Flatrun Forebay Project

Lake of the Woods is working to implement a plan for the Flat Run area of the main lake to reduce sedimentation in the Main Lake. As of  June 2018 LOWA is currently reviewing conceptual designs for the construction of forebay. A forebay is an artificial pool of water in front of a larger body of water. The larger body of water may be natural or man-made. They may be used upstream of reservoirs or lakes to trap sediment and debris (sometimes called a sediment forebay) in order to keep the larger body of water clean.

Project Information Links

June 27, 2018 Flat Run Forebay Update
June 6, 2018 Flat Run Forebay Design Discussion
May 16, 2018 LMIP Report
April 18, 2018 Flat Run Forebay Proposed Project Design
April 4, 2018 LMIP Report

Clubhouse Area Recreation Complex Project

The Clubhouse Area Recreation Complex Project (CARC) is a major capital project that is designed to reconstruct, renovate, update the amenities in the area of the Clubhouse. The CARC project gives our community 25 ADA-compliant parking spaces for the Clubhouse, beach, fitness center and pool. Our old beach bathrooms will be replaced and moved closer to the beach. The fifty-year old bathhouse/fitness center building will be replaced with new infrastructure that will better meet the needs of our members. The swimming pool will be replaced with a/multipurpose pool that will meet the needs of all ages, from toddlers to seniors, as well as the needs of our physically challenged members. The old snack bar for the pool will be replaced by a new snack bar serving all members using the Clubhouse beach area, not just pool users. A new basketball court will be built for our youth to replace the old court.

Clubhouse Area Recreation Complex Project Update

As of July 10, 2018

Project Cost Estimate (Budget):  $5,086,193 
Current Funding:
• $458,422 – Cash allocated by Board
• $818,000 – Year 1 ($191/lot) billed in Regular Assessment 
• Up to $5 Million Mutual of Omaha Bank loan in place June 20. 

RRMM Lukmire Architects Cost Comparison
Downey Scott Cost Estimate- February 22, 2018

Project Progress
Design: 100 percent complete
Permitting: General Contractor finalizing State & County permits. (New)
Bidding: Complete.  Board awarded construction contract to Wack General Contractor (Thos. J. Wack Company) May 16. Contract executed June 8.  
Construction: Schedule June 2018-June 2019 
• Construction fencing set July 9.  (New)
• Maintenance Department removing final pool building surplus items for reuse July 9 – 13. (New)
• Demolition scheduled for July 16 – 20. (New)
• April 30 Information Session was a success with 109 members participating.


Project Information Links

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Lake Currents Articles Regarding CARC

CARC Project Management Timeline

Project Graphics & Renderings