The Colorado Division of Wildlife would like residents to know that it recently lowered the water level on Stalker Lake for required maintenance of the dam. A section of concrete on the face of the dam had started to break up allowing the wave action to erode away the dirt embankment.
In order to fix the problem, the level of the lake had to be lowered to below the concrete slab on the face of the dam. Due to a problem with the valve on the outlet structure, some of the water was released faster than originally planned, but the problem has been fixed to prevent further drainage. Contractors are currently working on the dam and the lake will be allowed to fill back to its normal level as soon as the work is completed.