County asks watershed for official request on Albert Lea Lake dam project

Published 1:48 pm Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Freeborn County Administrator John Kluever came before the Shell Rock River Watershed District Board of Managers this morning to update the board on the county’s actions regarding the Albert Lea Lake dam project.

Kluever told the watershed board it would be best to officially request the county Board of Commissioners to put the project on the Oct. 7 meeting agenda, so the commissioners can weigh in on how to move forward.

The county is most concerned with the bridge structure at the outlet of Albert Lea Lake leading into the Shell Rock River, Kluever said.

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County Engineer Sue Miller would like to get bids out before the end of the year, according to Kluever, so construction on the project can begin in the next construction season no matter what form the project takes.

Look to for more details.