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TreArrow  
#11 Posted : Friday, March 27, 2015 9:54:10 AM(UTC)
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Except the damn drawdown, is more about maintaining the dam than removing it. Sure they could decide that it makes more sense to remove it once they draw it down and find that its gonna be lots of money to repair, but I don't think thats the DNR's plan, especially since they are spending money currently to renovate the boat ramp, changing house and bathrooms by the beach. Ecologically it would be great if they removed it, but I think the DNR is more concerned with giving campers a scummy impoundment to swim in.

EddieRivard wrote:
You are not the only one who is sad about this Dullyouth.

WildSmallie.com/MiddleDam

My personal opinion over the dam going away is one of happiness as I'll take a free flowing river over and impoundment any day of the week. But the pill would be easier to swallow if the lake was total crapola.

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William Schlafer  
#12 Posted : Friday, March 27, 2015 9:58:55 AM(UTC)
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Just curious - anyone know why the dam was built in the first place?


-Bill


Edit: found this online: "Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don't"

Edited by user Friday, March 27, 2015 10:21:37 AM(UTC)  | Reason: added link

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caster  
#13 Posted : Friday, March 27, 2015 10:21:54 AM(UTC)
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William Schlafer wrote:
Just curious - anyone know why the dam was built in the first place?


-Bill



http://en.wikipedia.org/.../Willow_River_State_Park

Power purposes to serve the Hudson area originally. Generation was operational until '63 until NSP rolled off to DNR...so the wiki says but probably not far from truth.



Dullyouth  
#14 Posted : Friday, March 27, 2015 12:12:13 PM(UTC)
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EddieRivard wrote:
You are not the only one who is sad about this Dullyouth.

WildSmallie.com/MiddleDam

My personal opinion over the dam going away is one of happiness as I'll take a free flowing river over and impoundment any day of the week. But the pill would be easier to swallow if the lake was total crapola.

-Eddie Rivard
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Whoa Eddie, thanks for sharing that write up. I wish there were someway to capture the largies and move them over to one of the many other Bass lakes in the area. I know they wont, becasue if invasive species et. al., but I see no reason they couldnt send em by stocking truck down to lake Mallilieu...

I will fish this lake for the first and last time out of my kayak this season before It's gone...

Edit: I emailed Willow River state park superintendent: "Mr. Mason,
I'm curious if there will be any efforts to relocate the Largemouth bass population from Little Falls Lake to Lake Mallalieu when the draw down commences.
Thanks for your response."

His Response: "We are looking into moving fish however there are many regulations that apply. Fish must be transported to a licensed holding facility and quarantined, then tested by a licensed veterinarian to be declared disease free before they can be moved to any other body of water. We are not having any luck in finding a suitable holding facility but the local fisheries biologist is still trying to find a suitable holding location."

Edited by user Friday, March 27, 2015 1:18:34 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

s.t.fanatic  
#15 Posted : Saturday, March 28, 2015 5:40:42 AM(UTC)
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Wow, great read. Thanks for sharing.
Dullyouth  
#16 Posted : Friday, May 15, 2015 12:09:17 PM(UTC)
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They're draining it June first. I will be fishing it tonight from 5pm to dark. Will report.
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