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Monday, September 15, 2014

Annual drawdown of Lake Byllesby reservoir will start Oct. 1

The annual drawdown of the Lake Byllesby reservoir to its winter elevation of 853.7 feet above sea level will begin Wednesday, Oct. 1. The reservoir will be gradually lowered 3 feet from the summer elevation. The winter drawdown lowers adjacent groundwater levels to accommodate local agricultural needs based on research from the Department of Natural Resources.


The drawdown lowers the water to just below the sill of the Byllesby Dam, forming the reservoir. To lower the water level in the reservoir without causing an abrupt change, about 1 inch of water is released daily. The reservoir will remain at its winter level until May 15 when refilling 3 feet to the summer elevation of 856.7 feet above sea level is permitted.


Construction on the Byllesby Dam will have no effect on the fall drawdown or spring refill.


For more information, visit and search reservoir water levels.

Grand Re-opening and Big Family Fun Day

The Dakota County Farmington Library has moved back home! Come to know new meeting and study spaces, children's play area, computer lab, self-service check out, one-stop service desk, automated book drop and more at the Dakota County Farmington Library. We are celebrating with two events:

Join us for a grand re-opening reception on Thursday, Oct. 2 4–5:30 p.m., with dedication and special remarks at 4:30 p.m.

On Saturday, Oct. 4 join us for a Big Family Fun Day. Fun activities all day long – Waggin' Tales, children's crafts and face-painting in the morning, music from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., teen activities in the afternoon… drop in for an hour or for the whole day!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Dakota County Library Calendar Events for September 22-27

Friday, September 26
Storytime for All Ages
Stories and activities ideal for mixed-ages audiences such as child care groups and families.
Ages: 0-6
10:30-11:00 a.m.

The Farmington Library is located at 508 Third St. in downtown Farmington. For more information, visit