Category Archives: Technical Lake Stuff

20 April 2018: Clary Lake is (Finally) Ice Free!

Clary Lake is finally ice free! Much of the lake has been free of ice for the past 4-5 days,  but there was a large raft of ice down in the east end by the State boat launch that refused … Continue reading

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March 2018 Water Level Chart Archived

I have archived the March 2018 Water Level Chart (at left). The most notable feature of the March chart is how little the lake level fell over the course of the month despite the lack of precipitation received (less than an inch … Continue reading

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February 2018 Water Level Chart Archived

I have archived the February 2018 Water Level Chart (at left). The most notable feature of the February chart is how little the lake level changed over the course of the month despite the gate being wide open and with no major … Continue reading

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January 2018 Water Level Chart Archived

I have archived the January 2018 Water Level Chart (at left) starting us off on another year of sub-par water levels. The most notable feature of the January chart is that the lake level actually made it up into the “allowable” range … Continue reading

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13 January 2018: Water Level Chart Updated

The Clary Lake water level charts have been updated for the first time this year. I hadn’t expected to resume water level measurements yet, but heavy overnight rains not only melted all the snow in my yard but also the … Continue reading

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December 2017 Water Level Chart Archived

I have archived the December 2017 Water Level Chart (at left) bringing us to the end of another year of sub-par water levels. The most notable feature of the December chart is how little the lake level changed over the course of … Continue reading

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15 December 2017: Clary Lake Freezes Over

Clary Lake was fully frozen over on the morning of Friday, December 15th. The sunrise picture at left is from Clary Cam 2, over at David Hodsdon’s place. As dates go, you can see from the Ice-In and Ice-Out Dates web … Continue reading

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November 2017 Water Level Chart Archived

I have archived the November 2017 Water Level Chart (at left). The most notable feature of the November chart is… nothing 🙂 There is nothing particularly notable, or remarkable, about November’s water level chart. The lake level managed to rise 3.24″ over … Continue reading

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October 2017 Water Level Chart Archived

I have archived the October 2017 Water Level Chart (at left). The most notable feature of the October chart is how flat the lake level was and how little it rose despite heavy rains at the end of the month.  We received … Continue reading

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27 October 2017: Much Needed Rain Has Little Effect On Clary Lake Water Level

We just received 5.15″ of rain in a little over 2 days which, had we not been suffering under drought conditions, would have brought the lake up close to two feet or more. However because so much of the rainfall … Continue reading

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09 October 2017: The Beavers Are Back

The water level of Clary Lake has effectively bottomed out this fall about a foot higher than it did last fall. I know the outflow rate has been slowed down considerably as a result of thick vegetation in the outlet … Continue reading

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September 2017 Water Level Chart Archived

I have archived the September 2017 Water Level Chart (at left). The most notable feature of the September chart is how little the lake level changed over the course of the month: the lake level dropped only 1.56″ from the first day … Continue reading

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August 2017 Water Level Chart Archived

I have archived the August 2017 Water Level Chart (at left). The most notable feature of the August chart is the same thing that stood out in the June and July charts: how slowly the lake level fell especially considering how little … Continue reading

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July 2017 Water Level Chart Archived

I have archived the July 2017 Water Level Chart (at left). The most notable feature of the July chart is how slowly the lake level fell especially considering how little rainfall we received over the month. We saw this same phenomena in … Continue reading

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June 2017 Water Level Chart Archived

I have archived the June 2017 Water Level Chart (at left). The most notable feature of the June chart is the slow steady decline in the water level on the one hand, and how little the lake level actually fell … Continue reading

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[UPDATED]: May 2017 Water Level Chart Archived

I have archived the May 2017 Water Level Chart (at left). The most notable feature of the May chart is how much rain fell on us during the month. Most of you will agree that May was a cold,  wet … 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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April 2017 Water Level Chart Archived

I have archived the April 2017 Water Level Chart (at left). The most notable feature of the April chart is that the lake level rose above the -2 foot mark on April 7th and stayed above that level for the … Continue reading

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18 April 2017: Spring Musings and a Look Ahead

I try to keep this news forum factual and informative and not all that speculative. From time to time however I am compelled to offer up some commentary on what has been happening, where we are and where it looks … Continue reading

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March 2017 Water Level Chart Archived

I have archived the March 2017 Water Level Chart (at left). The most notable feature of the March chart is the relatively stable water level throughout the entire month. The water level started out at -36.48″ below the high water mark … Continue reading

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