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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: Crystal Lake (Gilmanton)

Crystal Lake dam is located at the south end of the lake in Gilmanton.

The following parameter is currently
being measured at this site:

Crystal Lake Stage (Lake Elevation)

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

Seasonal Fall Drawdown
Stoplogs holding back water in lake are removed after Columbus day.
The lake is normally lowered towards a goal of 3.
During most years, the 3' drawdown is not reached.

Spring Refill
Lake is allowed to return to full pond after ice out, 
usually in Mid-April. This is done by replacing stoplogs at the dam.

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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