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Flooding Will Always Be Possible for Ossipee Lake. Here’s Why.

Flooding Will Always Be Possible for Ossipee Lake. Here’s Why.

Major Work planned for the Ossipee River Dam next year will likely alleviate flooding to some extent. But because of the geography of the lake, Mother Nature will remain a wild card. This is the last of the articles in our series leading up to the state’s public presentation of its plan to replace the dam next year. The meeting is this Saturday, August 25, at 10 a.m. in Freedom Town Hall.

More Studies Needed on Impact of Drawdowns

More Studies Needed on Impact of Drawdowns

A long-time resident of Freedom, Ned Hatfield, author of this article, died in July 2017. He was a retired teacher who served his town for a number of years on the zoning board. His deep interest in the lake is evident in this thoughtful article about the environmental implications of winter drawdowns, a topic he felt had not received sufficient attention. We’re reposting it, along with other similar articles, to provide context for the August 25th public meeting we’re hosting at which the state will present its plan to replace the Ossipee River Dam.