The Rice Creek Watershed District (RCWD) is proposing to conduct a temporary water level drawdown on Peltier Lake. The drawdown will begin on September 19, 2016 and continue through the winter of 2016/17. Water levels will recede slowly during the drawdown - approximtaly 1 inch per day. At it lowest, water levels will be approximately 3 feet below normal. Water levels will return to normal after ice-out in the spring of 2017. The project is intended to reduce invasive curlyleaf pondweed and improve water clarity.
Peltier Lake remains open for fishing during the drawdown. However, the Anoka County Parks boat launch will likely close in late September due to low water levels. As in past years, Anoka County Parks will operate an aerator on the west side of the lake during winter months to protect the fishery from winterkill. Winter lake travelers should heed warning signs, and not approach the aerators - thin ice is likely in this area.