Blue Mounds State Park

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What happened to Lower Mound Lake?

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Since its construction in 1937, Lower Mound Lake has been the only recreational water feature in Rock County. The lake was drained last summer after floodwaters washed out about 100 feet of the Lower Dam emergency spillway.

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Why did Lower Mound Lake drain?

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Why do the Lower Dam and Lower Mound Lake matter?

Does the lake closure affect other park areas?

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