Bob Smart has written often about the Ossipee River Dam, including this newsletter article from 2004 about the dam’s history and how it’s operated. This is one of a number of articles we’ll be reposting in advance of the state’s presentation on how it plans to rebuild the dam next year. That public presentation will be August 25 in Freedom Town Hall at 10 a.m.
Ossipee Lake as we know it today was formed by the construction of the Ossipee River Dam more than a century ago. Next year the dam will get a significant upgrade. A public meeting to be held in Freedom on Saturday, August 25, will detail the state’s plan.
Early morning hit and run on the big lake has the State Police asking for the public’s assistance in providing leads.
There could be as many as four loon nests on Ossipee Lake this year, and a handful of volunteers from all points on the lake help keep them safe.
An opportunity to work outdoors, meet people, and help keep invasive plants from entering the lake awaits a handful of lucky individuals who are selected for this year’s Lake Host program on Ossipee Lake.