Elk River Municipal Utilities will be conducting their annual inspection of the Elk River Dam on October 5, 2016. If the weather does not cooperate, the alternative date will be October 12. The inspection is required to ensure the integrity of the structure. Part of the inspection will involve lowering the Orono lake level 2 ½ feet below normal. This would be an opportune time for homeowners with lakeshore property to perform any necessary maintenance. If you have any questions, please contact Elk River Municipal Utilities at 763.441.2020.