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Keeping you up to date on all important MWA matters
It’s Ice-Out!

It’s Ice-Out!

Ice-Out! Ice-Out was called at 6:30 PM last Friday, March 27th. A stiff northwest breeze chewed up the last remaining ice in the central part of Megunticook Lake and I could navigate the patrol boat from the dams to the Ken Bailey Bridge (the definition of Ice-Out on...

Warden’s Report Late Winter

Warden’s Report Late Winter

The cold, snow, then rain patterns over the winter made for a long tough winter. We did not have any large snow events.  Six inches was about the max with even less in downtown Camden.  Most of the snow storms ended with rain.  Driveways were coated with ice many...

2020 Ice Out Contest!

2020 Ice Out Contest!

The Megunticook Lake Watershed Association is once again sponsoring an “Ice Out” contest.  The person who guesses closest to date and time the ice goes out on Megunticook Lake will win a $100.00 gift certificate from Maine Sport and a year’s subscription to the Camden...

Swimmer and Boater Safety Reminder

Swimmer and Boater Safety Reminder

SWIMMERS AND BOATERS REMINDER- The water is getting warmer 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...

Ice-Out!

Ice-Out!

Spring has sprung folks. Peepers are out, loons are back, and we have a 2019 Ice-Out Contest winner. A stiff northwest breeze last Tuesday chewed up the remaining ice on Megunticook Lake and Ice-Out was declared at 4:30 PM, April 16th. Aaaannnd the winner is? Meredith...

Mid-Winter Report

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 hiking the shoreline...

Ice Safety!

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...

Free Fishing Weekend!

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

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

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 recent ice loss....

Ice Out Contest 2018

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 returned and...

Warden’s Report Mid-Winter 2018

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

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 full...

Warden’s Report- November ’17

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...

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