Watchic Lake Association

News and Events

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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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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Membership / Donation


Hannaford Helps the WLA – Again!

The Watchic Lake Association has been selected again to be a part of the Hannaford Helps Reusable Ba...

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Reminder Fall 2019 Dam Opening – Columbus Day

Its that time of year again… the dam gate will be opened on about Columbus Day, Monday October 14, 2...

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