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1 week ago

Ossipee Lake

A couple of pix showing work at the dam has commenced. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

Erin Garland Dobe

Anyone lose a small pink kayak? Drifted onto shore on Broad Bay. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

Susan MacCarthy Marks

NHDES UPDATE: CYANOBACTERIA ADVISORY HAS BEEN LIFTED ON MIDDLE DANFORTH POND

News from the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services


State REMOVES Cyanobacteria Advisory for
Middle Danforth Pond in Freedom, NH

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) has REMOVED a cyanobacteria advisory issued for Middle Danforth Pond in Freedom, NH. Samples collected 8/12 and 8/13 revealed that there were no cyanobacteria from shorelines around Middle Danforth Pond. The connected upper and lower ponds were also surveyed for scums. The distinct odor of cyanobacteria still persists. While the bloom has visually dissipated, DES advises lake-goers to look out for surface scum accumulations. Please continue to monitor your individual shoreline for changing conditions.

NHDES monitors public beaches and public waters of the state for cyanobacteria. Once a cyanobacteria advisory has been issued, NHDES returns to affected waterbodies weekly until the cyanobacteria standards are again met. NHDES advises lake users to avoid contact with the water in areas experiencing elevated cyanobacteria cell conditions. NHDES also advises pet owners to keep their pets out of any waters that have a cyanobacteria bloom.

This advisory was not based on a toxin evaluation and was intended as a precautionary measure for short term exposure. Cyanobacteria are natural components of water bodies worldwide, though blooms and surface scums may form when excess nutrients are available to the water. Some cyanobacteria produce toxins that are stored within the cells and released upon cell death. Toxins can cause both acute and chronic health effects that range in severity. Acute health effects include irritation of skin and mucous membranes, tingling, numbness, nausea, vomiting, seizures and diarrhea. Chronic effects may include liver and central nervous system damage. Be cautious of lake water that has a surface scum, changes colors, or appears to have green streaks or blue-green flecks aggregating along the shore.

The advisory went into effect on August 9, 2019 and was removed on August 13, 2019.
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3 weeks ago

Tracy Harris

Paddle Boat on Berry Bay!

We have a stray Paddle Boat that washed up on our beach this spring. Just getting around to posting it. If anyone is missing one please private message me!
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4 weeks ago

Miranda Mulligan

I have spent every single summer my entire life up at our family camp on Ossipee Lake. In all my life, I have never seen a sunset more beautiful than this one that took place on Friday night! There is something so beautiful about witnessing the sunsets here, and I truly believe there is something extra special about this lake. There is not a day that I am not thankful that we get to have a place like this for our family to enjoy. It is in the quiet moments here on this lake that I feel happiest and so content, yet so alive. We all need moments like this- at places like this, to decompress and take in nature and all the beauty that surrounds us. ♥️ ... See MoreSee Less

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4 weeks ago

Miranda Mulligan

Just wanted to share last Wednesday’s sunset with you all! It was so beautiful! ♥️ ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

Dave Cooper

Lost a blue kayak from Westward Shores the other night. If any happens to see it grab it and let us know.
Thanks
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1 month ago

Joseph Crowley

Canoe washed off our Westward Shores site. Navy blue with tan interior ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

Edwina Drummond Boose

Does anyone know if Dam is wide open? Lake is crazy high! Many docks under water. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

Laurie Crotty

Do you have to be an Ossipee resident to go to the Ossipee lake? ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

Paige Douglas

Hello, today we lost my white croc off of the boat in Leavitt Bay. It’s probably not going to be found. But if so, could you please contact me! ... See MoreSee Less

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