Ishpeming, MI- Upper Peninsula Power Company, UPPCO, will begin a required construction project at the Victoria Dam on August 15, 2012. The boat ramp at the Victoria Dam Recreational Area will need to be closed for the duration of the project to ensure public safety. Work is expected to be completed within one month. The boat ramp will be closed until approximately mid September when construction is completed.
A major construction project is also planned to begin in the spring of 2013 that will involve a drawdown of the reservoir and repairs to the dam. That work will also require closure of the boat ramp due to the planned drawdown and public safety concerns. More information on the 2013 project will be provided as planning progresses.
The Victoria Dam is owned and operated by UPPCO and is located on the Ontonagon River. At full capacity, the hydroelectric station can produce 12.2 megawatts.