Megunticook Watershed Association

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Ice-In and Ice Safety

Both Norton Pond and Megunticook are buttoned up after our last cold snap.  However, we urge all of you to use extreme caution if you venture out on the ice.  Here’s a clip of Lake Warden Dale Dougherty from last week (at the 4:21 mark) Ice Safety: General Ice Thickness Guidelines – For New, […]

Update on Loon Rescue

Sad news from Avian Haven. Looking for a news year resolution?  Get rid of all the lead in your tackle box. https://www.facebook.c   COLO 2418 Megunticook Lake The Common Loon rescued from Megunticook Lake on Friday, December 16, did not survive her encounter with lead fishing tackle. She died overnight last night. This is the […]

Loon Rescue

Avian Haven posted this on Facebook yesterday. The Loon was up in the Trout Hole past Chaney’s Narrows. Doug and Lake Warden Dale tried unsuccessfully to capture the Loon on Thursday. But Doug got her early Friday. Way to go Doug! COLO 2418 Megunticook Lake Another Common Loon arrived at Avian Haven yesterday, this […]

Warden’s Report December 2016

Well, when it rains in the Fall it pours! The Megunticook Watershed has recovered from the summer drought.  Rains of recent weeks have raised the lake, pond, and river to near full pool. Small brooks and gullies ran wild, overflowing their banks with leaves clogging their main channels. The ground drank up the water and […]