Watchic Lake Association

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Watchic Lake Volunteer on Lake Stewardship

At Watchic Lake, we are lucky to have two long term volunteer lake monitors (Eileen and David Burnell) with over 20 years’ experience reporting on water quality in our lake. This year the Lake Stewards of Maine (formerly Maine VLMP) asked monitors to write about what it means to ...

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Ten Loons Spotted on the Lake

One of our members was recently surprised to see a large group of loons on the lake – he counted 10 and photographed nine of them. Generally we have four loons on the lake (2 nesting pairs), with an occasional visiting loon. We do have two loon chicks this year as well. Our guess ...

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Loon Found Dead on the Lake

Sadly, one of the Middle Island loons was recently found dead on the lake. The loon was found on Sunday May 20th at about 11:00 am in the vicinity of 121 Hi Vu Drive. Based on its injuries it was likely struck by a propeller on or around May 20th . The Maine Warden service was co ...

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Algal Blooms – Risks are Real

This recent satellite photo (click on the photo for a larger view) of North and East Ponds in central Maine shows how algal blooms impact water quality. The two lakes are similar in most respects but East Pond (right side) blooms yearly, threatening recreation and property values ...

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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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Helpful Covid-19 Info for Lake Users

This information is being provided by the Maine Lake Society to help folks plan for their visits to...

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Spring 2020 Dam Closing

This year the dam was closed on March 26 (shortly after ice out). We close the dam to raise the lake...

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