Spring is on the way and the dam has been closed

Dam Closed April 5 2023. To address seasonal changes, the dam gate is closed to raise the water level shortly after ice-out, and then opened to lower the water level in early November. 2023 ice out is almost complete. The dam was closed on April 5. The water level will gradually increase by about 18 inches over a two week period following the closing of the gate. Between now and about November, volunteers check the water level at different locations on the lake. These volunteers will adjust the dam gate when they see water level approaching about 3 inches over full pond. More on the dam here:  https://watchiclake.org/about-watchic-lake/the-dam/