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Keeping you up to date on all important MWA matters

Mid-Winter Report

Here’s Warden Dale’s Mid-Winter Report Mid-winter in the Megunticook Watershed is a fabulous time to get out and shake those blues. The temperatures may be cold but if you dress properly it’s fun to play on the ice. While skating, fishing or just...

Ice Safety!

Hey MWAers, We have had some great early season ice conditions and many folks, ice skaters, hard water fishers, and ice boaters have been taking advantage. However, ice conditions are variable throughout the watershed and we all need to think safety first. An MWA...

Swimmer and Boater Safety Reminder

SWIMMERS AND BOATERS REMINDER- The water is warm now and lots of people are out swimming. The Megunticook Watershed Association urges boaters to be vigilant and always know what is ahead of them. When waterskiing and tubing, state law requires boaters to have a...

Free Fishing Weekend!

This weekend is Maine’s free fishing weekend and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is encouraging everyone to get outside and enjoy a day fishing with family or friends. Any person, including non-residents, may fish for free without a license on...

Warden’s Report- March 2018

From Warden Dale: Hello, around the MEGUNTICOOK WATERSHED Spring is slowly showing signs of ending winter’s rule. The lions of March certainly roared, delivering us a string of weekly Nor’easters. Two of the storms brought heavy wet snow, measuring over a foot each,...

March 8th Noreaster

Here’s a few pics from after the March 8th storm that dropped a foot or more of snow on the Watershed. Apparently there’s another one headed our way on Tuesday. As you can see from the photos we have an intrepid kayaker who has taken advantage of our...

Ice Out Contest 2018

Yesterday on my way home from Lewiston I saw a Turkey Vulture, a sure, ‘tho ugly, sign that spring is near.  Judging by Warden Dale’s photos our recent warm weather has started the spring melt.  Last year at this time we had a similar melt but then winter...

Warden’s Report Mid-Winter 2018

Hello, the month of January was a roller coaster ride of weather.  Luckily the Megunticook Watershed has a great variety of winter activities available.  Early in the month snow in the woods and fields was measured in the feet and the temps were very cold with highs...

Warden’s Report- January Thaw

Here are a couple of videos and some pics from around the watershed last week.  The January Thaw brought temperatures in the 50s and well over 3″ of rain. Most of our snowpack ended up in the streams, rivers, ponds and lakes in 24 hours. Megunticook Lake is now...

Warden’s Report- November ’17

Megunticook Watershed Warden’s Report- November, 2018 Well the numbers are out, this fall was warm. According to the Weather Channel it was the fifth warmest fall (Sept.-Nov.) in New England. The #1 hotspot was Burlington Vt. where the average high was 54.4°; #2 was...

Storm Report

Storm Damage Report- October 30 2017 The Megunticook Watershed was hit with heavy winds and rain early Monday morning. There is lots of tree damage around the Watershed. The conditions are still far from good and road are closed or down to one lane. On Rt. 235, 4 or 5...

Late Summer Warden’s Report

The change of season appears to have arrived in the Megunticook Watershed.  The weather changes by the day, sometimes warm and summer like, sometimes cool and fall like.  Maple trees, especially those on the shoreline, are turning bright red, meaning fall is not far...

Anybody lose a kayak?

Anybody missing a blue Perception Triumph 130 Kayak (see pics)?  Found on Megunticook Lake Thursday afternoon.  Any info would be much appreciated. contact Lake Warden Dale Dougherty at...

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