Will Fall 2008 be another 2006?

These photos came in late last night. Taken the fall of 2006 at one of the 3 campgrounds directly on Manchaug Pond, this shows the importance of the waterlevel and how the dam owner can make you or break you.

This is a waterfront campsite. The lake begins just after the trees.

The dam owner took the water level down to make repairs to the spillway gate in 2006 – but timing being everything… that drawdown was delayed til fall after the recreation season dies down.

The low water level did have a negative impact on a couple wells, and one cove still reports no peepers or bull frogs since. The lake was brought up immediately after the repairs were completed – impact was minimized as the safety issue was fully addressed.

Today we question the need to maintain the water level low as we have heard of no threat to safety. The dam owner still owns this dam, we ask you to honor your committment and service to this community.

Comments 6

  1. Uhm If i may ask, to the secretary. Does anyone at Interface have a name or phone number to get some information on this subject? I myself have a boat in storage and soon will have to make a decision on what to do? I am a seasonal camper and would like to find out timelines…love the updates…..i’ll be down this weekend after the rains! More rain next week……so the weather pros say!

  2. I hate two be a pain but here it is friday two weeks before memorial day. is there any news or hope that they will close the dam this weekend? all we seem to be getting is bad news.some good news sure wood be nice.

  3. We are also seasonal….Lake Manchaug Camping for past 4 years and Kings for 2 years before that.

    We are Mass residents …..who should we be calling/mailing?


  4. Is there anything that can be done by homeowners to help move this along. What exactly is the issue and next step. Thank you for keeping the blog up to date.

  5. Also a seasonal camper on Manchaug Pond…..would like to know what if anything we can do to help this situation move in a positive direction.
    Would be happy to do what ever it takes to help move this along.

  6. Also a seasonal camper on Manchaug Pond….and would like to know if there is anthing that we can do to help move this situation in a positive direction..would like to enjoy the summer on and in the water.

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