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 Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) -  Rochester Public Utilities is getting Lake Zumbro ready for the upcoming boating season.

 RPU began raising the lake’s water level Monday and says it will take about a week to reach its normal summer pool depth.

RPU says the lake will be maintained at normal summer pool (914.5 MSL) throughout the rest of the spring and summer season, to the extent possible. However, the public should be aware that the Zumbro Hydroelectric Plant has extremely limited capacity to pass flood flow, resulting in occasional high water events that exceed normal pool.

Real-time lake level information is available on the RPU web site (