Shay Dam repairs finished


October 6, 2021

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The level of the Turtle River below Shay's Dam in Mercer sits lower on Thursday after a fall drawdown in early September. The water level reveals the new concrete facing after recent repairs to 84-year-old dam that controls the flow from Fisher Lake to Spider Lake.


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MERCER, Wis. - Construction crews finished repairs on the upstream portions of Shay Dam in Mercer, town supervisor Vic Ouimette said on Tuesday. The workers installed new concrete facing and performed other repairs on the aging structure which controls the flow of water from Fisher to Spider Lake.

The water levels on Fisher Lake were lowered by two to three feet to accommodate repairs to the dam. Town supervisor Vic Ouimette said the drawdown began on Sept. 5.

Ouimette said that residents on Cedar, Catherine and Fisher lakes were given notice to...

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