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March 25, 2017
A MONTHLY NEWSLETTER OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LAKES ASSOCIATION
Dear Lake Friend,
Last year, 'ice-out'—a phenomenon here in New England which signals the traditional start to the spring season—occurred on Lake Winnipesaukee on Friday, March 18, at approximately 11:30 am. As of the writing of this newsletter, ice-out had not yet been declared this year for the Big Lake, but, for many of us, it couldn't come soon enough. The past few months have brought us extreme and unusual—and in some cases uncomfortable—weather conditions.

Fingers crossed that March goes out like a lamb and that April showers (and not April monsoons) bring pretty May flowers and calm lake waters.

In the meantime, we hope you enjoy this issue of Lakeside. 

On behalf of the NH LAKES Staff,

Andrea LaMoreaux
Vice President
Look Forward to Ice-Out
an essay by Warren P. Balgooyen published by
The Heart of New England
When lake ice splinters into pencil-like ice crystals, 'ice-out' isn't far away!
Ever been on the shore of a lake or river when the ice went out? It is a fascinating experience, both to see and to hear.

Ice-out begins in late winter as the sun becomes stronger and starts to melt the ice. Weakening ice can be heard to “groan” as the wind buckles it. As the ice melts, its structure changes and it forms pencil-like crystals arranged vertically through the ice mass. The ice becomes crystallized or “honey combed."

If you are lucky enough to be nearby a lake or river the day of ice out, you may hear a “tinkling” sound. The pencil-like ice crystals fall against each other like dominoes when the waves of open water nibble at the ice edge, creating that special sound.

To read more, click here. 
Don't miss this free and informative presentation!
Drought in New Hampshire: Yes, it's still happening
How dry we are—how wet will it be? Before the ground froze, New Hampshire was experiencing a significant drought. Although there has since been snow and rain—and even some flooded streams and rivers—groundwater levels are still very low.

On Monday, April 3, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm at St. Paul's School in Concord, The Upper Merrimack Monitoring Program and St. Paul's School will co-host the presentation "Drought in New Hampshire: Yes, it is still happening."

The evening will feature experts in the fields of fisheries science, municipal water supply, forestry, and hydrology. The presenters will provide an overview of the effects of drought in New Hampshire. This event is FREE and open to the public, but space is limited. 

Register today to reserve your seat before this opportunity evaporates! 
 
There's still time to register!
Landscaping for Water Quality Training
When: March 30 & 31

Where: Moultonborough

What: Participants will learn how to use ecological landscape practices including rain gardens, vegetated buffers, and other green infrastructure to infiltrate storm water and absorb pollutants, protecting our lakes, rivers and streams. 
 
Who: This program is for:
  • Landscape designers, contractors and maintenance professionals.
  • Key members of watershed groups, conservation commissions and others who want to understand ecological approaches to landscaping for water quality protection.
  • Others involved in regional water quality protection programs and policy
For More Information & To Register: Click here. 
 
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15 mind boggling photos of frozen lakes
 
Cool video of ice breaking up on Lake Winnipesaukee!
 
Have you been to the volcano in NH?!
 
Lots to love: Counting the world’s lakes
 
Short of carrying an auger, is it possible to be sure that frozen lake is safe?

 

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UPCOMING TRAININGS & CONFERENCES
Apr. 8: Saving Special Places Conference
Alton, NH

May 23: 2017 Governor's Conference on Volunteerism
Concord, NH 
 
Jun 1 - 2: 2017 NH LAKES Lakes Congress
Meredith, NH
IN THE NEWS
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Ice fisherman rescued from Lake Winnipesaukee
 
North Woods Law: New Hampshire -- Premiere
 
Spring Outdoor Adventure Talks at NH Fish and Game
 
MAINE
 
Alligators make a splash, but invasive species pose greater risk in Maine
 
MID-WEST
 
Troubled waters on the Great Lakes
 
WEST

ISDA Invasive Species Program Intercepts Fouled Watercraft

Live Quagga Mussel Found On Boat Entering Idaho

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'Super sponge' promises effective toxic clean up of lakes and more

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