During the Aug. 20 meeting of the Common Council, Bill Forrest, who is the interim city administrator, announced that the request to extend the drawdown was approved.
The drawdown was scheduled to end on Sept. 23.
The original permit was approved by the DNR and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
The Weyauwega dam is among the dams that FERC regulates.
the country, and the Weyauwega dam is one of them that it regulates.
North American Hydro, of Neshkoro, in collaboration with Weyauwega Lake Restoration, applied for the permit for the drawdown.
The company generates electric power by using the dam and had to suspend it operation during the drawdown.
North American Hydro is being reimbursed for its loss of income during the drawdown and will have to be reimbursed for the additional months the lake is down.
Weyauwega Lake Restoration has been raising money to cover those costs.
At a July 12 informational meeting, the majority of those in attendance were in favor of extending the drawdown. The hope is that the upcoming winter will be colder than the winter of 2011, which would benefit the lake.
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