessible and unusable for the duration of the drawdown.

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