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Mark surprises Belle Taine residents

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Some property owners on Lake Belle Taine are stewing about a new ordinary high water level (OHWL) that's been set for the lake, raised 18 inches from the previous measurement.

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But government officials say county commissioners' motives to establish the mark were not punitive.

Some lakes didn't have the marks set and the measurement is needed, said Environmental Services Administrator Eric Buitenwerf.

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