2017 Water Report
We work with the State’s Department of Environmental Services on their Volunteer Lake Assessment Program. They have a great new link which you can go to to get results from any lake in the state. Do a search on “Lake Information Mapper” and then find the lake you want on the map.
We sample the lake water three times a year, once each in the months of June, July, and August. The state participates in one of those samplings and takes additional information using equipment they have. We sample at 5 locations: the two major inlets, the outlet at the dam, and at two different depths at the deep spot near Maxwell/Hamlin.
The beaches at the two camps and the town beach are also checked for E-coli, once a month, outside of the VLAP program. The measurements at the beaches were the same as last year, very good at the camps but slightly bad at the town beach.
Of the seven measurements made on the water samples three were rated as slightly bad, the others were all good.
This year, as part of the VLAP program we can and will voluntarily add testing for Cyano-Bacteria.