Monthly Archives September 2017

Fall 2017 Dam Opening – Columbus Day

Its that time of year again… The Watchic Lake dam gate will be lowered on Columbus Day, Monday October 9, 2017 for the winter. Following the opening, the lake level will go down to its winter level over the course of about two to four weeks (depending in part on rainfall). Lowering the lake level protects our shoreline from winter ice damage. Plan your boat and dock removal accordingly. Except in extreme weather situations, we have lowered the dam on
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Invasive Plant Screening Day 2017

In August and September of 2017, a group of 12 WLA board members and volunteers surveyed Watchic Lake for invasive plant species – none were found. This is the second year a thorough inventory of lake plants has been completed. As a member of the Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program, we are asked to submit an inventory of the native plants found in the lake. Click here for the 2017 VMLP Invasive Aquatic Plant Screening Survey and the Map of the Areas Surveyed.
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