If for nothing else, I like St. Paddy’s Day because of the Kelly Green.

There’s not a whole lot of green happening around the watershed in March.

However, Lake Warden Justin reports some open water around the Little Fang Islands, so please be cautious if you venture in that direction. The water levels are low which causes the rocks to be exposed. The sun beats down on them they warm up and melt the ice around them. So be careful out there and let’s take it as a sign of spring!

A few other items:

Go to our website for a list of upcoming events: https://www.megunticook.org/index.php/upcoming-events-in-the-area/ These include the Penobscot Bay Stewards program offered by Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition. deadline for applications are April 1. the application and more info are on our website.

We also posted some more critter cam shots on the website!

We measured the amount of water in the snowpack last week and relayed that info to the United States Geologic survey and the town of Camden’s Dam Agent. The watershed is averaging 7.4″ of water in the snowpack. We haven’t had that much at this time of the year in over a decade. To put that in perspective, imagine we had a 3 day rain storm during the summer with a total of 7″ of rain. That would be one heck of a gully washer! So, to reduce the chance of flooding, let’s hope for a nice gradual snowmelt with no warm rainstorms.

Finally, don’t forget to put an entry in for this year’s “Ice Out Contest”. Send your educated guesses to LakeWarden@Megunticook.org or P.O. Box 443, Camden ME 04843. It could be a tough year to call. So far Justin has received guesses ranging from April 18th to May 1st.