Supporting our Lake
City of North Sioux City Memo Week Ending 9-16-2022
How you can help
Submit this form if you stand with the McCook Lake Association in defending our lake!
Your contributions may be tax deductible; Consult your tax advisor. Donated funds will go towards legal fees for defending McCook Lake. Donations of any amount are welcome!
A 90' wide by 1500' long canal has been proposed at the south end of the lake, breaching the dam that was constructed in 1987 by the MLA due to the high seepage rates in the lakebed in that area.
We believe the proposed canal could have catastrophic impact to the lake. There have been no studies that demonstrate with any degree of certainty that the canal project works.
Our pumping system is currently operating at maximum capacity and can’t handle any expansion of the lake.
As designed, this project risks the entire lake, destroying natural habitat, fishing, and recreation.
June 7, 1987 Sioux City Journal article on dam construction
The McCook Lake Association opposes expansion of the lake.