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October 18th Lake Byllesby Master Plan Open House

posted Oct 11, 2018, 1:27 PM by ByllesbyAssociation

2018 Dock/Lift Removal Information

posted Sep 14, 2018, 7:42 AM by ByllesbyAssociation

The Cannon Falls Football Booster Club is offering their dock/lift removal services this fall.

If interested, please see the two documents below.

Thank you CFFBC for offering this service!

Presentations from the Annual August Meeting

posted Aug 24, 2018, 12:50 PM by ByllesbyAssociation

Attached are the City of Northfield and the MPCA’s presentations to the LBIA membership at last evenings meeting.

Thanks to all of those who attended!

August Annual Dinner and Meeting

posted Aug 23, 2018, 5:20 AM by ByllesbyAssociation   [ updated Aug 23, 2018, 5:21 AM ]

DNR News Release on Dead Carp

posted Jun 29, 2018, 11:58 AM by ByllesbyAssociation


posted Apr 16, 2018, 3:42 PM by ByllesbyAssociation   [ updated Apr 16, 2018, 3:48 PM ]


The Lake Byllesby Improvement Association 50th Annual Potluck/General Meeting will be held at the Cannon Falls Golf Club on Thursday evening beginning with dinner at 6:30 followed by the general meeting at 7:00 P.M.  The meeting was originally scheduled for the Camp Phillippo Scout Reservation, but due to the recent inclement weather and road conditions the location was changed earlier this week to accommodate guests/members.

Guests will include Dakota County/Goodhue County Commissioners Mike Slavik and Brad Anderson; Deputy Krystal Johnson (Dakota County-Neighborhood Watch Coordinator), Kristi Purcell-Executive Director (Cannon River Watershed Partnership), and Josh Petersen, Byllesby Dam Director/Coordinator.

Topics to be discussed will include the implementation of the recently proposed ten-year Lake Byllesby Regional Parks Master Plan and recent legislative agendas for upgrading electric power generation/new turbines for the Byllesby Dam, recent CRWP updates, and the Lake Byllesby area “Neighborhood Watch” program.

Members are encouraged to arrive prior to 6:00 p.m with a dish to pass. Additional memberships will be available at the meeting. All L.B.I.A. members and sponsor members are encouraged to attend.


posted Mar 26, 2018, 6:01 AM by ByllesbyAssociation   [ updated Mar 26, 2018, 6:02 AM ]

The Cannon Falls Bomber Booster Football Team will, once again, be installing L.B.I.A. Member docks/lifts this spring. 

The dates for these duties will be Saturday, April 28th and Saturday, May 12th.  The tax-deductible contribution for these services will be a minimum donation of $140.00.  

L.B.I.A Members desiring these services may contact Mr. Derek Johnson (651) 258 4312 to schedule an install time.

Lakeshore owners should plan on being physically present during these installations and a “liability agreement” will be provided on request.

50th Annual Potluck and General Meeting April 19th!

posted Mar 19, 2018, 8:02 AM by ByllesbyAssociation


posted Mar 7, 2018, 9:44 AM by ByllesbyAssociation

Lake Byllesby will have a limitation of two (2) Northern Pike OVER 24” in 2018.

Dakota County Board OKs 42 M contract for Byllesby Dam

posted Mar 1, 2018, 7:32 AM by ByllesbyAssociation

Dakota County commissioners approved a $4.2 million contract with Voith Hydro Inc. to design and fabricate new turbine and generator equipment for the Byllesby Dam recently.  The contract was approved at the Feb. 13 physical development committee meeting and will appear on the consent agenda at a future County Board meeting for final approval.

The county will replace the dam’s existing three horizontal turbines with two vertical turbines.  The structure won’t produce power for a year but dam operators will manage water levels and the rest of the facility during that time, said Josh Petersen, senior water resources engineer with the county.

The county owns the 107 year old Byllesby Dam, which separates Lake Byllesby from the Cannon River, and runs its federally-regulated hydroelectric facility.   The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission classifies the structure as a “high hazard” because if it failed, extensive damage to humans and property would occur in the Cannon Falls area.

The county has funded fixes to the aging dam totaling about $12 millions in recent years The Legislature authorized $6 million in state bonding money in 2017 to help fund the dam’s upgrades.  The improvements are estimated to total $14million and are included in both the county’’s 2017-2021 and 2018-2022 capital improvement project (CIP) budgets.

Eric Adler (reprinted from February 25 ,2018 Star Tribune)

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