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Why We are Thankful
November 19, 2016
A MONTHLY NEWSLETTER OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LAKES ASSOCIATION
Dear Lake Friend,
For nearly 25 years, The New Hampshire Lakes Association (NH LAKES) has worked with people like you committed to making at least one small part of the world - our lakes - a better place.

The NH LAKES Board of Directors and staff are thankful that you have chosen to be part of our statewide network of concerned and committed individuals working together for healthy, clean, and safe lakes.

While some of the challenges that our lakes face today are different than they were 25 years ago, with your partnership and support, we will continue to make our lakes a better place. 

Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving season.

With gratitude,
The NH LAKES Staff

Photo Credit: Lake Winnipesaukee Association

ONLY A FEW DAYS LEFT!

Have you shared your priorities with us?
By NOVEMBER 30, make sure you have told us what lake management and protection issues are important to you! It's easy to do and will only take a few minutes through our online 2017 Advocacy Survey.

NH LAKES gives you a voice in the state legislature and public policy arena - and beyond - BUT we can't do this job without your input. If you haven't already shared your thoughts with us, please don't wait any longer - just click here!
Drought Expected to Continue Through Winter

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The long-running drought in much of the Northeastern United States is expected to persist through the winter.

The U.S. Drought Monitor map released November 17 shows dry conditions continuing through February throughout New England and the only relief coming in parts of upstate New York, where some drought-stricken areas could see improving conditions.

The drought is the worst in more than a decade. It has been devastating to farmers and resulted in water restrictions in many places. It has dried up drinking wells and caused lake levels to drop.

For up-to-date drought conditions and water restrictions in New Hampshire, click here.

From the USGS, October 2016
The Science of Harmful Algal Blooms

Cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms (cyanoHABs) are increasingly a global concern. CyanoHABs can threaten human and aquatic ecosystem health; they can cause major economic damage.

The toxins produced by some species of cyanobacteria (called cyanotoxins) cause acute and chronic illnesses in humans. Harmful algal blooms can adversely affect aquatic ecosystem health, both directly through the presence of these toxins and indirectly through the low dissolved oxygen concentrations and changes in aquatic food webs caused by an overabundance of cyanobacteria. Economic damages related to cyanoHABs include the loss of recreational revenue, decreased property values, and increased drinking-water treatment costs.

Nationwide, toxic cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms have been implicated in human and animal illness and death in at least 43 states. In August 2016, at least 19 states - including New Hampshire - had public health advisories because of cyanoHABs.

To learn more, click here

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No Lake is an Island

And, in New Hampshire, no lake steward stands alone.
 

Whatever you are doing to protect your favorite lake, you are not alone.

Your support of NH LAKES protects your favorite lake - and all the lakes and ponds of New Hampshire.

One way you can give thanks this season is by making a year-end gift to NH LAKES. If you haven't already made a donation to our Annual Fund, please consider doing so today.

You can make your charitable year-end donation by clicking here

UPCOMING EVENTS
Blackbird Friday Sale
NH Audubon McLane Center
Fri. November 25
Concord, NH 

Holiday Open House
Loon Preservation Committee
Sat. November 26
Moultonborough, NH

7th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival
March 31, 2017
NH Rivers Council
Concord, NH
 
24th Annual Lakes Congress
June 1 & 2, 2017
NH LAKES
Meredith, NH
IN THE NEWS
NEW HAMPSHIRE

Behind the Badge with NH State Police Marine Patrol Bureau

Island Homeowner Gets Nine More Months to Remove Part of Home

New Marine Patrol Building
 
Planning Board votes unanimously to reject City Council proposal for Weirs Commercial-Resort District
 
MASSACHUSETTS

Study Shows Warmer Waters Bring Earlier Blooms
 
CONNECTICUT

Zebra mussels found on power station at Candlewood Lake
 
MID-WEST

New invader found in Great Lakes

WEST

Glacier National Park announces boating closure due to invasive mussels

Invasive aquatic mussel larvae detected in Montana

US
 
Shocking pictures of 'parched America': Satellites reveal the toll of drought on the nation's lakes

USGS Study Reveals Interactive Effects of Climate Change, Invasive Species on Native Fish

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