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Posted on: September 1, 2022

Fowler Lake Drawdown

Fowler Dam

Oconomowoc’s Peacock Dam will be undergoing repairs/modifications. To accomplish this work, Fowler Lake must be drawn down approximately 2 feet. The purpose of this planned work is to address issues identified in a recent scheduled inspection of the dam; leaving recommended repairs unaddressed could lead to failure of the dam.


Beginning Monday, September 12, 2022, the Department of Public Works will begin the drawdown of the Lake at a rate not to exceed 6” per day as required to prevent abrupt pressure changes on the dam. The drawdown period will take approximately one week. Project work will begin when the lake level is at the proper elevation for the City’s contractor to access the structural components of the dam.


After the improvements are completed, which will take approximately 1 month, the Lake will be returned to its normal water level. Questions regarding this planned work can be directed to Dave Stoiser, Assistant Director of Public Works, City of Oconomowoc at (262) 569-2188 or


Reminders for Fowler Lake Residents: When cleaning up aquatic plants, please place at the end of your pier. This will allow for more effective and efficient pick up from the Public Works Crew. Plants that are placed on lawns will not be removed. Thank you for your cooperation. The last day for aquatic plant pick-up on piers will be Monday, September 12, 2022.

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