The Riley-Purgatory-Bluff Creek Watershed District will be operating an aeration system on Rice Marsh Lake from December 1, 2023 until May 1st, 2024, that will result in open water. Anyone on the lake should be aware of the danger of open water and thin ice around the aeration system. This aeration system is necessary to prevent winter fish kill in the lake. The aeration system will be located in the southeast quadrant of the lake; a map of the aeration system location is shown below. This notice is being provided with residents’ safety in mind and in accordance with MN Statute 103G.611 Subd. 4.