From Eagle Creek Renewable Energy:  “We plan to bring the lake down by 1 foot to that minimum allowable level towards the end of this week with the rain in the forecast for Saturday. This lowering helps to reduce the spillage over the flashboards which reduces the chances of flashboard failure. Following the passage of that storm, we’ll be back up to normal lake level for the rest of the winter. 

In addition, they are stating that there will no longer be a winter drawdown, going forward the lake will only be lowered, if needed for repairs, etc.