Category Archives: Water Quality

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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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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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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05 July 2019: Moderate Algae Bloom in Progress

You may have noticed a green scum drifting on the lake surface recently or seen loads of green particles suspended in the water and thought it was pollen. Well, it does look a lot like the pine pollen that was … Continue reading

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26 April 2019: Water Monitoring Resumes for 2019

Kelsie French, David Hodsdon, and I headed out today to kick off the 2019 Clary Lake water quality monitoring season. David started monitoring on Clary Lake in 1975, making this his 44th year on the job! The average secchi disk … Continue reading

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16 July 2018: CLA Welcomes Its Newest Water Quality Monitor

Please join me in welcoming our newest Water Quality Monitor, Kelsie French! Kelsie and her brother Jeffrey own a camp over on Duncan Road and have been long time supporters of the Clary Lake Association. Kelsie has been helping out … Continue reading

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Maine VLMP Fall 2017 Newsletter Now Available

The Fall 2017 Water Column, the newsletter the Maine Volunteer Lake Monitor Program, is now available on the VLMP website. The Clary Lake Association is a long-time member and active supporter of the Maine VLMP, and three of our members, … Continue reading

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2017 Season Lake Water Quality Monitoring Resumes

Last Friday morning, May 12th, David Hodsdon and I resumed water quality monitoring on Clary Lake for the 2017 season. Jack Holland usually joins us but was unable to join us for this first data gathering session. Normally we venture … Continue reading

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29 November 2016: Maine VLMP Fall 2016 Newsletter now available

The Maine Volunteer Lake Monitor Program (VLMP) has issued their Fall 2016 newsletter “the Water Column” and it’s available online from their website at the following link: Fall 2016 Water Column Newsletter The VLMP has always done a great job … Continue reading

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26 October 2016: Updated Transparency & Phosphorus Charts Posted

[dropcap]Every[/dropcap] fall after the water quality monitoring activities end for the year (see “2016 Water Quality Monitoring Season Concludes“) I make a point of updating the Transparency and Total Phosphorus charts for Clary Lake, posting them on the website, and … Continue reading

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