It is getting colder and “mixed” precipitation is forecast. I probably have had my last boating trip and my last two were a bit cold….. Gloves and a wool had as well as a warm coat and “worn” life jacket were needed to keep me warm. The lake, however, has been “in use” recently, even in the cold. Continue reading
Below, I have put some links to interesting articles related to our lake and other lakes. Continue reading
Columbus day brought 32 interested people for an inaugural tour of three sites in the Lake Wentworth watershed displaying problems and/or solutions for erosion and runoff management of our lake. Continue reading
If you like neat pictures of our lake, try Google Earth. The most recent one was taken about when the ice was going out. Continue reading
We had a pair of loons produce two chicks. They nested in a swamp near Point of Pines and avoided predation of their nest and were good parents. The two chicks may help keep loons in NH. Continue reading
As we have the seasons change, some birds are passing through on their way south. One bird that I have never seen on the lake, a Black Tern, showed up off our dock. You might see others passing through….. Continue reading
The Crescent Lake dam is currently open about halfway in order to bring water levels in Lake Wentworth and Crescent Lake down about six to eight inches. The town is going to treat Back Bay with a chemical to kill the existing milfoil. Lowering the lake will provide a buffer against any sudden jump in lake levels that might be caused by weather in the second week of September. Too much water flowing into Back Bay could cause the milfoil treatment to be ineffective. Continue reading
Again, many people reported seeing lots of “little green dots” in the water this summer. Yes, it is a Blue-Green Algae but it also seems to be a relatively benign kind. Was here last summer in large numbers and for the past 4 or 5 in smaller numbers. Continue reading
We can only hope that the woes of Toledo don’t occur on our lake – but we have to be careful. Everyone in the watershed needs to be! Continue reading
The Lake Wentworth Association has been partnering with the University of New Hampshire’s Lakes Lay Monitoring Program since 1984. While each year’s testing results in a full report on the testing results, until now those documents have been hard to come by.
Now, however, an almost complete set of those reports is now available on the LWA web site. The handful of missing reports is expected to be published this winter.
The reports provide not only a snapshot of each year’s testing but information about trends in water quality.