Thursday, February 18, 2010

Winnipesaukee communities discuss solutions to water quality concerns

Winnipesaukee communities discuss solutions to water quality concerns
by Erin Plummer
January 13, 2010
MEREDITH — Communities and state officials are taking steps toward improving water quality on Lake Winnipesaukee with the release of unfavorable data on the condition of various areas of the lake.

Representatives from the Department of Environmental Services, North Country Resource, Conservation, and Development, the Lakes Region Planning Commission, the University of New Hampshire, representatives from Moultonboro, Laconia, Gilford, and Holderness, and other interested parties came out for a meeting in Meredith last Tuesday to address water quality on local subwatersheds.

Conservation officials discussed looking at a subwatershed approach to addressing water quality on Winnipesaukee, working on a smaller scale for a possible greater chance of success, as it would be more manageable. This approach could identify pollution sources and identify clear regulatory authority and greater coordination of efforts.

The presentation was part of a watershed planning an implementation process that started in 2006.
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Source: NewHampshireLakesAndMountains.com by Salmon Press,  PO Box 729, 5 Water Street, Meredith, NH 03253