County Ditch Inspector Kevin Fellbaum told county commissioners that two petitions have been received to create an outlet from Nelson Lake, west of Parkers Prairie, into County Ditch 45.

High water is adversely affecting Highway 6 near the north side of the lake.

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A redetermination of benefits for Ditch 45 is currently in process. The next step is to hire an engineering firm to study the drainage and flow capacity of Ditch 45.

If Ditch 45 has the capacity for water flow from Nelson Lake, an outlet fee would be established, and the properties would become part of Ditch 45.

Several property owners provided comments to county board members regarding cleanout needed on Ditch 45. Various landlocked bodies of water also affect this area.

Related issues include the Fish Lake dam structure, pumping of water near other nearby highways and the current loss of land.