Watchic Lake Association

News and Events

2017 Dam Report Available

The dam functioned flawlessly for another year. As a reminder, the dam is opened to lower the water level on about October 15 (generally Columbus Day), and is closed again to raise the water level shortly after ice-out (between mid-April and early-May). This helps to avoid shore ...

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Take a Break – Retire your Rake!

And help the lake. Did you know nature recycles? Tree leaves are fed by the nutrients in your soil, which they return when they fall. It’s crazy to bag up and remove leaves, and then replace those missing nutrients with applications of petrochemical fertilizers (which can harm th ...

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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). Loweri ...

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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 P ...

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Invasive Milfoil Found on Long Lake Maine

Just 10 miles from Watchic Lake, Long Lake has recently been found to be infested with variable leaf milfoil. “On August 1st the Lakes Environmental Association and Maine Department of Environmental Protection have identified variable leaf milfoil growing in Long Lake. Long Lake ...

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Maine Audubon on Watchic Lake

Sarah Haggerty, Conservation Biologist and GIS Manager for the Maine Audubon Society recently provided Watchic Lake Association members with a fascinating set of information about wildlife on and around the lake. Sarah covered eagles, loons, fish, turtles, and work being planned ...

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Volunteers Monitoring Water Quality 2019

The water quality committee has completed a mid-summer water quality report which you can read here:...

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Lets Keep Out Invasive Plants!

We are fortunate that Watchic Lake has not experienced invasive plants such as variable leaf milfoil...

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