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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources works with the owners of the private dam at the Olde Mill Inn to assure that the water entering Green Lake is equal to the discharge at the dam in New London. Some of that water flows through a structure where hydro-electricity was once produced. (Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny)

High water problems on Green Lake in Spicer, Minn.

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SPICER - High water on Green Lake in Spicer continues to chew up lakeshore and over-work sump pumps, but there really is no short term solution to the costly dilemma.


The lake's outlet at Lake Calhoun is a fixed, concrete structure and water flow there is equal to and greater than the flow coming into Green Lake from upstream.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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