Hoot Lake Plant has 7 groundwater monitoring wells, 2 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between September 13, 2016 and November 04, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of radium and cobalt.Site description
Otter Tail Power Company’s Plant Hoot Lake is in Fergus Falls, Minnesota in Otter Tail County along the banks of an unnamed creek. The first of the plant’s three coal-fired units was built in 1948 (retired in 2006) while the other two were built in 1959 and 1964, respectively, and retired in 2021. The facility had a capacity of 140-MW. This plant currently operates a singular CCR Landfill that is regulated under the CCR rule.