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To the Editor: It is sad to read all the problems plaguing the Blue Mounds State Park, beginning with the flood of 2014 that took out the lake. Growing up, the lake was a big draw for recreation. In the picture of the dam in the Star Herald after the flood, the dam appears to be OK. Just a big...
The beach and lake will not be replaced at the Blue Mounds State Park.
The Department of Natural Resources announced Wednesday morning, June 22, the dam and lake at Blue Mounds State Park will not be rebuilt. It’s not the answer the local park users were hoping for, but the decision will likely have long-term implications for water quality and habitat. Scientists,...
Blue Mounds State Park officials recorded almost 3 inches of rain over the past week, causing the upper Mound Lake to spill over the upper dam at a faster pace. The water flow was heavier over the weekend, and while less water was going over the dam Monday, the flow still provided a picturesque...
This photograph, taken shortly after the June 2014 flood, shows the lake drained and beach washed away. Since then the lake and shoreline has become marshland.
The future of the Blue Mounds State Park water recreation hangs in the balance as park officials consider how to address the flood-ravaged dam that was destroyed in 2014. An open meeting next week will allow the public to provide input on alternatives to restoring the site and to learn about issues...
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is recommending the dam at the Blue Mounds State Park be replaced and the pond restored. According to the construction timeline, however, the Lower Mound Lake won’t be reestablished and open to the public until 2018, more than four years after flooding...
  The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is gathering information and assessing the future of the Lower Dam at Blue Mounds State Park in the southwestern corner of Minnesota. Significant damage occurred at the park last June after heavy rains. Floodwaters from Mound Creek caused a breach of...
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