Watchic Lake Association

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Ice in the Early Days

Ever wonder how people chilled their milk, meats, veggies, and of course their beer during the warm summer months on the lake? Ice from an ice-house of course.  David F. Drew writes in his book An Almanac of the Paine Neighborhood and Watchic Pond From 1800 to 1935 “When my ...

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Two Trails early 1900’s

Have you ever driven past the current Two Trails Diner at the intersection of Rte’s 25 and 113 and wondered how it used to be? We recently came across a some post cards (back in the day of one cent stamps) and and a newspaper advertisement for the “2 Trails Tourist Ca ...

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Spring must really be on the way!

  We had one nice warm day this week and our thoughts turn to time on the lake. And it’s not just one warm day that’s teasing us.… ice is out, the dam has been closed (lake level down about 16-18 inches now) and the loons are back. Before we know it, we will all be complaini ...

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Welcome to the New Watchic Lake Website

Welcome to the new Watchic Lake Association website! We’ve updated the website to be more helpful to our members, sponsors, property owners, and users of Watchic Lake. We’ve added a lot more information about the lake, the loons, memories of the lake, and how to best protect this ...

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Water Quality Status (Winter 2013 – 2014)

This winter the lake has been consistently covered with an ice sheet that has provided a good surface for many winter activities. Reports by those who have been fishing the lake this winter have indicated that the catch has been good to date. Pending a slow snow melt and ease int ...

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Dam Safety Improved

The area around the dam has been used for years by folks not always understanding the risk of injury. The WLA board felt it was time to reduce the risk and improve the safety for all users of Watchic Lake. During the fall of 2013, dam safety has been improved by: Better signage: ...

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Dam Report – Watchic Lake 2013

The dam operated flawlessly for the year. The dam was closed April 14, 2013 at ice out to raise the lake level for the season. Full pond water level was not achieved until June, due to the light spring run-off. During the summer the dam was opened 8 times to the first position fo ...

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Announcements

Dam Update – Now at Full Open as of 11/15/2016

The dam was opened to full winter position (maximum outflow) on Tuesday 11/15/2016. After about a we...

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November Newsletter Available

Read our latest November WLA Newsletter, including a recap of our 2016 activities....

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