Afternoon sail - courtesy of Don Yurewicz

Conway Lakes Conservation Association

Annual Meeting:

Date/Time: August 7 at 9:00 am

Place: 127 Baird Hill Rd

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Annual Meeting

We are happy to announce Andrea LaMoreaux, President of the New Hampshire Lakes Association as our guest speaker at the August 7 Annual Meeting.  She will discuss the challenges NH lakes face and highlight some successes we have had over the years addressing these issues.

Andrea joined NH LAKES in February 2007 and brings a comprehensive
understanding of how to effectively work with volunteers, the ecology and health of the state’s lakes, and protecting and improving lake health. She coordinated the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services VolunteerLake Assessment Program for six years before joining NH LAKES. Prior to that, she worked with the BSC Group, Inc., an ecological services and engineering consulting firm headquartered in Massachusetts.
 

Andrea holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and Policy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Environmental Management degree in Water Resources from Duke University. She has taken several continuing education classes in environmental education and nonprofit management. She is a 2016 graduate of the Leadership New Hampshire Program and currently serves on the Newfound Lake Region Association Board of Trustees. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors kayaking, swimming, camping, and hiking with her husband (who comes from the Finger Lakes Region of New York) and their daughter.

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Tributary Phosphorous - Spring 2021 Update

The table to the left shows the phosphorous levels of the streams we sample that feed into the Lake.  The Spring 2021 results were analyzed on an expedited basis by Bob Craycraft's lab at UNH.  We had requested the analysis be conducted as soon as possible as we were concerned with the increases in the Fall 2020 results.  Bob was very responsive to our request and provided his assessment of the results which were reassuring.  Bob stated that the absolute levels, while sharply increased in some cases, were consistent with other healthy lakes in the area.

 

As can be seen in the table the average level for the eastern shore streams were much lower and in line with the Spring 2020 level.  The western shore streams also were also much lower, but still higher than the previous spring.  It should be noted that the flow rates of the western streams are about 25% of the eastern shore streams, so the relatively higher phosphorous levels are less concerning.

 

We intend to prepare a more detailed analysis of the tributary phosphorous levels over the summer and post those results on as they are completed and assessed.