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Thursday marks last day to give input on Lake Wausau dawn

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WAUSAU, Wis. (WAOW) -

Thursday is the final day the community can submit comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regarding the Lake Wausau drawdown.

Crews plan to lower the water level by four inches per day over the course of about two months, so they can make repairs to the dam. 

Domtar is scheduled to begin the process on September 12, but there have been requests to move that date to the summer of 2017.

Officials at Domtar believe next month is the safest time to begin.

"We feel the fall is the best time to do it," said Craig Timm, media relations manager at Domtar. "It's for the safety of the workers and the health of the reservoir."

According to the Lake Wausau Association's website, supporters of moving the drawdown to next summer are those who use the lake for recreational activities in the fall.

You can submit your opinion at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp

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