Waterlevel Update: August 7, 2013

With rain here and there through the summer season, the dam caretaker reports that from the end of June to present we have had the water level at 2 inches over full to full. The goal is to maintain that level until mid to late September and then begin the slow drawdown to take us into winter and control the invasive weeds.

For the last month, the town has been releasing the minimum flow required for the Mumford River from Stevens Pond.   Yesterday morning, the gate at Manchaug was opened 2 inches to supply some extra water for Stevens Pond as their level has dropped from full to 8 to 9 inches below the top board.

Forecasts for the end of this week say 1 to 2 inches of rain are possible, that should keep both ponds full or near full.

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