Clary Lake, ME, Water Level Controversy Continues

The water is right up on the narrow gauge railroad abutments. The water level at the time this picture was taken was -18.8" below the top of the dam. Photograph/Clary Lake Association/George Fergusson, January 18, 2014
The water is right up on the narrow gauge railroad abutments. The water level at the time this picture was taken was -18.8″ below the top of the dam. Photograph/Clary Lake Association/George Fergusson, January 18, 2014

Lincoln County News: The Department of Environmental Protection has issued an order setting the water level for [Maine’s] Clary Lake in Whitefield and Jefferson, but the 2-year-long battle over the order may not have served to calm the troubled waters.

The water level order process began in January 2012 when members of the Clary Lake Association and others filed a petition with the department claiming the lake had been “deliberately drawn down to levels nobody around here has seen in over 50 years” and subsequently impacted property values, recreational use of the lake, and wildlife.

Read more about the order to set the water level in Maine’s Clary Lake.

Map: Clary Lake
Map: Clary Lake

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