|Lake Draw Down |
The leaves are changing and the temperatures are dropping and that means one more thing for Beaver Lake – lowering the level of the lake.
Every year, the dam is opened the week after Columbus Day and this year it will be opened on/after Tuesday 10/15. This process allows residents to work on walls or other projects along their water front.
The dam is then closed on/about December 1st every year.
The list has been created for anyone that expressed interest in receiving help this year to remove a dock. Dock removal begins this weekend and will continue through October. If you need help, please email email@example.com.
Do you own a waterfront property on Beaver Lake or know of a storm water issue that could be a candidate for this opportunity? If so, this could be your chance for a free consult by the NH Department of Environmental Services and local Landscapers. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and details. A small group will be doing a walk through on September 24th from 10am-12:30pm of the potential site recommendations.
Here’s more information:
The NH DES Watershed Assistance Section will be partnering with the Town of Derry and the Beaver Lake Improvement Association in March 2020 for a training for landscapers regarding water quality. The DES partners with the UNH Cooperative Extension and they have completed this training in other watersheds throughout the state.
As part of the training, they are looking for a home owner that would allow the team to provide recommendations for something on or that eventually drains to the lake, has impervious areas, potential storm water issues, and some room for putting in Best Management Practices (BMPs) that a landscaper or homeowner might do such as rain gardens, buffers, grassy swales, infiltration trenches, etc.
· Two-day training (March 26 and 27, 2020) designed for landscapers but watershed organization members, town staff, and interested residents are welcome too.
· Curriculum is focused on landscaping practices to protect water quality https://extension.unh.edu/blog/workshop-presentations-available-2018-landscaping-water-quality
· NH DES coordinates and supplies the instructors.
· NH DES likes to have the local watershed organization(s) do a short talk about the status of their waterbodies.
· The Town of Derry will be represented to talk about local regulations and concerns
· Location of the training will be at the Town Office, 14 Manning St. which is capable of holding at least 30-35 people.
· The DES and Landscapers will walk a site that might impact a waterbody and design non-engineered (do-it-yourself) practices (BMPs) to reduce those impacts.
The attending landscapers are listed on the UNH Cooperative Extension website as having attended the training https://extension.unh.edu/resource/directory-landscape-professionals-trained-ecological-landscaping-water-quality-protection .
If you have an idea for your property or another property around the lake, please email email@example.com.