13069 Orono Parkway
P.O. Box 430
Elk River, MN 55330-0430
Phone: 763.441.2020
Fax: 763.441.8099
Contact Us Today!

Annual Dam Inspection Involves Lowering Lake Level

Elk River Municipal Utilities (ERMU) will be conducting their annual inspection of the Elk River Dam on Wednesday, October 5, 2016.  *Note: The date published in the Elk River Current (Wednesday, October 14) was incorrect. 

The required inspection that helps to ensure the integrity of the structure, will involve lowering the Orono lake level 30 inches below normal.  This would be an opportune time for homeowners with lakeshore property to perform any necessary maintenance or lakeshore improvements.  To see if any special permits are required, please contact Kristin Mroz, Environmental Technician with the City of Elk River, at 763.635.1000.

Boaters need to be aware that once ERMU begins to lower the lake, they may be unable to be on lake.  Failure to act in a timely manner may result in being unable to move their boats until the lake is refilled. 

If you have any additional questions, please contact Water Superintendent Eric Volk at 763.441.2020.