Forestville Millpond Drawdown Information

In summer of 2020 we are near the half-way point of the drawdown of the Forestville Millpond.  The drawdown is a temporary lowering of water levels by opening the sluice valve at the dam on the Ahnapee River.  The purpose is to address shallow water depth, lack of abundance and diversity of native plants, a fish community dominated by carp and poor water quality within the Millpond.  More information is available here:

Forestville Millpond Drawdown
Prep & Drawdown
Summer Fall 2019
Maintain Drawdown
Fall 2019 to Fall 2021
Millpond Refill
Fall 2021
Post Refill Activities

We are here
  • October 2021, WI DNR stocks 47,949 bluegill fingerlings and 2,351 largemouth bass averaging 3.3 inches.
  • Invasive plant monitoring annually.
  • Bathymetric and aquatic vegetation surveys.
  • Water quality monitoring

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