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Land & Water Conservation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 5/11/2018

On April 12, 2018 we gave notice that we would be conducting repairs to the Sherwood Dam as a result of excessive erosion that has taken place in and around the base of the dam gate actuator. Because of the multiple rain/snow events that have occurred since then we have been forced to install temporary measures to ensure the stability of the actuator. As a result the DNR has determined that the project is no longer an emergency and needs to go through the normal approval process.

In consultation with our partners, we have decided to leave the temporary measures in place and have the project completed this fall. When we have a more definitive date set we will send out notice again and let everyone know the plans for construction. We do not anticipate this having any impact on summer lake levels or lake usage.

For more information contact:
Adams County Manager/Administrative Coordinator, 
Casey Bradley 
608-339-4579 Or
Town of Rome Administrator, Mike Miller 715-325-8025

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 4/12/2018 


During routine maintenance at the Sherwood Dam it was discovered that there has been an excessive amount of erosion that has taken place in and around the base of the dam gate actuator. Temporary measures have been put into place to ensure the safety of the structure and the equipment. As this is not a long-term solution we anticipate starting the process to remove and replace the impacted structure immediately.
We must lower the lake levels to get to the area that needs repair and ensure worker safety.

We will be lowering the lake levels for Camelot and Sherwood starting 4/12/2018. We anticipate Lake Shorewood being lowered about six feet from its current level. Construction is anticipated to be two weeks long commencing 4/16/2018 with a projected completion date of 4/27/2018. During this time we will make every effort to keep Lake Camelot within its operating range. When the construction is completed on Sherwood and in deemed to be within compliance of operational/safety standards. We will then close the flow gate on Sherwood to its operating range. Anticipating it will take 7 to 10 days for it to reach the operating range.

For more information contact:
Adams County Manager/Administrative Coordinator, 
Casey Bradley 
608-339-4579 Or
Town of Rome Administrator, Mike Miller 715-325-8025



Lake Sherwood:

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Lake Sherwood Dam:

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Sherwood Dam

Sherwood Dam2Year Constructed: 1970
Soil Conditions: Sands (Pf)
Hazard Rating: High
Water Levels:
Maximum Level 992.73 MSL
Minimum Level 991.73 MSL

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Sherwood Dam Outlet
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