Peregrine falcon nesting site update

A sure sign spring has arrived: Peregrine falcons are returning to their nesting sites after migrating to South America for the winter. Each March, the falcons return and are identified by their leg bands provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Raptor Resource Project. A falcon has been seen at Dairyland's Alma Site nesting box, but has yet to be identified. Stay tuned for news on the Alma nesting season via Dairyland's Bird Cam

Use Caution on the Dairyland Reservoir

March 4, 2021

Dairyland urges caution to those who are using the Dairyland Reservoir in Ladysmith, Wis., for recreational activities. The ice becomes unstable and dangerous as spring approaches.

As the spring run-off starts, Dairyland will be implementing a normal drawdown of between one to two feet, to help control levels during rapidly changing flows. The total drawdown could be as much as three feet, depending on the amount of additional precipitation and how quickly the snow melts.