Category Archives: Technical Lake Stuff

10 July 2021: Hurricane Elsa Delivers Much Needed Rain [UPDATED]

On its way up the New England coast yesterday, Hurricane Elsa dropped over 3″ of rain on Clary Lake. While this won’t end our drought, it will go a long ways towards replenishing ground water supplies, and it brought the … Continue reading

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June 2021 Water Level Chart Archived

I have archived the June 2021 Water Level Chart (at left). The drought deepens. We were shy 5.20 inches of rainfall at the end of May, now we’re shy 6.76 inches of rainfall at  the end of June. We received a … Continue reading

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May 2021 Water Level Chart Archived

I have archived the May 2021 Water Level Chart (at left). The dearth of precipitation which has plagued us all winter continued through the month of May. At the end of April we were 3.50 inches short of normal for the … Continue reading

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02 May 2021: Water Quality Monitoring Resumes for 2021!

Kelsie French and I got out on the lake today to start Water Quality Monitoring for the 2021 season, a spring ritual that has been taking place on Clary Lake since 1975. All the data we collect is periodically sent … Continue reading

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April Water Level Chart Archived

I have archived the April 2021 Water Level Chart (at left). The dearth of precipitation that has plagued us for much of last year and for the first three months of this year has continued into April with total monthly rainfall … Continue reading

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March 2021 Water Level Chart Archived

I have archived the March 2021 Water Level Chart (at left). Precipitation was again slow to accumulate in March and we ended the month with only 2.00 inches of rain, well below the monthly average of 3.77 inches. Despite the lack … Continue reading

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February 2021 Water Level Chart Archived

I have archived the February 2021 Water Level Chart (at left). Precipitation was slow to accumulate this month but a rain/snow storm on the 27th finally pushed us to 2.67 inches for the month, just a hair above the February average … Continue reading

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January 2021 Water Level Chart Archived

I have archived the January 2021 Water Level Chart (at left). The drought conditions that plagued us last year have returned early in 2021 with January’s precipitation of 2.16 inches falling considerably short of the normal monthly precipitation of 3.19 inches. … Continue reading

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Lake Stewards of Maine 2021 Winter Newsletter Is Out

Lake Stewards of Maine (formerly Maine Volunteer Water Monitoring Program) has mailed their Winter 2021 newsletter, The Water Column. Print copies are in the mail and should arrive any day. As usual, they’ve produced a great publication. I especially liked … Continue reading

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December 2020 Water Level Chart Archived

And so we arrive at the end of another year. I have archived the December 2020 Water Level Chart (at left) and much like 2020 was a roller coaster year, December was a roller coaster month in terms of rainfall … Continue reading

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