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Posted 9/21/2018

Release no. 18-066


ST. PAUL, Minn. –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will begin drawing down its Eau Galle Reservoir in Spring Valley, Wisconsin, two feet, starting Monday, Sept. 24, in order to perform maintenance work on the dam this winter.

The Corps will increase flow from the lake gradually, bringing it from an elevation of 940 feet to 938 feet by Oct. 1. This might make accessibility to the boat ramp more difficult.

Work to be performed this winter includes sandblasting and painting the steel liner and intake structures on the dam, as well as replacing joint material. It is anticipated work will take place between December and February.

The nearly 650 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, employees working at more than 40 sites in five upper-Midwest states serve the American public in the areas of environmental enhancement, navigation, flood damage reduction, water and wetlands regulation, recreation sites and disaster response. Through the St. Paul District Fiscal Year 2018 $106 million budget, nearly 1,700 non-Corps jobs were added to the regional economy as well as $163 million to the national economy. For more information, see www.mvp.usace.army.mil.

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