Category Archives: Technical Lake Stuff

02 January 2020: The Winter 2019 Water Column Issue Is Out

The Winter 2019 Lake Stewards of Maine’s periodical “The Water Column” arrived in our mailbox today. As usual, it’s full of interesting information about the state of lake water quality monitoring in Maine, invasive plant problems around the State, and … Continue reading

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December 2019 Water Level Chart Archived

And 2019 is a wrap! I have archived the December 2019 Water Level Chart (at left). The most interesting thing about the December chart is once again, how much precipitation we received. It’s been a wet year and December was no … Continue reading

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17 December 2019: Clary Iced-In For The 3rd Time! [UPDATED]

Clary Lake has had a hard time staying frozen this year! It initially completely froze over on December 4th and remained well frozen for a week. Then warm temperatures and heavy rains caused it to mostly open up again on … Continue reading

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November 2019 Water Level Chart Archived

I have archived the November 2019 Water Level Chart (at left). The most notable thing the November chart shows is nothing much! We got a lot of rain (3.75 inches), but not as much as in a normal November (4.58 inches), … Continue reading

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October 2019 Water Level Chart Archived

I have archived the October 2019 Water Level Chart (at left). The most notable thing the October chart shows is Holy Hannah did we get a lot of rain 🙂 We started the month 0.85 inches BELOW average and ended the … Continue reading

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15 October 2019: CLA’s Water Quality Monitoring Team Wraps Up Another Season

We’ve wrapped up another season of water quality monitoring on Clary Lake and took this selfie to celebrate. For David Hodsdon, this completes his 44th year of water quality monitoring (he started in 1975!). For Kelsie French it is her … Continue reading

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September 2019 Water Level Chart Archived

I have archived the September 2019 Water Level Chart (at left). The most notable thing the September chart shows is how dry it’s been! We received only 1.97 inches of rain, just a little over 1/2 the September normal rainfall of … Continue reading

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18 September 2019: Maine Public Radio Program on Algal Blooms

There is a new Maine Public program on algal blooms and climate change that is well worth watching (or listening to). Here on Clary we have avoided a severe algal bloom this season though we’ve seen them in the past; … Continue reading

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August 2019 Water Level Chart Archived

I have archived the August 2019 Water Level Chart (at left). The most notable thing about this chart is how much rain we received during what has traditionally been the driest month of the year. August started out dry, but it … Continue reading

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July 2019 Water Level Chart Archived

I have archived the July 2019 Water Level Chart (at left). The most notable thing about this chart is it shows rainfall fell off a cliff in July with only 2.39 inches being recorded for the month, over an inch less … Continue reading

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