Dropping Lake levels may make life easier for the City of Menominee in regards to the River Park Campground. Last year’s record high levels on the lakes and Menominee River caused flooding at the campground so that only about half the campsites were useable. There was also flooding damage to the building at the campground, making it necessary to bring in a temporary rental office. City Manager Tony Graff says the plan this spring is to again open about half the campground and use the rental office. The city was also looking into finding solutions to the flooding issues, all of which could be expensive according to Scott Nowack of Coleman Engineering.
But there is some good news in that the river level has fallen about a foot since last fall and forecasts are for that trend to continue. The City’s Parks and Recreation committee decided to sit back and see what happens with the water levels before proceeding with any engineering study.