This past Monday Eagle Creek Renewable Energy the Shawano dam owner and operator, filed their request to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to raise the target water level to the higher historical operation level. The good news is that FERC acted almost immediately on the request. The bad news is that this action requires a 15 day public comment period. Shawano Area Waterways Management doesn’t anticipate any comments against raising the water level. At this point they ask that people DO NOT submit any comments supporting raising the water level because FERC will have to address any comments, good or bad, that they receive in their final order approving the higher water level and that could delay their order.