Water Level – Dam Open Now for Aquatic Life

This photo was taken today of the water coming out of our dam here on Manchaug – specifically out the new gate. Why is the dam open when we are still low? Well, the state is requiring the dam owner maintain a flow to “support the aquatic life” downstream. Fuddy got the call from the engineer in Maine earlier this week saying he should open the gate a bit.

Further Fuddy does report that the waterlevel is coming up nicely with all this rain and run-off from the watershed. He has seen the level come up 2 1/2 inches from one day’s rain. Course we new that looking at the rain gauges!