Despite vocal opposition, the Door County Board of Supervisors voted today to draw down The Forestville Millpond. The plan to draw down the pond will allow the contaminated sediment to degrade naturally. The drawdown would begin this November and last for two-years. During the public comment session, residents and Forestville leaders overwhelmingly spoke against the drawdown.
Door County Soil and Water Conservation Department Conservationist Erin Hanson says studies show that the drawdown is the most effective and most economical approach.
The drawdown would be done gradually by following Department of Natural Resources recommendations of about three-inches per day. That would avert flooding and a massive release of sediments downstream.