The Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau has been working diligently with its member businesses and community leaders over the last 24 hours to assess the affects of this week’s storms and provide support.
Lake Delton, a small man-made lake, broke through its banks, draining into the Wisconsin River, taking with it three homes and damaging two others. There are 16 small and medium-sized resorts and a handful of private rentals on the lake who are members of the Visitor Bureau.
Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle has called on the Department of Natural Resources to work to refill the lake as quickly as possible.
At a glance, here is today’s assessment:
- Over 93% of the community’s tourism businesses were never affected and are open.
- The vast majority of access roads were never affected, and access for travelers in and out of the community is clear.
- A small portion of County A remains closed where the waters of Lake Delton spilled into the Wisconsin River. This is not a main visitor access road.
- The Tommy Bartlett Show will present an expanded sky and stage show beginning Thursday, June 12 at 4:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. daily.
- The Original Wisconsin Ducks have modified their tour accordingly.
- The Dells Army Duck Tours have modified their regular tour and are working on gaining access to the Wisconsin River.
The Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau is fully staffed to take calls from visitors who have plans for stays or activities on Lake Delton. The toll-free number is 1-800-223-3557. Updates will be posted as necessary to the official visitor web site, www.wisdells.com.