With the onset of ice cover, officials with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources reminds lake users that the winter aeration system is now operating.
The aerators are located on the east shore in front of the water treatment plant and the north shore near the pump station west of Venetian Village. Individuals using the
lake this winter should stay completely away from these open water areas. Unsafe ice in the vicinity of the aerators will vary depending upon the weather. The open water will be marked with reflective thin ice signs once the ice becomes safe enough to travel on.
The aerators are designed to reduce the probability of winter fish kill in an attempt to maintain a high quality fishery.