Water Level Public Hearing – March 4th – Sutton Conservation Commission

Weds, March 4th, 8:00 p.m. Sutton Town Hall before the Sutton Conservation Commission

a public hearing to consider the NEWLY REVISED Notice of Intent proposed by dam owner.

The new Operations and Maintenance Plan and Rule Curve Plan for Manchaug Reservoir calls for the reduction of the lake by about 55 acres and the waterlevel down by 3 1/2 to 4 feet.

All interested individuals can attend. Written testimony/letters can be sent to the Sutton Conservation Commission, Sutton Town Hall, 4 Uxbridge Road, Sutton, MA 01590

As for today’s water level…

I did notice the dam was opened Saturday – I would guess in anticipation of this snowstorm. So far we have 8 1/2 inches of snow here on Manchaug Pond. You can see by the weekend photo that the flow is coming from the low level gate. The water level is still lower than the spillway and the flashboards/stoplogs are not yet in.

email us at infoMPA@charter.net
or write to us at MPA, P.O.Box 154, Manchaug, MA 01526

Comments 3

  1. Could you post what happened at the Douglas and Sutton Conservation Commission meetings?

    Thank you.

  2. Yes, thank you for asking. It has been busy here on the lake. Are you on our mailing list as a Friend of Manchaug Pond?
    In addition to the waterlevel and a few other lake issues, we are overseeing a 319 stormwater/water quality grant which involves a match of volunteer time and resources with road and boat ramp construction projects as well as an education component for the watershed.
    And we are all just volunteers. 🙂

    Anyway, thank you for your interest and for today’s question!

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