County to raise level of Lake Altoona starting May 5

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Eau Claire County is giving some property owners near Lake Altoona until early May to make improvements before crews raise the water level.

The Parks and Forest Department says there are now "ice-off conditions" on Lake Altoona. That doesn't mean the lake is completely free of ice. The department says chunks of ice may still remain in the water. Crews will start raising the water level to its summer elevation on May 5. That height is about 802 feet. The department says lakefront property owners have to finish improvements to their property by the end of May 4.

If you have questions about the measure, call (715) 839-4783. In 2012, crews started raising the level of the lake on April 2.

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