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New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Station:  Barnstead Parade (BAPNH)


Barnstead Parade dam is located on the Suncook river at 
Barnstead Parade, in Barnstead.
The following parameter is currently
being measured at this site:

Barnstead Lake Stage (Lake Elevation

Summer Operations
Lake level is maintained at full pond. Full pond is equal to top 
of flashboards at the dam.

Seasonal Fall Drawdown
Drawdown begins after Columbus Day. Lake is lowered by 
one and a half feet. This is done by operation of the gate and 
stoplogs at the dam. 
Flashboards are also removed from the spillway when water 
flows allow them to be removed.

Spring Refill
Lake is refilled after spring runoff when the flows from 
snow melt allow it.

Note: Water levels generally fluctuate in response to precipitation,
snowmelt, drought or other meteorological conditions. Target water levels 
are maintained by the adjustment of flows at the dam in response 
to these conditions.

This meteorological station is operated and maintained by
the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES).
Most data relayed by satellite or other telemetry have received
little or no review. Inaccuracies in the data may be present
because of instrument malfunctions or physical changes at the
measurement site, including backwater effects due to ice formation.
Although the data presented herein is intended to be an accurate
representation of actual conditions, it is presented for
informational purposes only and the user is cautioned to use it at
his/her own risk.   

NH Department of Environmental Services | 29 Hazen Drive | PO Box 95 | Concord, NH 03302-0095
(603) 271-3503 | TDD Access: Relay NH 1-800-735-2964 | Hours: M-F, 8am-4pm

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