WATERSHED MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
The watershed committee works to organize, coordinate and implement the May 19th, 2018 Highland Lake Watershed Survey.
HIGHLAND LAKE WATERSHED SURVEY
"On May 19, 2018, a group of volunteers participated in a Watershed Survey of the Highland Lake Watershed. Eight teams, each led by a professional technical leader, spent a very long and rigorous day surveying over 8 square miles from Little Duck Pond on the north end, to the dam at the south end of the lake. The teams walked all waterfront properties (with the exception of those that elected to opt out), all stream crossings and roadways that potentially could directly impact the lake.
The goal of the survey was to identify erosion sites within the watershed area that likely were contributing Non-Point Source (NPS) pollution into Highland Lake. These sites included areas of bare soil that allowed runoff through residential properties and driveways, boat ramps, paths to the waterfront, right- of- ways and construction sites. Also identified were poorly maintained private roads, plugged culverts, un-vegetated
ditches and eroding stream banks." - HLA Summer Newsletter
WATERSHED SURVEY: WHAT'S NEXT?
February 21, 2019
Residents in the Highland Lake Watershed may be wondering what the next steps are following the Watershed Survey that occurred in May 2018.
The goal of this article is to inform you, the public, regarding the process that is ongoing following the Watershed Survey, and how that process will impact not only residents in the Highland Lake Watershed, but also the Towns of Windham and Falmouth.