The 2018 open water season on the flowage will be remembered for its late start but also for the higher than average water levels throughout. The 2018 flowage water levels exceeded the prior year levels and our desired minimum targeted levels from July 1 st through October 31 st .
We started the season with a very high regional water table level which the summer and fall rains perpetuated, insuring ample water for recreational use. Here’s hoping that we carry the high water tables into spring 2019. A thanks to Mother Nature for providing the requisite precipitation and to Xcel Energy for the balancing act required to manage the flowage during a challenging weather year.