NOTICE: The Lake Valve is opened each year on November 15th, to drain the water down to winter pool levels. There was a 2-delay this year, due to too much water overtopping the spillway on Thursday, Dec 15th. However, as of the afternoon of Sunday, Nov 18th, the valve was opened. This is designed to lower the water by about 7 feet, which will hopefully help to protect docks, seawalls, and other lakeside structures from damage caused by heavy ice. The valve will be closed again to refill the lake to summer pool levels on the first day of March, 2019, IF the board is satisfied that there is no heavy ice on the water at that time.