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Wis. DNR draws down Vern Wolf Lake Dam

Levee in danger of breaking

KENOSHA, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says it has successfully drawn down a rain-swollen lake in Kenosha County.

The DNR said Monday its staff has removed a board from an inlet to Vern Wolf Lake Dam to begin lowering water levels.

A levee holding back Vern Wolf Lake in the Richard Bong Recreation Area is in danger of failing because of heavy rains. The 93-acre lake has depths of up to 12 feet.

As a precaution, authorities in Kenosha County have closed a section of State Highway 75.

The DNR says the stretch of highway remains closed. Several trails within Richard Bong Recreation Area also are closed around the lake.


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