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Posted on: April 10, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Rum River Dam and Docks

City of Anoka Dam on the Rum River

With the water levels are slowly decreasing but are still not low enough for the City to raise the pool above the Rum River Dam to its summer levels. The City of Anoka accomplishes this raising by installing the boards which maintain the pool at its summer time level. The pool at the dam will be about three feet higher than it is now. The city strives to provide residents a 48-hour notice and provides an option for residents to receive alerts through the "Notify Me" app associated with our new website. Subscribers from previous years have automatically been enrolled.  As always, weather is a controlling factor in this operation and could postpone this activity.

As a resident on the Rum River, there are actions you can take to help control the cost of maintaining this facility and help improve the water quality of the river. Do not dispose of shrubs, trees, tree limbs, or the leaves in the river.  Please keep the exposed river back clean and clear of debris such as old tires, tin cans, and bottles. Do not use phosphorus fertilizer on your lawn (MN Statute 18C.60). We recommend that you follow the guidelines from the MN Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to stop the spread of invasive species (zebra mussels) to other water bodies when transporting boars and/or other items from the water. 

As a friendly reminder to boaters, the Rum River is a “Slow-no Wake” zone from the Mississippi River upstream to the Ramsey city limits. The “Slow-no Wake” zone means that the operation of your watercraft shall be at the slowest possible speed necessary to maintain steerage and in no case greater than (5) five miles per hour. The limitation of the “Slow-no Wake” zone is designed to prevent and limit the erosion which is occurring to the banks and shoreline and to have the river a safe place for swimming, canoeing and other water activities. Regulations are enforced by the Anoka County Water Patrol and any person that violates the “Slow-no Wake” shall be guilty of a petty misdemeanor.

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