01 October 2015: End of September rain event impacts lake water quality

Over 4″ of rain fell in less than 24 hours on September 30, 2015 resulting in severe sedimentation of Clary Lake from shore erosion and stream scouring. This short video show the stream at the Jefferson/Whitefield town line on the south side of the lake. What isn’t really evident in the video is the plume of sediment washing out into the lake.

Needless to say, if the lake level were where it should be this time of year (between 1′ and 2′ below the top of the dam) this rain event would have had little impact on lake water quality.