The City of Cumberland in conjunction with the Beaver Dam Lake Management District have updated the 2023 Stormwater Management Plan. Public review and commentary to begin Wednesday February 8th.
The City of Cumberland and the Beaver Dam Lake Management District are collaborative
managers of their community’s shared water resources. Lakes surround the ‘Island City’ and
provide the economic engine of this tight-knit community as well as a cultural foundation for
residents and seasonal visitors. In the interest of the health of Beaver Dam Lake and its bays
(Cemetery Bay, Norwegian Bay, Rabbit Island Bay and Library Lake), Collingwood Lake, the
Hay River and adjacent waterbodies, the city of Cumberland has authorized this update to the
Stormwater Management Plan which was originally completed in December of 2010. The past
decade has been a very busy time in the history of Cumberland’s water resources. Multiple water
quality projects were implemented around Library Lake in downtown Cumberland and
throughout the city, and more remain in the planning stages. This plan will document the
tremendous work to date and chart a path for the next ten years of stormwater management in the
City of Cumberland.