Vernon Lake Update, as of 04/02/2018: DOTD Engineers are continuing to monitor the area of concern in the Vernon Lake dam. The management gate remains fully open. As weather permits, the plan is to allow the lake level to come back down below the level of the damaged area. DOTD is continuing to develop the contract design package. The tentative plan is to make the needed improvements/repairs in the traditionally dry time of year, which is historically September – October.