Water-Quality Dropping in Belgrade Lakes


Portland Press Herald: To the naked eye, there’s nothing wrong with the deep, cool waters of the chain of 7 lakes and ponds collectively known as the Belgrade Lakes. For most of the summer, the lakes are pristine, enjoyed by legions of summer residents and visitors who come up to swim, boat and fish in the waters nestled between the Kennebec Highlands.

But potential problems underneath the surface have local conservation groups worried about the future. A recent analysis of 40 years of water tests indicates that water quality on the lakes is on a downward trend, and if not reversed, could lead to serious water quality issues and widespread algae blooms in as few as 10 years


Read more about the potential threat to water quality in Maine’s Belgrade Lakes.