June 20, 2014:  Water Levels on the Lakes

Due to the 5+" rainfall earlier this week, water levels on the lakes are very high.  Water continues to flow in from the upper watershed.  Adams County, operator of the dams, reacted quickly, opening the gates to 15" shortly after the rain event and then further opening them to the maximum 24".  As of 9 pm Thursday evening, the levels began to fall but are still 10 - 12" above normal levels.  Please exercise slower-than-normal boat speeds throughout the weekend to protect piers, beach walls and shorelines on your neighbors' properties.  A 'no wake' has not been declared by Rome Police as the designated water levels for that action have not been reached.  However, please exercise caution and concern for property and share this info with others using the lakes who may be unaware of the situation.








The Tri-Lakes Management District was formed in 1984 by property owners of the three lake associations – Lakes Arrowhead, Camelot and Sherwood in the Town of Rome, located in northern Adams County.  A statutory taxing body, the District is guided by a board of five commissioners, one from each lake association plus one representative from the Town of Rome Board and one from the Adams County Board.


The MISSION of the Tri-Lakes Management District is to pursue activities that positively impact the cleanliness and health of our lake community.  Primary responsibilities of the District include:

  • Work with Wisconsin DNR and Adams County Land and Water Conservation departments to implement best management practices to maintain and improve lake water quality and quantity
  • Operate weed harvesting operations on the lakes
  • Coordinate and fund Water Testing on the lakes and Upper Watershed to provide scientific data pertaining to lake water quality
  • Implement a Clean Boats, Clean Waters program at the public boat landings to educate on the importance of controlling and/or preventing the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species
  • Manage a Sanitary Inspection program for all septic systems installed in the district prior to July 1, 1992
  • Distribute Barley Straw bags in the spring to help inhibit algae growth on the lakes


We invite you to explore our website to gain a better understanding of our water issues – everything from quantities of water available to groundwater levels to water quality.  We will be a conduit to our whole community with factual information presented and expect to communicate our concerns for our lakes while working towards solutions.  Tri-Lakes works hard to further awareness of environmental threats to our lakes community.



Current Board of Commissioners





Term Expiration


Don Fornasiere

837 Richmond Way

Lake Camelot


Treasurer and Vice Chair

Steve Nowicki

339 Halberds Ct.

Lake Sherwood



Bob Frederick

1352 Rapids Tr.

Lake Arrowhead



Paul Pisellini

361 Yeoman Ct.

Adams County Board



Phil McLaughlin

224 – 14th Ave.

Rome Town Board










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