At the direction of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the City of Eau Claire will be performing required maintenance on the Half Moon lake dam during the week of December 5, 2022.
The DNR requires this maintenance as part of the permitting process for the dam and is not related to the boardwalk trail proposed for the area. Trees create weaknesses within the dam structure and are a potential safety hazard. Maintenance will include removing all woody vegetation from both sides of the dam structure, just north of the YMCA Tennis Center. City Staff will be working with a DNR Fisheries Biologist to use some of the larger trees as a fish habitat along the shore of Half Moon Lake.