Rice Lake culvert to remain closed

RICE LAKE A culvert underneath a roadway on the south side of Rice Lake will remain closed.

The decision was reached following an engineer’s report presented at a Rice Lake Recreation Service District meeting Saturday morning. According to the report, opening the culvert would lower the level of water in Rice Lake slightly more than a half inch but would likely lead to flooding of residences and farmland south of the culvert.

The culvert was installed when a portion of the roadway on the south side of Rice Lake was raised due to flooding.