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Old 08-18-2011, 04:55 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by geogymn View Post
Does a body know how high does the dam raise the level of the lake?
I'm guessing based on it's size, quite a bit, probably at least 10 or 15 feet. There's actually two dams, one that created lows lake is the upper dam. You can see a few pictures of it here:

I do know that when the dam was constructed, it combined a lot of smaller ponds and wetlands into one big lake. You can still see a lot of the bog and soil mats floating in the lake.

You can find what the Lows Lake area used to look like on this topo map from the 20's. Compare that to a map from today, and the difference is quite obvious.
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