Officials Say Wisconsin Dells’ Lake Delton to be Restored by Next Spring

June 25, 2008

The Lake Delton village board says the Wisconsin Department of Transportation will handle repairs to the breach in the community’s empty lake and adjacent highway with the hope of restoring the lake by next spring. Lake Delton is part of the famous Wisconsin resort area the Wisconsin Dells and was damaged during recent flooding in the area.

Board members decided June 23 to forgo the bidding process for the repairs so cleanup and restoration won’t be delayed.

The village board also is working to get back into the National Flood Insurance Program.

Village attorney Richard Cross says even if Lake Delton is accepted into the program, there’s no guarantee how much disaster assistance home and business owners will receive.

Heavy rain caused a breach in a portion of the lake June 9, diverting water to the Wisconsin River, destroying five homes, part of Highway A and emptying the lake.

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