City of Dover plans draw down of Silver Lake next week

DOVER — The city of Dover, with a recommendation from the Silver Lake Commission, will be performing a draw down of the water at Silver Lake beginning Monday, Oct. 7 and lasting through Friday, Oct. 18.

All efforts will be taken to ensure the fish and other water species are not harmed in any manner during this short draw down period.

This is a scheduled draw down and the city wants to make residents aware as not to cause alarm should they notice the lake water level changing. It will be an opportunity for lakeside residents to clean up debris and other items on their property.

The draw down is weather dependent. If there are periods of precipitation during the time of the draw down, it is likely the water level will not have notable change.

The community is asked to look for the city’s cleanup events which are planned throughout the year. In addition to cleaning up around the park area, the city is considering lake awareness activities such as a flotilla event, kayak-canoe tours, educational displays and more. Contact Carolyn Courtney at if you are interested in these activities.

The Silver Lake Commission is committed to improving Silver Lake Park and Lake waterways. This is just one of many steps that are taken throughout the year to support that commitment.

For more information, contact Ms. Courtney of the City of Dover Parks and Recreation Office by calling 302-736-7050 or by email at or stop by her office at 10 Electric Avenue.

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