News & Reports

WDNR Open House Meeting

Greetings to all TFF-TL POA Members,

We recently received notice (shown below) from WDNR about an “open house” type meeting on March 22, 2018 from 4-6 pm at the Manitowish Waters Town Hall.  The purpose of this meeting is to gather feedback regarding a potential new ATV trail inside the TFSWA project boundary.

We are encouraging all interested members to attend this meeting. If you can not attend, written comments can be sent to:

Mr. John Pohlman – …

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New Book about the Turtle-Flambeau Flowage

An Accidental Jewel – Wisconsin’s Turtle-Flambeau Flowage by Michael Hittle.
Take a close look at flowage fishing, life at flowage resorts, and some of the colorful people whose lives have become part of the history and legend of the Turtle-Flambeau Flowage.

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TFF Water Level Graphs 2017

The top graph shows the water level of the Turtle Flambeau Flowage (TFF) for the year 2016 and 2017, Maximum Summer Drawdown and the functional Utilization Level on a weekly basis. The lower graph shows the trend of the TFF Discharge Rate in cubic feet per second on a weekly basis for 2016 and 2017 and the mandated Minimum Discharge Rate. The water levels throughout 2017 open water season equaled or exceeded our Elevation Targets. …

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VERY IMPORTANT! Potential amendment to the Master Plan for the Turtle Flambeau Scenic Waters Area

The WDNR is proposing an amendment to the Master Plan for the Turtle Flambeau Scenic Waters Area (TFSWA) that would permit the construction of new ATV trails in the area. You can go here to get more information – information on proposed changes to the TFSWA Master Plan. As you may know, we surveyed our members in 2014 about this and other issues. You can go elsewhere on our website to …

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TFFTL-POA 2014 Survey

The 2014 Recreational Use Survey (“the survey”) was conducted during July and August of 2014. The survey was initiated by the Association’s Board of Directors in order to obtain measurable input and opinion from members on the topic of potential new or expanded recreational activities inside the Turtle Flambeau Scenic Waters Area (TFSWA). Survey results were analyzed with oversight from a (retired) professional survey analyst. Survey results will allow the Board to more clearly represent …

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Walleye Regulations on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage

On December 6th at 6:00 PM a meeting was held in Mercer at the Haines Building to discuss 1) the results of the DNR’s recent comprehensive walleye population survey on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage, and 2) potential changes that could or should be made to walleye regulations because of the findings of this survey. The meeting was led by Iron County fish biologist Zach Lawson. Our property owner’s association distributed advance notice of this meeting …

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Scott Reinhard’s Passing

Our condolences go out to the family and friends of Scott Reinhard. Scott was the current president of the Turtle Flambeau Flowage Association, Inc. and passed away in September.

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