Freedom — May 8, 2011 — Friday afternoon (5/6/11) I had an email conversation with Dan Mattaini at the State Dam Bureau regarding his plan for managing the Ossipee Lake water level until June 1st, when the summer level of 407.25′ is scheduled to begin. Following is his response:
“We need to let the water drop low enough to get the steel stanchions in place to allow us to then drop the stop-logs in at the spillway (north side). With the water being as high as it has been this spring we haven’t been able to get in there yet to do that. We are hoping that will happen in the next couple weeks. Then we will close things up and hopefully get it back up to 407.25 by June 1st.”
Presently the level is reported to be just above 407′ so we can expect a drop by this time next week if the rain stays away. This will be a good time to get the docks in, but not much help with boat launching.
By the way, we had the first bass fishing contest last Sunday. I counted 4 boats at 7:08 a.m . — cold and rain.