Fort Wayne, IN – In preparation for winter, City Utilities will make annual adjustments to river levels beginning on Saturday, October 20, 2018. In order to remove the flashboards at the St. Joseph Dam, the St. Joseph River north of the dam will be temporarily lowered beginning at midnight on Saturday. This will allow the dam’s spillway to dry so the flashboards can safely be removed on Monday October 22, 2018.
Residents with docks or with boats tied along the St. Joseph River should be aware of changing river levels and take appropriate precautions to protect their property.
River levels should return to normal by October 25, 2018.
The flashboards are put back in the spring to raise the level of the river north of the dam, thereby holding more water in the reservoir behind the dam for summer use.