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New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Operations Information
List of Specific Station Operations

Current Watershed Operations Information - Mascoma, Suncook, Salmon Falls, Powwow, Soucook, Lamprey, Exeter and Piscataquog

Station: Barnstead Parade (Barnstead)

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.

Related Information

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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