It’s more than just a lake.

A lake for all – public and private accessibility

Year-round outdoor recreation activities

Educational opportunities / all schools / colleges

ADA compliant

Promotes strong physical and mental health


It’s more than just a lake.

Recreational water quality enhancements

  • Lake depth 10-50 feet​
  • Sedimentation and phosphorous reduction fore-bays
  • Public water and sewer facilities
  • Environmental buffers and erosion control facilities​

Active aquatic life

Native prairie growth

Enhance wetlands

Stream bank stabilization


 It’s more than just a lake.

Promotes tourism​

  • 1.3 million people live within 60 minutes

Brings new dollars to the region

Positive impact on existing local businesses

  • For every $100 spent at a small business, $48 is put back into the local economy

New jobs

Sustains our workforce and retirees

  • 1,576 in year 1 – 276 permanent


Long-term tax base sustainability in the County ($400M)

Multiple new housing choices

  • Up to 600-750 new housing units on and off lake (to be built over time)
  • Open existing housing stock
  • Construction costs estimated at over $400 million​ new construction