We will be installing a new structure next week. The reason the lake is down is because it as at the current level of the pipe that connects the lake with the Skokie Canal to the right of # 8 tee.
The structure below served two purposes on the Red 7 & 8 lake. It served as an overflow to lower the lake when flooding occurred and also had a valve we could open to drain the lake when necessary. For some reason, it just floated up out of the water one Sunday morning.
The photo below is of the entire structure after we lifted it out of the water
In the photo below, the pipe which controls the level of the lake when the structure is functioning properly.
The lake level will return to normal as soon as the new structure is installed.