28 April 2014: DRAFT Branch Pond Water Level Order issued!!

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection has issued a DRAFT water level order for Branch Pond located in Palermo and China. There is, as usual, a 5 day comment period ending this coming May 5th. This is especially good news considering everyone thought that DEP would hold off on issuing the the Branch Pond water level order until the outcome of the appeal of the Clary Lake water level was known. Well, obviously, everyone thought wrong.

The Branch Pond water level petition was originally filed back in 2008 but was put on hold for 3 years. I’ve been following the Branch Pond petition since it became active again back in December 2012.

DRAFT Branch Pond Water Level Order