Maybe this is a different dredging? It is the article I was thinking would effect above Waterford (by mistake).
ROCHESTER — Water levels on the Fox River behind the Rochester Dam will drop several feet for the fall and winter season.
The controlled drawdown is expected to begin today, dam safety engineer Tanya Lourigan said, to facilitate a proposed dredging project in the Wind Lake and Goose Lake branch canals between highways 20 and K. The Racine County Drainage District has applied to the Department of Natural Resources to dredge a portion of those canals.
Water levels are expected to drop several feet from the Rochester Dam upstream to Waterford Dam, just north of Highway 20/83, as well as to the Wind Lake Dam, near South Wind Lake Road.
The main impact of the drawdown will be more exposure of the shoreline, Lourigan said. DNR officials believe they will raise the water back to normal levels beginning Feb. 15, depending on the status of the dredging project.
The DNR anticipates approving the dredging after receiving more information from the drainage district and providing proper public notice, Lourigan said.
The nine-foot high Rochester Dam, about a half-mile south of Highway D, is owned by Racine County and operated by the Racine County Drainage District.