Drawdown will begin on October 16. See the update link below for the latest information.
Beginning the week of October 15, the USDA Forest Service together with the Bureau of Reclamation, Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, Three Lakes Watershed Association, Western Area Power Administration and Grand County will be lowering the water level of Shadow Mountain Lake to kill aquatic weeds. Over the past several years aquatic weeds in the lake have increased to a level that has made navigation and other recreational activities difficult. Agencies plan to lower or “drawdown” the surface elevation of Shadow Mountain Lake approximately 12 feet. Weed removal activities and freezing temperatures during the drawdown are expected to kill and reduce the aquatic weeds in the lake improving navigation. The lake will be returned to its "full” status around December 9, 2006.
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