Supporting our Lake



Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who has lost their homes and property due to this devastating flood. Restoring Northshore, Penrose, and the supporting infrastructure, including our schools, must be the highest priority for our leaders.

However, we also recognize that McCook Lake is the heart of our community. The McCook Lake Association (MLA) has always been dedicated to the well-being of the lake. We are committed to assisting our community in this time of need. To collaborate effectively with various government agencies, we have established a committee within the MLA focused on lake restoration.

The mission of this committee is to ensure the timely restoration and future protection of McCook Lake. Our work will unfold in three phases:

1) Assessing the damage
2) Identifying restoration methods and funding sources
3) Implementing measures to prevent future damage.

McCook Lake Restoration

Drone Images Courtesy of Craig Burhoop

Committee Chair:  Dustin Delaney

Vice Chair:  Kelly Kistner

Committee Members: Nick Roth, Dirk Lohry, Dan DeMarest, Justin Hoesing, Julie Burhoop, Chris Bogenrief, Dave Layhee, Jamie Wankum, Jody Reich, Jeff Myers, Travis Heaton, Jeremy Delaney, Bill Shorma




If you would like to donate to the restoration of McCook Lake, you can Venmo

@MLA-SD with "Lake Restoration" in the comments, or mail a check to:


McCook Lake Association

Lake Restoration Fund

PO Box 1185

North Sioux City, SD 57049