Lake  Mallalieu Association

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On 20-February-2017, representatives of the Lake Mallalieu Association attended a meeting held at the Willow River State Park Pavilion near the lake beach.  The meeting purpose was to have Governor Scott Walker give a presentation on the status of the State Park lake and  dam replacement.  Present with the Governor was Senator Sheila Harsdorf, a key champion in the dam replacement.

Scott announced that the State of Wisconsin, for the upcoming July budget cycle, is budgeting an additional 11 million dollars to the state park dam restoration project for a new total of 19 million dollars.  Scott stated that the Willow River State Park is important to Wisconsin with an annual visitor count of over 900,000 people.

The general timeline for the dam replacement includes bids released / accepted in 2018, construction start in 2019 and lasting about 2 years.  Governor Walker also stated that visitors are encouraged during reconstruction
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