Lizard Lake Restoration
After all of the studies and a few meetings with the public, they have decided to drain the lake and turn it into a wetland for ducks. "Shallow Lake Management" is what they call it. They will drain the lake down to kill the fish and allow vegetation to grow on the bottom. Then slowly refill the lake to 1 ft. below the crest of the dam thus creating the perfect enviroment for cattail growth. Most of the lake will then become a sea of cattails. No more boating or fishing.
Shallow Lake Management
Shallow Lake Management in Minnesota
Larry M. Aden letter to the editor about "Shallow Lake Management"
Iowa Lakes Targeted for "Shallow Lake Management"
South Twin Lake
Citizens to Save South Twin Lake website
Click here to read Correspondence between the DNR and Ducks Unlimited (acquired through the Freedom of Information Act)
1950's Lizard Lake Dredging Plan
Lake dredging in Iowa
Iowa State University Limnology Dept.--Presentation on February 15, 2007 (pdf file, ~3M)
To read more about the study click this link: LIZARD LAKE RESTORATION DIAGNOSTIC AND FEASIBILITY STUDY
"New" Lake Restoration 2008 Report and 2009 Plan
Lake Restoration 2007 Report and 2008 Plan
Ice Fishing Secrets