Results are in for Five Lake Watershed Surveys
Over 100 volunteers worked to survey the watersheds of Great East Lake, Horn Pond, LakeIvanhoe, Lovell Lake and Wilson Lake to identify sources of pollution caused by erosion from stormwater runoff. Letters offering assistance and suggestions for solutions have, or will be, mailed to all landowners with identified problems.
Landowners are not required to take these actions, and no penalties or fines will be levied if the recommendations are not followed. Rather, it is hoped that the landowners will do so in order to protect the long-term health of lakes. Actions taken now will prevent further deterioration of water quality, decrease in fisheries, decline in property values and spread of invasive plants species such as the variable-leaved milfoil.
AWWA will work with the lake associations and municipalities to strategize solutions to the larger problems through grants and community programs. These watershed surveys of the Salmon Falls Headwater Lakes were conducted as part of the Salmon Falls Headwater Lakes Watershed Management Plan project funded in part by a grant from the NH Department of Environmental Services with funding from the US Environmental Protection Agency under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act.
To download and read the survey documents please click on the following links: